Why attend this course?

With the increasing demand for dental implants, digital dentistry has the advantage of providing a more efficient work flow for the implant patient, as well as improving the accuracy of treatment planning and production of surgical guides. Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (DCBCT) scans have a key role in the planning process and restorative process. It is imperative therefore that practitioners are qualified in prescribing and reporting Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (DCBCT) scans.

This course includes the delivery of the ionising radiation guidelines, as well as prescribing and reporting on DCBCT’s.

What is the aim of the course?

The Post Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in Foundations of Digital Dentistry aims to provide the dentist with the knowledge of the digital work flow. The knowledge and skills to understand the role and application of DCBCT, including referral of the patient for DCBCT and ability to report on the images.

What will I learn?

This course will equip you with core knowledge in using CBCT-based diagnostic & treatment planning technology. The digital imaging is the data capture aspect of the process followed by an introduction to the planning and software. You will be introduced to the use of intra-oral scanners and surgical guides.

The HPACRCE-010 syllabus (protection from radiation doses from dental CBCT examinations) will be covered, and you will learn how to:

  1. Evaluate the role and application of DCBCT Scans
  2. Be able to appropriately prescribe a DCBCT
  3. Be able to interpret and report on DCBCT images
  4. Evaluate the role of the digital workflow in dentistry
  5. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of digital work flow in treatment planning
  6. Critically discuss the role of 3D surgical guides in guided surgery techniques
  7. Provide immediate loading protocols using CEREC Chairside
  8. Critically analyse application of CAD grafts

The academic teaching will be delivered by expert clinicians in digital dentistry & CBCT at the ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital in Salford Quays.

5 days, (1-2 days pcm)Introduction to digital workflow in treatment planning
5 days, (1-2 days pcm)Introduction to digital workflow in surgical & restorative dental procedures


The ICE National Reference Centre for Digital Dentistry in collaboration with Henry Schein will provide all necessary hardware and equipment for the course including:

  • ICE extra-oral Morita Scanner
  • 3 shape intraoral scanner
  • Chairside CEREC AC technology
  • Surgical navigation systems
  • Software and 3D printers.

Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants must have completed 2 year Foundation Training
  2. Applicants must be either in full time General Dental Practisioner or in junior / middle grade hospital posts
  3. All applicants must be GDC registered
  4. All applicants must have indemnity cover

Register your interest

To register your interest place complete the following form: Registration Form

By registering your interest, you will receive updates regarding the course and when you are able to apply.


10 academic days over 10 months

Start Date

5th February 2019


ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital


£495 pcm for 12 months