Seminars – a range of relevant seminar topics are available to assist with both the clinical and technical components of the practical examination.



A variety of 2-hour seminar topics relevant for both the clinical and technical components of the practical examination are delivered throughout the year.

Topics delivered include:

  • Management of the medically compromised patient

  • Local anaesthesia, analgesics, and anxiolytics

  • Use of antibiotics in dentistry and prescription writing

  • Oral radiology – basic theory and principles, and interpretation

  • Review of minimum intervention dentistry (direct restorations)

  • Review of fixed prosthodontics – crown and veneer preparations and provisionalisation

  • Principles of history, examination, diagnosis and treatment planning

  • Communication, record keeping, and consent

  • Endodontics – trauma

  • Endodontics – odontogenic pain and principles of treatment of endodontic treatment

  • Cariology and preventive dentistry

  • Periodontology – classification of disease and treatment principles

  • Removable Prosthodontics – principles of partial denture design

  • An introduction to dental implantology

  • Paedodontics and orthodontic diagnosis

  • Practical infection control