Embark on a Cosmetic Journey:

Cosmetic Development Programme

Mastering Cosmetic Dentistry: Development Programme for New Dental Graduates with a special focus for Cosmetic Dentistry

The Cosmetic Development Programme is a four-year development programme focusing on developing inexperienced graduates into successful clinicians with a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry.

Overview of Cosmetic Development Programme

As a dental group focused on heavily investing its time, energy and resources into our associates. It is a major priority for us to ensure the clinicians we choose to work with understand the value of what we are offering and have their objectives aligned with our own philosophy – we expect nothing less than those aspiring to be the best.

Consequently, all applications we receive will be reviewed and assessed to determine the individual suitability via an online meeting with our management team.

Upon approval for applying, the next step will be a clinical interview.

The clinical interview is held to help us better understand the existing dental knowledge of those applying. This allows us to ensure that each person has a minimum standard of knowledge ensuring potential patients are not at risk.

As our training programmes are highly competitive, the clinical interview can be used as an indication to help identify which candidates may be more suitable.

To officially enrol, you must pass the clinical interview and eligibility assessment.

Induction training begins as soon as you arrive in the UK, and it’s a crucial step in laying the clinical foundations for your mentorship journey.
During this time, you’ll benefit from personalised, one-on-one guidance and support covering the basics of general dentistry.

The induction period typically spans from four to eight weeks, allowing you ample time to familiarise yourself with UK Dentistry.

During these weeks, you will have the opportunity to work and learn from a senior clinician before performing treatments on patients, including but not limited to dental hygiene and simple restorative procedures.

This hands-on experience is designed to help you develop the basic skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for seeing real patients.

Before independently seeing patients, we would first ensure each patient has a comprehensive understanding of the following:

  • GDC Guidelines
  • NHS Guidelines
  • Drug Prescriptions

Theoretical:

  • NHS Compass / Codes
  • Clinical Notes
  • Referrals and Claims
  • NHS Compass and Claims
  • Interpreting X-Rays
  • Decontamination
  • Dental Materials, Handpieces and Burs 
  • Hygiene
  • Fillings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Steps for Extractions
  • Diagnosing Patients
  • Treatment Planning
  • Medically Compromised Patients

Social:

  • Managing Patient Expectations
  • Understanding Patients
  • Building Relationships with Patients
  • Dealing with Difficult Patients
  • Primary Complaints of Patient
  • Providing Treatment Options
  • How to Communicate with Patients
  • Promoting Private Treatments when Suitable

Clinical:

  • Holding Handpieces
  • Removing Caries
  • Developing X-Rays
  • Administering LA / Nerve Blocks
  • Handling Dental Emergencies
  • Easing Patients in Pain
  • Locating the Canals
  • Extraction Techniques
  • Retained Root Extractions
  • Taking Successful Impressions
  • Making Successful Dentures
  • Removing Bridges
  • Crown Preparations  / Bridges
  • Digital Dentistry

 

Expected Earnings: £50,000 to £70,000

    • Introduction to cosmetic dentistry principles and concepts:

      This module offers participants an insightful entry into the world of cosmetic dentistry. Participants explore the foundational principles that underpin cosmetic dental procedures, learning about patient motivations, treatment options, and the ethical considerations surrounding aesthetic enhancements. Through lectures and case studies, participants gain a comprehensive overview of the scope and potential of cosmetic dentistry.

 

  • Fundamentals of smile design and facial aesthetics:

    Participants delve into the intricate art and science of smile design, focusing on the harmonious integration of dental aesthetics with facial features. This module covers key aspects such as tooth proportions, gingival contours, and lip dynamics to achieve natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing smiles. Participants learn to analyse and modify smile characteristics while considering individual patient preferences and facial symmetry.

 

Expected Earnings: £70,000 to £90,000

  • Hands-on training in teeth whitening, composite bonding, and veneers:

    Engage in immersive hands-on sessions that provide practical experience in three essential cosmetic dental procedures: teeth whitening, composite bonding, and veneer placement. Participants learn the art and science of teeth whitening, exploring various methods and techniques to enhance dental aesthetics. Through hands-on training, they gain proficiency in chairside teeth whitening procedures, utilising professional-grade products and equipment. They acquire the skills to precisely sculpt and shape composite resin materials, seamlessly repairing chipped, discoloured, or misaligned teeth.


Expected Earnings: £90,000 to £110,000

  • Advanced cosmetic procedures like ceramic crowns and bridges:

    In this module embark on a comprehensive exploration of advanced cosmetic dentistry, with a specific focus on ceramic crowns and bridges. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on training, participants elevate their expertise to create exquisite and durable restorations.

