It is a course that the content of each day can be applied to everyday practice immediately after each course day, with improved skills and results. The aim of the course is not only to improve skills with immediate effect, but to improve CONFIDENCE, both for delegates and then for their patients.
All of our courses are as practical as possible, whilst also providing the academic foundations for you to base your practical skills upon. It is unrealistic for our delegates to be given little knowledge then expect them to learn how to correctly practice high end dentistry.
When choosing to embark upon a post-graduate training course it is important that you find the right one to invest your time and money into. We have all, at some time, sat through lectures that have cost us hundreds of pounds but have proved to be inconsequential. After the first couple of hours the mind invariably drifts to the realm of daydream, as the eyes become tired of staring at a power-point presentation and the ears become tired of being talked at. We are dentist’s, we choose a practical profession which involves using our hands! The Academy recognises this and believes that you will gain the most knowledge and experience when you let your hands do the learning.
Another attribute of the Academy is the continuity it offers. Delegates undoubtedly benefit from the continued relationship with Dr Hargreaves as he is available every session to discuss ongoing treatment plans and experiences of trying the new techniques you have learnt in practice.
Based on the Tell-Show-Do approach to learning
As little time spent lecturing/presenting as possible and as much time as possible in the practical phantom head room getting as much practical time as possible on the phantom heads
All presentations given on CD/memory stick to all delegates for each course day
Practical manuals given to each delegate for each day for use in practice afterwards
Full product and materials back up with product re-order catalogues for all materials and burrs used
Initial burr kits supplied at the start of the course for all practical work, which are referenced throughout the course
Phantom head jaws included in course fee to take away at the end of the course to use as patient demonstration models