Composites & Amalgams

Composites & Amalgams

23rd March 2012

Wirral Postgraduate Medical Centre

Course organiser DFT adviser Martin Woodhead

An enjoyable practical course day.

Dear colleague

To get the most out of this enjoyable practical course day please endeavor to bring along the following dental kit:

  1. A curing light
  2. Some composite material – any shade, out of date materials are fine
  3. A probe, a pair of tweezers
  4. Your preferred composite and amalgam instruments, e.g. a wards carver
  1. Your rubber dam kit – dam, punch, frame, clamps and forceps
  2. Your prepared plastic teeth!

A note on curing lights

We will have 3 with us, to get the most out of the day please try to bring one.

 Optional kit

If you own magnification loupes or a clinical camera please bring them.

Customise this course day

I would like to make sure you get the most out of this training day. If there are any aspects of operative dentistry that you would like me to specifically cover please email the topics to me using our contact form.

Your cases

If you have any restorative, periodontal, endodontic cases, models, radiographs or prosthetic work at any stage of completion please feel free to bring these along to discuss as a group.

We look forward to meeting you on the day, any problems please email me and we will do our best to make sure you have everything you need on the day.

I look forward to meeting you in person.

Kind regards Peter

download the tooth preparation instructions here



Dental Clinic Cleanliness

Dental clinic cleanliness resources

There are two principals for healthcare organisations 1. keep patients, staff and visitors safe by having systems to ensure that the risk of acquired infection to patients is reduced, with particular emphasis on high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. And 2. services provide  environments which promote health by being well-designed and well-maintained with cleanliness levels in clinical and non-clinical areas that meet the national specifications for clean NHS premises.

Cleanliness audit for dental clinics

Here is a work in progress audit to download 


The National Specifications for cleanliness in the NHS: Guidance on setting measuring and performance outcomes in primary care medical and dental premises August 2010

The national specifications for cleanliness in the NHS: A framework for setting and measuring performance outcomes April 2007