Education

At Ivoclar Vivadent UK & Ireland, we are committed to improving technical and clinical practice across the dental profession. That’s why we offer advanced dental CPD training and dental product solutions to dental professionals around the world.

Our iDenture, denture education programme will take you through iDenture processing and precise impression taking. Moving on to looking at basic tooth characterisation, including the theory behind creating a more natural looking tooth by simple cutback, characterisation and build ups as well as techniques, tips and tricks on achieving natural shape and high quality surface texture.

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  • Introduction to Ivobase & Nexco
  • Description:

    This is a hands-on course in which you will be taken through all the stages involved in processing a complete Phonares II denture in the Ivobase injection moulding.
    You will flask, inject and de-flask one denture which you can take home to polish and use as a demonstration piece for your laboratory or practice.

    While we process the dentures you will then have a chance to get hands on with our gum characterisation composite system SR Nexco. The uses will be explained and then you will be shown how to apply this to acrylic to dramatically improve the pink aesthetics of your prosthetic work.

    We will also supply a range of information and literature for you to take home for your interest.

    Aims & Objectives

    – Understand the investing process
    – Learn how to appropriately place the aeration channels
    – Clarify the correct usage of a flask and using the locking clasps
    – Understand how to use the specific tools in conjunction with the IvoBase System
    – Define the differences between the materials used
    – Inject a polymerise your own flasks
    – Have a clear understanding of the SrNexco System
    – Understand how to create detailed characterised gingiva

    This course is suitable for both Clinical Dental Technicians and Dental Technicians.

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  • Clinical Course
  • Description:

    With a systematic concept which involves patient, dentist and dental technician, we can achieve predictable results and satisfied patients. Material and devices, which allow an economic and stress-free workflow, form the base for such a concept. The Biofunctional Prosthetic System (BPS®) offers a practical combination of a systematic workflow and high quality materials for the fabrication of functional and aesthetic dentures.

    Providing edentulous patients with new functional and good fitting dentures is one of the biggest challenges for dentists and dental technicians. Studies about the demographic development show an increasing average life expectancy and a postponement of edentulism to a later life period. Additionally our patients today have higher demands for aesthetic and function for their dentures. These factors lead to even more challenges in future in the field of prosthetic rehabilitation. Unfortunately dentists and dental technicians often forget that suitable occlusal concepts, as well as static considerations, are fundamental also for long lasting implant-borne and partial dentures dentures.

    Aims & Objectives

    – Theoretical basics about iDenture
    – Clinical and technical workflow
    – iDenture for different indications (implant-borne and partial dentures)
    – Live patient demonstration and hands-on with a patient
    – Anatomical first impressions with the Accu-Dent® System
    – Preliminary bite registration with the Centric Tray
    – Functional impressions
    – Recording the centric position with the Gnathometer M
    – Transferbow registration with the UTS 3D-Transferbow

    This course is suitable for Dentists, Clinical Dental Technicians and Dental Technicians.

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  • Dr. Abe, Suction Impression Taking - Clinical
  • Description:

    Dr Abe is very eager to spread his Suction Denture Impression Taking method worldwide. In support of this, Dr Abe has written “Mandibular Suction-Effective and BPS: A Complete Guide”. His lecture and clinical demonstrations have highlighted a new clinical technique for achieving suction and stability on a lower denture. His insight into the use of BPS Clinical and technical approaches will give the clinician confidence and renewed enthusiasm. Tutor Carl Fenwick has been personally trained in Japan by Dr Abe and his team, achieving official instructor status and qualifying with distinction from Dr Abe’s exclusive private training surgery in Sengawa, Tokyo.

    The clinical and technical steps in producing one of the most difficult results in complete denture treatment, “suction effective lower dentures”. This includes; primary, secondary and FCB impression techniques, combined with the proven Biofunctional Prosthetic System strategies.

    Aims & Objectives

    – Examination of suitability for suction effective dentures
    – Primary impression using Accident
    – Custom tray design with Gnathometer M
    – Final functional impression
    – Determining the vertical and horizontal position with the Gnathometer M
    – Face bow transfer with the Universal Transfer system
    – Denture tooth selection
    – Wax try-in and verification of dentures
    – Fitting of complete dentures with suction effective mandibular denture

    This course is a must for all clinicians and technicians wanting to improve their denture making and develop new treatment options

    This course is suitable for Dentists, Clinical Dental Technicians and Dental Technicians.

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  • Dr. Abe, Suction Impression Taking - Technical
  • Description:

    This one day course will concentrate on the technical aspect of Ivoclars BPS denture philosophy incorporating Dr Abes suction technique, covering the construction of the custom trays incorporating the Gnathometer M, the intra oral tracing device (gothic arch) which is so instrumental to the systems success, the main focus of the day will be a bio-functional set-up of an upper and lower full denture in the Stratos articulator using the SR Phonares II for you to take home.

    This course is designed for Clinical dental technicians and Dental technicians that are looking to gain a better understanding of the BPS system with Dr Abe technique including the setting up of a F/F using the templates in the BPS® identure System.
    A systematic concept which involves patient, dentist and dental technician, we can achieve predictable results and satisfied patients. Material and devices, which allow an economic and stress-free workflow, form the base for such a concept. The Biofunctional Prosthetic System (BPS®) offers a practical combination of a systematic workflow and high quality materials for the fabrication of functional and aesthetic dentures.

    Aims & Objectives

    – Learn the theoretical basics about the BPS® and Dr Abed
    – Understand the Clinical and technical workflow
    – Correctly interpret anatomical landmarks on your model
    – Construction of custom trays incorporating the Gnathometer M
    – Correct Articulation of models using Stratos templates
    – Set up of a F/F according to BPS principles
    – Natural wax up technique

    This course is suitable for Clinical Dental Technicians and Dental Technicians.

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  • Advanced Tooth Build-Up, Nexco
  • Description:

    On this one day course at the ICDE, Leicester you will be shown the correct way to construct a single central, posterior molar crown or an inlay in SR Nexco, you will learn how to get the best from the material and understand its different uses and applications.

    This course will cover advanced internal staining techniques as well as techniques, tips and tricks on achieving natural shape and high quality surface texture. tooth morphology using SR Nexco composite

    Aims and Objectives

    – Theoretical about the material SR Nexco
    – To give you a more detailed understanding of tooth morphology
    – How to achieve proper application of SR Nexco and understand the process

    This course is suitable for both Clinical Dental Technicians and Dental Technicians.

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  • Nexco, Tooth & Gum
  • Description:

    On this one day course at Leicester you will be shown the correct way to either add or characterise gum work on your prosthetics using SR Nexco, you will learn how to get the best from the material and learn its different uses and applications.

    This course will also cover basic tooth characterisation and how to create a more natural looking tooth by simple cutback, characterise and build ups as well as techniques, tips and tricks on achieving natural shape and high quality surface texture.
    You will gain experience on tooth characterisation and via a detailed hands-on demonstration with SR Nexco gum and tooth characterisation composite, after which you will have the time to create your own characterised teeth and gingiva for your own reference in future.

    Aims and Objectives

    – Theoretical basics about the material SR Nexco Gingivea Solution
    – Introduction to anterior tooth morphology
    – Characterisation of acrylic teeth and acrylic base materials
    – Proper application of SR Nexco and the process
    – Understand how to create detailed characterised gingiva

    This course is suitable for both Clinical Dental Technicians and Dental Technicians.

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