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Intro­duc­tion to using a CAD/CAM and 3D Print­er in Den­tal Tech­nol­o­gy — Part-time

Course outline

This short course introduces technicians to the EXOCAD Dental Design System, a leading tool in professional dentistry today, demanding new skills and innovative approaches within this profession.

On this course, you will be guided through Exocad’s interface, tools and workflows. Fundamentals of Intra-Oral scanning will be covered and students will learn how to perfect techniques relating to intra oral scanning and scanning pathways including quadrant, full arch and edentulous scans. The CAD/CAM design phase will be covered together with the key aspects of restoration design and a complete overview of CAD/CAM design tools, uses and indications.

The CAD/CAM design process covered will enable students on the course to create quality aesthetic restorations. Identifying design mistakes and how to correct these will enable the student to create quality restorations in house.

Learners will maintain an understanding of the Professional Development requirements stipulated by the General Dental Council to uphold professionalism and career development in order to maintain registration.

This free course has been designed to meet the needs of the dental technology sector by providing technical skills to technicians in line with feedback from the sector itself. This course is free thanks to Government funding from the National Skills Accelerator Programme, through which Nottingham College, has been awarded funds to develop and introduce new courses that directly meet the needs of local employers and addresses skills shortages in crucial, growing sectors.

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Consent details

College Certificate


One day per week for five weeks.

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You must be experienced in dental technology and looking to add to your skills.