 

    • Ceramic Crown Fabrication:

      Dive into the intricate process of crafting ceramic crowns, mastering the art of shade selection, tooth preparation, and impression taking. They learn to work with modern digital technologies for accurate scanning and designing of crowns. During hands-on sessions, our trainees gain hands-on experience in ceramic layering, glazing, and firing techniques, ensuring the creation of aesthetically pleasing and biocompatible restorations that seamlessly blend with the natural dentition.

 

    • Ceramic Bridge Construction:

      Explore the complexities of designing and constructing ceramic bridges, addressing both functional and aesthetic considerations. They learn the nuances of occlusion analysis, pontic design, and framework fabrication. Through practical exercises, trainees develop proficiency in bridge cementation and adhesive bonding techniques, ensuring precise fit and long-term success.


Expected Earnings: Onwards of £110,000

  • Comprehensive treatment planning for full-mouth cosmetic rehabilitation:

    In this intensive module, dentists embark on a journey of advanced treatment planning for full-mouth cosmetic rehabilitation. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge in restorative dentistry, aesthetics, and occlusion, participants develop the expertise to transform complex cases into harmonious and functional smile makeovers.

    • Case Assessment and Diagnosis:

      Refine your diagnostic skills, leveraging cutting-edge imaging technologies and comprehensive patient assessments. Dentists learn to analyse occlusal relationships, tooth wear patterns, and soft tissue dynamics to formulate a thorough understanding of each patient’s unique needs and challenges.

    • Interdisciplinary Collaboration:

      This module emphasises the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in achieving comprehensive cosmetic rehabilitation. Participants engage in dynamic case discussions with specialists from various dental disciplines, gaining insights into how different treatments intersect and influence one another.

    • Aesthetic Blueprinting:

      Through hands-on exercises and interactive workshops, trainees craft detailed aesthetic blueprints for full-mouth rehabilitation cases. They explore smile design principles, tooth proportion harmonisation, and gingival contouring to create a cohesive treatment plan that balances aesthetics and function.

    • Comprehensive Treatment Sequencing:

      Master the art of sequencing complex treatments, developing a step-by-step plan that addresses both immediate and long-term patient goals. They learn to prioritise treatments, manage multi-stage interventions, and allocate resources efficiently.

 

  • Managing complex cosmetic cases and interdisciplinary treatments:

    This module equips participants with the skills and insights needed to successfully navigate intricate cosmetic cases that require collaboration across different dental specialties.

    • Multidisciplinary Treatment Coordination:

      Immerse yourselves in the intricacies of coordinating treatment plans involving multiple specialists. Dentists explore methods to streamline communication, integrate treatment timelines, and ensure seamless patient care across diverse disciplines.

    • Treatment Sequence Optimization:

      Our trainees learn to strategize treatment sequencing in cases where cosmetic enhancements intersect with orthodontics, periodontics, or implantology. They gain expertise in orchestrating interdisciplinary interventions to achieve optimal outcomes.

    • Real-world Case Simulations:

      Through case-based simulations, participants encounter and navigate real-world scenarios of complex cosmetic cases. They develop problem-solving acumen, adaptability, and the ability to make informed clinical decisions in dynamic treatment environments.


Expected Earnings: Onwards of £110,000

From Graduates to Great Clinicians:

The Saint Visage Cosmetic Dentistry Programme is a four-year programme focusing on developing inexperienced graduates into successful clinicians through education, clinical training and ongoing support.

OUR MISSION

Our mission statement is to enable our associates to learn and master the art and craft of cosmetic dentistry. With a vast array of lectures, hands-on training, implant mentorship, and clinical experience, our associates can excel in their clinical and patient management skills while also increasing their comprehension of both general dentistry and dental implantology.

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Associates enrolled on our Cosmetic Development Programme

Why choose our Development Programmes?

We’re dentists too

Unlike the decision makers in other groups, we are run by a team of dentists! We understand the importance of clinical freedom and what each clinician requires to be able excel in their job. This allows us to make commercial decisions without compromising on the convenience of our clinicians.

Philosophy

We firmly believe in reinvesting what we earn back into our clinicians. We recognise that the rate of our growth is directly correlated to the rate and value of our team. This is why we put our associates first and invest a great amount of time, energy and resources into training each person.

Dedicated Support

To provide the highest quality support, we assign a coordinator to monitor and track the progress of each associate ensuring they are not facing any difficulties or challenges inside or outside the clinic. This way we are able to provide assistance and support whenever necessary.

Free Mentorship and Training

We cover the full costs of the Mentorship and Training throughout the Training Programmes. Mentors are carefully selected high-value clinicians, who are willing to share their expertise and knowledge allowing you to see first hand what skills are required to become a high performing and high earning dental professional.

