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Occlusal assessment

Clear preparation protocols

Isolation and cementation

Deep margin elevation

Elevate education and Smile Dental Academy bring you the two day FIPO short course: An innovative method for predictable functional and aesthetic onlays.

Elevate education and Smile Dental Academy bring you the two day FIPO short course: An innovative method for predictable functional and aesthetic onlays.


This two day intense hands on course starts with a basic occlusal assessment  to help you plan treatment and improve your ability to treat a whole quadrant.

Clear Preparation Protocols

We will be discussing how to maximise the aesthetic advantage with lithium disilicate and composite resin with modern margin designs and utilizing an adhesive advantage by understanding the latest bonding systems and the biological requirements of enamel and dentine.
This innovative hands on protocol will also allow delegates to practice deep margin elevation and masking deep stained colours, which can often ruin the final aesthetics of a translucent onlay.

Isolation and cementation

You will have a dedicated hands on session rubber dam and follow our protocol for cementation using heated composite for long term adhesive and aesthetic success.

Post cementation adjustments

The training will finish with a practical on precision adjustment protocols to achieve the ideal occlusal contacts without ruining your stunning anatomy. This will help you with your direct and indirect restorations in clinical practice and finishing a whole quadrant together.





Aims and objectives:

Pre operative assessment, preparation and the mini core protocols

  1. To establish a quick and accurate pre operative occlusal analysis to for the basis for your preparation design
  2. Understanding the biological requirements of a broken tooth, and also the material requirements with composite and ceramic
  3. To introduce the preparation design, identifying the various margin types (contact lens and traditional shoulder) used according to the thickness of enamel and dentine
  4. Achieving high quality adhesion and a mini core build up to seal the dentine, block undercuts and deep margin elevation
  5. Taking a high quality analogue and digital impression


Aims and objectives:

Isolation, Cementation, and precision occlusal adjustments

  1. Rubber dam hands-on with a clear protocol for clamp selection and placement techniques
  2. To show the use of PTFE as a cement trap to reduce clean up time
  3. To go through the bonding protocol for long term adhesive success and the use of heated composite for excellent aesthetic success and easy clean up
  4. Post cementation polishing and occlusal assessment
  5. Precision adjustments of contacts to maintain morphology and provide natural functional harmony

The FIPO Protocol

Ready to take the next step?

Leeds – 12th & 13th March 2021
London  – 9th & 10th April 2021
London – 23rd & 24th April 2021
Leeds – 7th & 8th May 2021
London – 25th & 26th June 2021
London – 22nd & 23rd July 2021
Leeds – 2nd & 3rd September 2021

£995 incl vat

An amazing study day with Nik into anterior composite placement technique, equipment, isolation and his amazing polishing protocol. Nik was so approachable throughout and not just throwing photos of his work at us, but instead showing us ways that we can improve ours! I feel 100x more confident and can’t wait to put the skills Nik has taught me into practice with my composites.

Edward SimonFoundation Dentist

I have attended Elaine's courses in person and more recently on digital platforms and the one thing that is always present is her infectious love for Dentistry and teaching. Whether it is clinical or non-clinical topics, she gives simple tips and tricks that anyone can take away and utilise straight away and her great skill is being able to simplify difficult concepts and techniques. Elaine's approachable and humble style to teaching is demonstrated by the fact she is always a quick email/text away from being available for advice and guidance.

Dr Raja AkhtarBMedSci, BDS, MFDS RCSEd

Dr Sethi’s anterior composite course has informed me a great deal about isolation and adhesion of materials to produce high quality and long lasting restorations. In particular, the large hands on component was incredibly useful as we were able to understand and practice Dr Sethi’s anterior composite protocol. We were also able to ask any questions we had along the way! Excellent course for anyone wanting to take their dentistry to the next level!! I highly recommend it!

Dr Mariam Ghobrial