Treatment Planning

Course Description

This course provides the participant with a programmed approach to predictably diagnose and treatment plan cases from the simplest to the most complex. Special emphasis will be placed on the four options of treatment (reshaping, repositioning, restoring and surgical correction), so that the correct option(s) are chosen for each patient. Additionally, each student will learn how to segment large treatment plans, so that patients with financial issues can receive optimum care over time. The focus of the programme is to integrate a comprehensive treatment planning process into your practice. Recommendations based on best practices are discussed to assist you with creating a space in your busy schedule for optimum treatment planning. Finally, a consultation process will be discussed in detail, ensuring each participant will enjoy a healthy case acceptance rate.


You will learn a programmed approach to diagnosis and treatment planning. Utilising the standardised records taught in Records and Examination, each dentist will learn how to visualise optimum dentistry from an aesthetic, functional, biological and structural perspective.

Learning Objectives

  • Establish a step-by-step process for treatment planning any restorative case, from the simplest to the most complex.
  • Explore why 90% of mistakes occur not during the restorative phase, but rather during the treatment planning process.
  • Plan and visualise ideal aesthetics and ideal function.
  • Discover the need for/value of quality records.
  • Master all of the critical checklists used to treatment plan every case.
  • Investigate how the teeth should be positioned in space for optimum esthetics, phonetics and function.
  • Identify specifically how to utilise the diagnostic photographs in conjunction with mounted diagnostic models to visualise an optimum course of treatment.
  • Work on actual study casts to apply these concepts.
  • Develop an ideal, efficient and profitable treatment sequence for each case.
  • Create a segmented treatment plan so that optimum care can be delivered over a longer period of time.
  • Organise your schedule and create a treatment planning process within your practice.
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Course Information

Day 1 and 2: 8.30am – 5:30pm
(lunch provided)

Day 3: 8.30am – 12:30pm

Instructor: Dr Ian Buckle, Teaching Assistant, Mentors

Tuition fees: £1995 + VAT

CPD credits: 20

Class size: 20

Development outcomes: A, C

Recommended prerequisite: 
Functional Occlusion – From TMJ to Smile Design, Examination and Records

Target audience: General Dentists, Specialists, Lab Technicians

Where to stay: View local accommodation

Course Dates

  1. May 14, 2020

    The Dawson Academy UK, Wirral

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"Thank you for making my day easier and more exciting, and for making it possible for me to treat more complex dental problems."

Dr Anne-Marie Bojer, Denmark
Paaras testimonial written

“I just wanted to thank Ian and the whole team. The course is superb. It has changed the way I practice and is better for my patients. The way the course is run is very good. I am constantly recommending to any dentist I know. Looking forward to the next course.”

Dr Paaras Dhanani, UK
Ivo Belin

“Occlusion is an important topic not only for dentists but for dental technicians as well. As a technician, I think it is crucial to know what is happening in the TMJ not only in the case of multiple restorations but single crowns as well. When you understand occlusion, the whole picture of the patient’s mouth becomes a lot clearer. Occlusion is the key to another world. One must keep learning. .”

Ivo Belin, DT, Bulgaria