Dental Academy

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Digital Impressions

  • Date: 9 March 2018
  • Time: 9.00am - 4.45pm
  • Speaker(s): Michael Thomas, Senior Teaching Fellow, Specialist Clinical Teacher, Conservative & MI Dentistry KCL Dental Institute at Guy's Hospital. Mark Patterson, Dental Technician & Laboratory Owner. Steve McDonagh, Technician and CEO of a Microsoft Gold Partner. Caroline Corbett, has worked in dentistry for 20 years and has had a varied career centered around improving the aesthetics of customers.
  • Cost: £195.00
  • Hours: 6

This hands-on course aims to take the dentists and dental nurses on a journey from start to finish of incorporating digital impression techniques into everyday dental practice.


By attending this course you will:

  • Be able to appreciate the various applications and benefits of intra-oral scanning and impression scanning and the associated bite registration needed to achieve a good ICP.
  • Understand the role and interface with the dental laboratory, thereby increasing communications and enhancing their prosthetic skills.
  • Be given hands on experience in using the intra-oral scanners, reviewing the scans, cropping flak from images, understanding the pit falls and limitations.
  • Develop an understanding of the new restoration types that can be produced in our digital age, along with the processes to complete them.
  • Understand the components required for implant scanning.
  • Develop the use of dental nurses to improve the surgery and digital workflow.
  • Understand what internet connection is required to future proof the surgery.
  • Observe the process of a scan, design, mill and finish of a restoration using a selected scan.