Since 1983, SCDL has remained committed to being at the forefront of technology, helping you offer patients a plethora of choice – from the highest quality, state of the art materials sourced from around the world to cutting-edge clinical technology in the form of digital impressioning systems.
An essential examination of a number of fascinating areas in dentistry today, featuring The Penn Composite Stent. This unique delivery system for the rapid fabrication of morphologically ideal direct composite veneers is part of Dr Penn’s Green Dentistry (minimally invasive) philosophy.
The course also offers an update on a myriad of highly topical subjects which are critical to clinical success in today’s rapidly changing and highly competitive environment.
With ageing of Australia’s population now well established, the need for aesthetic treatment plans to be "enamel–neutral and green" is paramount.
The Penn Composite stent is discussed which showcases the new generation injectable composite veneer technique, along with the use of zirconia-reinforced composite onlays as a consideration as an alternative to full coverage when appropriate.
This module also examines how to integrate an alignment phase into aesthetic dentistry using Invisalign to avoid significant reduction of enamel in lieu of ceramic veneers.
As patient demand for tooth coloured and metal free restorations increases, the need for practitioners to remain abreast of the most efficacious and clinically proven materials has never been so significant. Reinforced composite, lithium disilicate and zirconia-based restorations are discussed in tandem with an examination of the tried and tested ceramo-metal crowns, veneered versus monolithic and how milling can effect marginal integrity and strength.
This module examines the introduction of intra-oral scanners and their features, benefits and whether they are right for your practice.
The most popular commercial brands are featured, along with a financial analysis to demonstrate why these scanners will improve your efficiency it correctly implemented and utilised.
An up-to-date discussion regarding intra-oral photography and how to maximise this powerful clinical modality is also offered.
Dr Penn discusses how globalisation has impacted on most facets of dentistry and why the importance of utilising and verifying quality materials and manufacturers in every aspect of clinical treatment is so critical. Recording this information on patient files is also examined along with ISO accreditation and the use of the Identalloy system for material verification.
With four new dental schools and a plethora of overseas dentists pointing towards an oversupply of dental professionals, the need to be able to distinguish yourself and your practice from the rest of the "pack" has never been so significant.
Clinical proficiency is simply not enough to achieve competitive advantage and this module discusses a basket of unique selling points relating to you, your practice and your overall approach to interpersonal communication and marketing.
Dr David Penn
Founder and Head of Clinical and Technical Research, SCDL
Part-time dental practice Double Bay, NSW
Lectures internationally on aesthetic and minimally invasive dentistry
Wrote and teaches AAA/Invisalign® education course for GP dentists
Author of “A Guide to Indirect Procedures, Impressions and Implants”