Suitable for Inexperienced Dentists

Our training programmes are tailor-made for dentists who have little to no real world experience. We focus on developing each associate by assigning them an experienced mentor who will guide and help them build a strong foundation that we can help further develop.

Courses and Diplomas Included

Saint Visage will cover the cost of a range of courses and diplomas for each associate. This includes courses such as Composite Bonding, Invisalign, Facial Aesthetics ,Smile Makeovers and many more etc. We also provide postgraduate diplomas in Implantology and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Recent Open Day Results

Implants

Barrow Dental Aesthetics & Implant Clinic

Barrow-In-Furness, England

17/06/2023

Results

£ 169,106

Sales Revenue

Estimate and Treatment Plan for Day 1:

Patient 1:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant
UR6
£2,500.00
Implant
LL6
£2,500.00
cbct
£150.00
Bone Graft At Time Of Implant Placement
£562.00
Implant assesment
£80.00
Sinus Lift Crestal Approach
£1,200.00
Total
£6,992.00

Patient 2:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant assesment
£80.00
Sinus Lift Crestal Approach
£1,200.00
Sinus Lift Crestal Approach
£1,200.00
Extraction
UR3
£0.00
Extraction
UR2
£0.00
Extraction
UR1
£0.00
Extraction
UL1
£0.00
Extraction
UL2
£0.00
Extraction
UL7
£0.00
Extraction
UL3
£0.00
Implant
UR7
£2,500.00
Implant
UR3
£2,500.00
Implant
UL3
£2,500.00
Implant
UL6
£2,500.00
Implant - Bridge
UR7 UR6 UR5
UR4 UR3 UR2
UR1 UL1 UL2
UL3 UL4 UL5
UL6 UL7
£4,000.00
Implant
UR1
£2,500.00
Implant
UL5
£2,500.00
cbct
£150.00
Total
£21,630.00

Patient 3:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
cbct
£150.00
Implant assesment
£80.00
Implant
UL3
£2,500.00
Implant Crown
UL3 UL4
£850.00
Extraction
UL3
£0.00
Total
£3,580.00

Patient 4:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant assesment
£80.00
cbct
£150.00
Implant Crown
LR6
£0.00
Implant Crown
LL6 LL5
£350.00
Implant
LR6
£2,500.00
Implant
LL6
£2,500.00
Bone Graft At Time Of Implant Placement
£562.00
Total
£6,142.00

Patient 5:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant assesment
£80.00
cbct
£150.00
Implant
LL3
£2,500.00
Implant
LR5
£2,500.00
Implant
UR3
£2,500.00
Implant
UL4
£2,500.00
Implant Crown
UL4 UL5
£350.00
Implant Crown
UR4 UR3
£350.00
Implant Crown
LR5
£350.00
Implant Crown
LL3
£350.00
Extraction
UR3
£50.00
Extraction
UL4
£50.00
Extraction
UL6
£50.00
Extraction
LL5
£50.00
Zirconia Crown
LR4
£350.00
Zirconia Crown
LR3
£350.00
Zirconia Crown
LR2
£350.00
Zirconia Crown
LR1
£350.00
Zirconia Crown
LL1
£350.00
Zirconia Crown
LL2
£350.00
Zirconia Crown
UR5
£350.00
Zirconia Crown
UR1
£350.00
Zirconia Crown
UL1
£350.00
Total
£14,980.00

Patient 6:

Appointment 1

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant assesment
£80.00
Total
£80.00

Appointment 2

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Composite Filling
LL3(B)
£90.00
Composite Filling
LL4(B)
£90.00
Composite Filling
LL5(B)
£90.00
Airflow
£90.00
Total
£360.00

Appointment 3

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Composite Filling
LR7(BB)
£95.00
Composite Filling
LR5(DO)
£95.00
Total
£190.00

Appointment 4

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Composite Filling
UL2(MD)
£95.00
Airflow
£90.00
Total
£185.00

Patient 7:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant assesment
£80.00
cbct
£150.00
Implant
UL3
£2,500.00
Implant Crown
UL2
£350.00
Total
£4,280.00

Patient 8:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant assesment
£80.00
cbct
£150.00
Extraction
UR5
£50.00
Extraction
UL4
£50.00
Extraction
UL5
£50.00
Extraction
UL6
£50.00
Implant
UR5
£2,500.00
Implant
UR2
£2,500.00
Implant
UL2
£2,500.00
Implant
UL5
£2,500.00
Implant
UR5 UR4 UR3
UR2 UR1 UL1
UL2 UL3 UL4
UL5
£2,500.00
Total
£15,000.00

