The Bridge Program

This six-module program commences of the 5th of April 2018 and will run every first Thursday evening of the month. By limiting the registrations to 20 delegates, the smaller group will experience evenings that are focused on practical, hands-on workshops that are interactive and informative. Creating an environment of interaction and open discussions that will equip the young dentist with techniques they can implement in their surgeries straight away.

An overview:

The six 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 1 – Your first patient

  • 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
  •  Implementing the plan wisely

Module 2 – The business of dentistry

  • Introduction into private practice
  •  Medical aid vs. private
  • Commission structures & starting your own business
  • VAT, PAYE, Insurance, Disability, retirement – what does it really mean

Module 3 – Simple Posterior direct restorations

  • 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 4 – Aesthetic Anterior direct restorations

  • 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 5 – Conservative Posterior ceramic restorations

  • 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 6 – Beautiful Anterior ceramic restorations

  • Using all porcelain restorations to create beautiful smiles
  • Planning and design – when to & when not to: The Choices
  • How a wax-up and a great lab can help