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Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I join the Course?
The Digital Dental Academy has grown into one of the worlds largest community of digital dentistry dedicated to the professions of dentists, technicians and auxillaries, offering courses on a range of digital dentistry subjects, and it is pleased to deliver the UK’s first Level 7 Digital Dentistry Programme. The programme is aimed at the higher educational needs of General Dental Practitioners who intend to introduce digital dentistry as a treatment modality into their practices or to expand on existing knowledge and skills. It also instils the core skills essential for the professional practice of dentistry using new technologies and a commitment to lifelong learning. The objective is to provide dental surgeons with the core knowledge and clinical skills essential for the delivery of competent, high quality dental care in accordance with GDC recognised guidelines. Additionally, it is to promote an understanding of the different requirements essential to the provision of ethical, predictable and evidence based preventative, orthodontic, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
What are the course aims of the full PGCert/Diploma?
The overall aim is to deliver sound teaching in the theory and safe practice of modern dentistry using cutting edge tools such as intra oral scanners, 3D Printers, Milling machines and Software aids. It aims to produce competent and reflective practitioners as well as encouraging opportunities for research and further postgraduate development. The programme aims are to:
Provide unbiased teaching in the theory and practice of dentistry using digital tools and technologies.
Create opportunities for personal and professional development
Contribute to the research base of digital dentistry and to encourage research amongst practitioners
Promote digital dentistry as a safe and practical method of treating patients
Produce safe, competent and reflective practitioners
Appraise levels of competency.
What are the course objectives for the full PGCert/Diploma?
By the end of the programme, successful students will have acquired the knowledge, skills and experience to confidently:
Deliver safe, predictable and competent dental treatment using digital technologies.
Understand their role and responsibilities in the provision of dental treatment to their patients using these tools, together with their relationships to other colleagues and the dental care team.
Be able to communicate effectively with other professionals in the management of complex cases requiring an interdisciplinary approach.
Interpret research findings and their implications for dental treatment using digital dental software and hardware.
Evaluate various treatment options, demonstrate proficiency in applying new cutting edge software and hardware techniques and reflect on all aspects relating to practice management, synthesising information gained from a wide variety of sources in order to develop an optimal and realistic treatment plan.
Understand the major legal, ethical and social implications of treatment using these technologies.
What are the Course Fees for the full PGCert/Diploma?
The normal Course Fees are £6,000 for the PGCert and £12,000 for the Diploma.
What is a Level 7 accreditation?
The Digital Dental Academy is an EduQual Approved Centre for education in the UK. As such our PGCert and Diploma Courses are taught to a standard that has been verified by EduQual. EduQual is a regulated awarding body, approved by SQA-Accreditation, a globally-recognised national qualifications regulator in the UK.