Post and Core - Modern Techniques
Hands-on course
10 May 2018, 08:30 - 18:00 CAPP Training Institute, Dubai, UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry

Course Outline

The morning session will consist of a seminar covering posts and the afternoon session will be a hands-on practical covering shenker, duralay and fibre post preps.  

Course Aims

  • Discuss the advantages/disadvantages of the various post morphologies
  • Introduce the 5 criteria which influence the success of a post
  • Revise the principles of Shenker post design
  • Understand the stages required for accurate impression taking
  • Appreciate the importance of the ferrule in a post’s prognosis
  • Awareness of the technique for a direct Duralay post and core
  • Evaluate the techniques available for treating multi-rooted teeth
  • Understand the implications of material choice on aesthetics and prognosis
  • Discuss anti-rotation grooves, their placement and instrumentation

 Course Objectives 

  • Identify the material of choice for a clinical scenario
  • Evaluate the criteria for post success in a clinical scenario
  • Demonstrate the use of the Nayyar core for multi-rooted teeth
  • Prepare a Shenker post and provide a suitable impression
  • Fabricate a Duralay direct post and core for anterior teeth
  • Produce a split cast post and core using the ‘bead-on’ technique
  • Examine the stages in cementation of carbon fibre posts


08:30 – 10:30
Posts seminar
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00
Posts seminar continued
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00
Hands-on practical: Shenker, Duralay & Fibre post preps
16:00 – 16:15
16:15 – 16:30
Coffee Breaks
16:30 – 18:00
Case review & discussion