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Professional Diploma in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
One Year Program in Cosmetic Dentistry

Program Directors:

Course Director & Clinical Lead: Prof. Wolfgang Richter
Course Co-Director: Dr. Thamer Theeb
Administrator: Ms. Solange Sfeir

MODULE 1 Foundation of Aesthetic Dentistry, Indirect Restorations

Topics covered
Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry – an Introduction
Basic Aesthetic Rules
History Taking and Clinical Examination
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Patients Selection for Cosmetic Dentistry
Clinical Tips & Hints for Successful Esthetic Cases
Overview Ceramic Materials
Foundations of Material Science Ceramics
Management of Ceramic Failures
Cements and Cementation
Soft Tissue Management and Successful Impression Making
Dental Veneers – from Preparation to Cementation
Construction of Provisional Restorations
Laboratory Communication

Dental veneers workshop
Smile Design workshop


MODULE 2 Dental Composites and Direct restorations

Topics covered
Colour Science and Shade Taking
Art and Visual Perception Applied to Aesthetic Dentistry
Form – Texture – Harmony
Dental adhesives
Anterior Composite Restorations
Posterior Composite Restorations
Overview Composite Materials
Composite Veneers
Diastema Closure Using Composites
Management of Composite Failures
Restoring Root Canal Treated Teeth

Natural layering technique, direct composite restorations
Successful posterior composites


MODULE 3 Digital Smile Design and Clinical photography

Topics covered
Digital Smile Design Concept
Clinical photography
Wax-ups and Smile Testing
Mock-ups and Provisional Restorations
Dental Veneers in Clinical Act

Clinical photography
Digital Smile Design workshop

MODULE 4 Endodontics and Restoring RCT Treated Teeth

Topics covered
Basic principles of Endodontics
Do-redo Endodontic Cases
Management of Complex Cases
Dental Microscopy
Management of Perforation in Endodontics

Instrumentation techniques
Obturation techniques


MODULE 5 Restoring Dental Implants and Dental Occlusion

Topics covered
How to Restore Dental Implants: Step by Step Guide
Implants in the Aesthetic Zone
Provisional Restorations in Implant Dentistry
Managing Restorative Complications in Implant Dentistry
The Role of Splint Therapy
Aetiology and Management of Tooth Surface Loss
Management of Cases with a Worn Dentition
The benefits and Risks Involved with Changing an Occlusal Scheme
The Shortened Dental Arch Concept
Basic Principles of Dental Occlusion
Articulators and the Use of the Semi-adjustable Articulators and Face Bow

Impression making, provisionalisation in implant dentistry
Articulators and the use of the semi-adjustable articulator and face bow

MODULE 6 Pink Aesthetics

Topics covered
Maximizing Pink Aesthetics in Dental Practice
Perio-Prostho Interface
Laser Applications in Aesthetic Dentistry
When Periodontolgy Can Help in Clinical Practice
Periodontal Therapy Planning
Cause Related Therapy, Use of Antiseptics and Use of Antibiotics.
Surgical Periodontology
Crown Lengthening Procedures
Regenerative Therapy in Periodontics: Techniques and Evidence
Periodontal Plastic Surgery: Techniques and Evidence
Guided Tissue Regeneration

Soft tissue management in dental practice
Laser dentistry

MODULE 7 Facial Aesthetics

Topics covered
Patients Selection
Facial Anatomy and Physiology
Facial Aesthetics Using Botox and Dermal fillers
Emotional Intelligence in Dentistry
Patient Communication & Aesthetics
Key Principles to Practice success

Introduction into Botox and Intradermal Fillers

MODULE 8 Final Exams and Graduation Ceremony

Thursday: 08:00 am – 07:00 pm (Theoretical) 2 coffee breaks (15mn each), lunch break (1 hour)
Friday: 08:00 am – 12:00 pm (Theoretical)
12:00 pm – 02:00 pm (Friday Prayer + lunch break)
02:00 pm – 07:00 pm (Practical) (2 coffee breaks 15mn each)


A Single Comprehensive Major Aesthetic Reconstruction (combination of different treatments)
Two cases of direct composite restorations, (1 anterior and 1 posterior composite case)
E.g. direct composite veneers, Cl. IV restoration, Diastema closure using composites
Two cases of indirect ceramic restorations (1 anterior and 1 posterior cases), or (1 anterior case and a CAD/ CAM assisted dentistry case)
E.g. indirect dental veneers, all ceramic anterior restorations, inlays, onlays
A single periosurgery or a laser assisted dentistry case
E.g. gingivoplasty, gingivoctomy, crown lengthening

All admitted cases should comply with the case acceptance criteria of the British Academy of Implant and Restorative Dentistry

Upon successfully completion of the course’s eight modules, delegates will be awarded 120 verifiable CPD hours by BAIRD Academy (Certificate of Attendance)
Course delegates are required to first pass their final theoretical and practical examinations and then to submit a portfolio of their clinical requirements which will allow them to qualify for 60 CPD hours upon acceptance of their clinical cases and be awarded BAIRD Professional Diploma in Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry 180 CPD


Monthly theoretical exams (30 Marks)
Final theoretical exam (40 Marks)
Final Practical/oral exam (30 Marks)

Students will only be allowed to sit the final theoretical and practical exams if:
a. They have not missed more than one module
b. The have recorded an average Pass mark of their modular exams
c. They have paid the full course fees before the exam date
– Students must not give or receive assistance of any kind during any of the course exams. Any cheating, any attempt to cheat, assisting others to cheat, or participating therein, or engaging in such improper conduct as listed below is a serious violation and will generally result in disqualifying the candidate’s paper, and such other disciplinary action as may be deemed appropriate.
– The pass mark of all the theory and practical exams is the equivalent of 60% of the specific exam.


All submitted cases should be presented in a digital Format (pdf, Word, PowerPoint, etc…) with the following information:

Case Report Outline:

I. Patient Examination

A. History
1. Chief complaint
2. Secondary complaint(s), if applicable
3. Current medications

B. Clinical examination
1. Existing dentition
2. Adjacent soft tissues
3. Periodontal charting, if applicable
4. Lip line
5. Temporomandibular joint function
6. Parafunctional habits
7. Hard and soft tissue
8. Other findings

C. Radiographic examination (if needed)
D. Preoperative diagnosis
E. Patient Consent form for treatment with the patient’s signature (copy)

II. Development of the Treatment Plan:

A. Treatment goals
B. Treatment alternatives
C. Elaboration on the selected treatment (advantages/disadvantages)
D. Treatment progress
E. Instruments and materials used
F. Treatment results


Before and Post-completion photographs, which are 4” x 6” in size, taken with retraction and clearly show the following views, are required for each case:

  •  Full Smile
  •  Frontal (maxillary and mandibular teeth in occlusion)
  •  Occlusal, maxillary
  • Occlusal, mandibular
  • Lateral view in centric occlusion, left
  • Lateral view in centric occlusion, right
Duplicates of the original radiographs if needed should be submitted (case dependent).
Study and working Models
Study and Working Models of the case if needed should be photographed and submitted with the case report.
All performed procedures should be done under rubber dam isolation if needed.


*While every effort will be given to fix the modules dates, speakers names and venues as advertised o

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