Articulator Selection in Restorative Dentistry
Hands-on course

29 September 2018, 08:30 - 18:00
CAPP Training Institute, Dubai, UAE
7 CE Credits | Est. HAAD 7 CME | Est. DHA 6 CME
Course fee: 2,200 AED | 599 USD


Prof. Paul Tipton, UK

Prof. Paul A. Tipton, UK is an internationally acclaimed Specialist in Prosthodontics who has worked in private practice for more than 30 years. He is the President of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) and is the founder of Tipton Training Ltd, one of the UK’s leading private dental training academies and the author of over one 100 scientific articles for the dental press. He has been named at #12 in ‘The Dentistry Top 50’ for 2017 in the UK and voted in the Top 20 ‘most influential dentists in the UK’ by his peers in Dentistry Magazine in April 2012, the leading Prosthodontist in the poll. Prof. Paul was also voted in the top 5 dentists in Private Dentistry’s Elite 20 poll, January 2012.

He gained his Master’s Degree in 1989 from the Eastman Dental Hospital and London University and started teaching on the University of Manchester’s MSc in Restorative Dentistry. He is now Professor of Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry at the City of London Dental School. His private dental training academy, Tipton Training, was founded in 1991 and to date over 3000 dentists have completed a one year course at the Academy.
Dr. Adam Toft, UK

Dr. Adam S. Toft qualified in 1995 with Honours from Sheffield University, having already gained a chemistry degree in Bangor, Wales. Since qualifying he has been interested in all aspects of dentistry, especially orthodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Adam has completed a 2 year postgraduate orthodontic course and a 4 year placement at the Royal Hospital, Chesterfield as a clinical assistant in the Orthodontic Department. He enjoys attending postgraduate courses and has been a vocational trainer for newly-qualified dentists over a number of years.

Adam has completed a 1 year Certificate course in Restorative Dentistry in Manchester as well as a yearlong Certificate in Practical and Aesthetic Dentistry with Tipton training in the mid 2000’s

Course Aim:

Attending this course will help delegates...:
  • Comprehend how the articulator replicates mandibular movements
  • Realize how the articulator reproduces tooth to tooth relationships
  • Appreciate the limitations of each type of articulator
  • Describe the errors we could introduce with each articulator type
  • Consider how condylar position impacts upon tooth interference contacts
  • Realize how reducing the condylar inclination produces negative errors
  • Understand why reducing the progressive/ immediate side shift introduces negative errors
  • Discuss how articulator programming influences cusp: efficiency, aesthetics and stability
  • Introduce the concept of the ‘terminal hinge axis’ (THA)
  • Establish how the face bow transfers the THA/ maxilla -relationship to the articulator
  • Evaluate the types of face bow available and categorize their accuracy

Course Objectives:

By the time the delegates has completed this course will...:
  • Illustrate how the jaw relationships are transferred to the articulator
  • Fabricate a bite registration around RAP
  • Demonstrate the protocol for face bow recording
  • Produce registrations for lateral and protrusive excursions
  • Mount study casts to the articulator using the face bow and bite recordings
  • Programme the articulator using the ‘check bites’
  • Understand how inaccuracies can be introduced by poor check bite recording
  • Appreciate the curve of the articular eminence is represented by a straight line on the articulator
  • Realise the Bennet movement is represented on the articulator by the immediate side shift

Course Topics:

  • Hand held casts
  • Simple hinge
  • Average value/fixed condyle
  • Semi /fully adjustable
  • Face bow
  • Pantograph
  • Cadiax


Time 29 September 2018 | CAPP Training Institute, Dubai, UAE

08:00 – 08:30 Registration | Welcoming coffee
08:30 – 10:30 Articulators Seminar
10:30 – 10:45 Discussions with the faculty
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Articulators Seminar (Continued)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:00 Hands on Practical: Mounting Models & Setting Articulators
16:00 – 16:15Discussions with the faculty
16:15 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00 Hands on Practical: Mounting Models & Setting Articulators (Continued)
18:00 END