5-week Comprehensive Program

This program assists candidates in preparing for both the clinical and technical components of the ADC practical examination.

Clinical Component (approximately 30 sessions)

This part of the program comprises a combination of lectures, seminars, and tasks/simulations covering some of the key aspects of clinical dentistry.

The specialties and topics covered include:

  • Principles of history taking, examination
    (incl. clinical information gathering), diagnosis, and treatment planning

  • Oral and maxillofacial Surgery

  • Oral Medicine and Pathology

  • Endodontics

  • Periodontics

  • Fixed Prosthodontics

  • Removable Prosthodontics

  • Operative (conservative) Dentistry

  • Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

  • Cariology and Preventive Dentistry

  • Oral Radiology

  • Principles and practice of infection control

  • Managing medical emergencies in the dental surgery

  • Introduction to Dental Implantology

  • Taking intra-oral radiographs

  • Administration of local anaesthesia

  • Rubber dam application

  • Communication and Dental Records

  • Oral hygiene instruction and dietary advice

  • Scaling and cleaning and root debridement

Technical Component (approximately 30 sessions)

This part of the program aims to improve scientific knowledge and clinical skills in the areas of general operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, and endodontics. Most of the work will be conducted on bench-mounted manikins in the pre-clinical laboratory.

Tasks will include:

  • Appropriate preparation of carious teeth (ranging from simple to extensive situations) – for restoration with resin composite and amalgam direct restorative materials

  • Principles of pulp protection and application of liners and bases

  • Understanding and application of bonding systems

  • Restoration of teeth with resin composite

  • Restoration of teeth with amalgam (including concepts of complex amalgam restorations – pins, slots, grooves, cusp capping, etc.).

  • Preparation of teeth for indirect restorations (PFM crowns, ceramic crowns, gold crowns, inlays/onlays, veneers, etc.)

  • Temporisation of teeth prepared for indirect restorations

  • Endodontic access cavities

  • Principles of endodontic instrumentation and obturation