Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

Course Structure

This course consists of two parts - theory and hands-on training:

  • The theory (3 hours) will be delivered to the delegates via Online Virtual LIVE Classroom Coaching on 14 August 2020.
  • The hands-on training (approx. 4-5 hours) will be delivered face-to-face on 07 October 2020.

Course Aim

  • Awareness of the materials available for Inlays/ Onlays
  • Understand the cavity design
  • Identify the ‘bulk’ of material required for strength
  • Appreciation of the retentive/resistance form required
  • Provide an armamentarium to produce these preparations
  • Introduce the ‘Hollow’ ground chamfer
  • Identify where to place the preparation margins
  • Define the rational for onlay or inlay preparation

Course Objectives

At the end of this course delegates should be able to:

  • Identify the materials available for Inlay/ Onlay restorations
  • Understand the preparation design through an appreciation of material choice
  • Produce preparations which demonstrate the correct divergence and provide retention/ resistance form
  • Illustrate how the correct use of chamfer bur will produce round internal line angles
  • Demonstrate the correct placement and application of the Hollow ground chamfer
  • Place preparation margins with an awareness of tooth contact points
  • Gain an appreciation of when to extend an Inlay preparation to an Onlay preparation
  • Identify the criteria for prescribing a material of choice
  • Describe the bonding/ cementation rational for a given material

Course Topics

  • Divergence angle
  • Resistance/ retention form
  • Internal line angles
  • Cavo-surface margin
  • Hollow ground chamfer
  • Porcelain v’s Composite

Theory Agenda | Online | 14 August 2020

13:00 – 15:30 Porcelain inlays & onlays lecture
15:30 – 16:00 Discussions and Q&A

Hands-on Training Agenda | Face-to-face | 07 October 2020

Approx. 4-5 hours Hands-on practical: porcelain inlays & onlays