ICE explains how its new courses can help you keep up to date with digital dentistry.

Digital dentistry is now becoming a key part of diagnosis and treatment planning in dental practice. It is therefore imperative for practitioners to qualify in prescribing and reporting dental cone beam computed tomography (DCBCT) scans. What is more, the use of a digital workflow can save valuable time for the dentist and patients and improve the accuracy of treatment planning and surgical guidelines.

The ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute and Hospital will be delivering a new PGCert in Foundations of digital dentistry course starting in February 2019. This will be delivered over 10 days in 10 months. This course aims to provide participants with the core knowledge of the digital workflow and digital treatment planning, as well as how to prescribe, interpret and report on DCBCT. The HPACRCE-010 syllabus (protection from radiation doses from dental CBCT examinations) will also be covered, as required by the Department of Health guidelines for dentists referring for and reporting on CBCT scans. Delegates on the course will learn how to design surgical guides, use 3D printing and provide immediate loading protocols using Cerec Chairside and more.

All digital equipment provided

As a national reference centre for digital dentistry, in collaboration with Henry Schein, ICE will provide all necessary hardware and equipment for the course including:

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

ICE is also introducing a stand-alone three-day course on DCBCT, which aims to equip dental practitioners with evidence-based knowledge and skills in prescribing, interpreting and reporting on DCBCT and will cover the full HPACRCE-010 syllabus. One-day CPD lectures on digital dentistry will also be available for dentists interested in improving their skills and knowledge in specific areas within digital dentistry.


To find out more about digital dentistry at ICE visit icedentalimplants.co.uk/digital-dentistry or contact the team on 0161 413 8336 or at [email protected].