Bridge Program – Cape Town

R 12 500 once off OR R14 000 in 3 instalments @ R 4666.66 x3


Module 1 to 4 – 22 – 23 April 2022 (2 days)
Module 5 to 8 – 10 – 12 June 2022 (3 days)

Bridge the gap from University to Private Practice. 5 days of lectures and hands-on sections, spending time on the clinical and non-clinical side of dentistry in private practice. Join our community of passionate dentists, refine your skills, and define your goals as you approach your journey as a dentist.

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During 2019 we introduced Endodontics and Implantology into the program with great success. But we want to do more. Delegates have indicated that they would appreciate greater focus on the systematic approach to treatment planning and the incredibly important business of dentistry. This is why we have increased the 2022 program to include an extra full day to allow us to focus on these aspects in more detail. With these changes, we have further extended the program to cover the full scope of private dentistry, allowing participants to become more rounded practitioners.

Covering 8 modules over 5 full days, The Bridge Program 2022 aims to give young dentists the tools to bridge the gap between University & community service towards their new careers in private practice. Over the 8 modules, the young dentist will be introduced to the world of dental business; given tips on how to interact with patients and staff while learning how to build a structured treatment plan. The extensive clinical modules will incorporate the latest tools needed to perform clinical procedures with confidence. Making use of hands-on sessions in a small group set-up we will re-introduce the dentists to the latest techniques and materials, sharing the tips and tricks used in private practice.

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Payment Options

Once-off, Monthly

Course Information

Now with modules on Endodontics and Implantology and 2 full days on treatment planning, diagnosis, business and marketing the 2022 Bridge Program will cover the full scope of private dentistry, allowing participants to become more rounded practitioners.

The eight modular programs will incorporate the most important aspects that all new graduates will need to make a success of private practice. This will include both the business and practice of dentistry.

Module Structure:

Module 1 Direct Posterior restorations:

  • 4 hours/
  • Lecture and hands-on/

  • Material choices, Cavity prep, Isolation, Bonding – the tools to success
  • Bulk Fill vs. Layering – what should I use and why
  • Getting the perfect contact – every time


Module 2 Direct Anterior restorations:

  • 4 hours/
  • Lecture and hands-on/

  • The easiest way to wow patients – made even easier
  • The basics of anterior failure – envelope of function and how occlusion works in the front
  • The techniques to Simple and beautiful anterior restorations


Module 3 Indirect posterior restorations

  • 4 hours/
  • Lecture and hands-on/

  • The crown is dead – long live the tooth. How minimalistic porcelain restorations can make teeth and restorations last longer
  • The techniques to make all porcelain restorations that last
  • The ABC of bonding porcelain


Module 4 Indirect anterior restorations

  • 4 hours/
  • Lecture and hands-on/

  • Using all porcelain restorations to create beautiful smiles
  • Planning and design – when to & when not to: The Choices
  • Conventional analogue and digital planning


Module 5 Endodontics

  • 4 hours/
  • Lecture and hands-on/

  • Effective diagnosis and planning in endodontics
  • The use of rotary files to simplify treatment
  • Predictably sealing for long term success


Module 6 Implants

  • 4 hours/
  • Lecture and hands-on/

  • Understanding the basics of implants
  • Diagnosis and communication with your specialist
  • The final restoration


Module 7 FULL DAY Treatment Planning and Communication

  • 8 hours/
  • Lecture and Practical exercise/

  • From the first greeting to comprehensive treatment. How to take your patient on a journey of dentistry.
  • Diagnosing and planning in a step-by-step manner
  • DPL – the role of patient communication to prevent litigation


Module 8 FULL DAY Business of Dentistry

  • 8 hours/
  • Lecture and Practical exercise/

  • Introduction into private practice
  • How to be the dental CEO
  • Building your own brand
  • Ethical Marketing
  • Starting your own business