Patient 9:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Invisalign 2 Arches
£3,500.00
Retainer Upper
UL3
£100.00
Retainer Lower
UL2
£100.00
Total
£3,700.00

Patient 10:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Zirconia Crown
UL5
£550.00
Zirconia Crown
UL4
£550.00
Zirconia Crown
UL3
£550.00
Zirconia Crown
UL2
£550.00
Zirconia Crown
UL1
£550.00
Zirconia Crown
UR1
£550.00
Zirconia Crown
UR2
£550.00
Zirconia Crown
UR3
£550.00
Zirconia Crown
UR5
£550.00
Diagnostic Wax Up
UL5 UL4 UL3
UL2 UL1 UR1
UR2 UR3 UR5
£360.00
Total
£5,310.00

Patient 11:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Extraction
LR7
£50.00
Extraction
UL5
£50.00
Implant
UR5
£2,500.00
cbct
£150.00
Implant Crown
UR5
£350.00
Implant
LR6
£2,500.00
Implant Crown
LR5
£350.00
Implant assesment
£80.00
Zirconia Crown
UR6
£550.00
Total
£6,580.00

Patient 12:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant assesment
£80.00
Extraction
UL6
£50.00
Implant
UL6
£2,500.00
Implant Crown
UL5
£350.00
cbct
£150.00
Bone Graft At Time Of Implant Placement
£562.00
Total
£6,962.00

Patient 13:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant
UR6
£2,500.00
Implant
LL6
£2,550.00
cbct
£150.00
Bone Graft At Time Of Implant Placement
£562.00
Implant assesment
£80.00
Sinus Lift Crestal Approach
£1,200.00
Total
£6,992.00

Patient 14:

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant assesment
£80.00
Zirconia Crown
LL7
£550.00
Extraction
UL6
£50.00
Extraction
UR3
£50.00
Implant
UR1
£2,500.00
Implant
UR3
£2,500.00
Implant Crown
UR2
£350.00
cbct
£150.00
Bone Graft At Time Of Implant Placement
£562.00
Denture
UR3 UR2 UR1
UL6
£350.00
Total
£7,142.00

Estimate and Treatment Plan for Day 2:

Patient 15:

Appointment 1

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Implant assesment
£80.00
Total
£80.00

Appointment 2

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
Airflow
£90.00
Total
£90.00

Appointment 3

Procedure Performed
Tooth No.
Payment
cbct
£150.00
Implant
UL2
£2,500.00
Implant
UL2
£50.00
Total
£2,700.00

92.8%

Conversion Rate

26

No. of Consultations

We have recently enrolled four associates on our Implant Training Programme within Barrow Dental Aesthetics & Implant Clinic, England. As part of their Mentorship, we will educate them on how to identify potential implant cases and help them develop the communication skills required to successfully refer and convert routine examinations into implant consultations with high conversion rates allowing our team to positively transform the lives of their patients.

Our senior Implantologists, Dr Nasrullah Khan and Dr Geoffery Gordon, led informative sessions, live demonstrations, and interactive discussions for our associates to enhance their treatment planning knowledge especially in cases of implants.

The priority was to educate our new associates with the knowledge and skills required to benefit the lives and longevity of their patient’s oral health with a focus on being able to identify potential implant cases.

Implant consultations are often interpreted as a challenge to convert often due to the false assumption of affordability from the patient’s side, we wanted to break this stereotype and set an example for our new associates. 

We had informed our clinicians that with our training and guidance, each associate would refer a minimum of 6 to 9 implant patients from an average working month.

All patients were provided comprehensive information about the available treatment options for their missing teeth, including the benefits and challenges associated with each option allowing them to choose which option suits their lifestyle.

As expected, each associate referred an average of 7 patients for implant consultations during their working month. They saw an average of 12 to 15 patients for routine examinations per day, five days a week. 

It is important to note that this was just their first attempted month after receiving the necessary training and naturally as they develop their skill further, the number of implant cases will inevitably increase. 

Further, 26 out of the 28 patients proceeded with the proposed treatment plans allowing us to help restore the confidence of 93% patients that attended the Open Day.

Despite implants not being the most affordable treatment option, in most cases, with the correct communication, patients would choose implant as their preferred method of treatment for missing teeth.

Associates do not need vast experience to help promote implant treatments, what makes the difference is the guidance and support. In our case, all four associates had less than one year of experience but will now be helping the clinic generate an additional £170,000 in revenue each month.

Implant Open Days can make a massive financial difference to the success of mixed practices, by generating additional capital each month, further investment can be made into the development and training of clinicians ensuring all patients are seen by competent and confident clinicians that can provide them life changing options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get in contact with out career team by email via career@saintvisage.co.uk. You can message us on Whatsapp 075 8241 1111 for further information.

The GDC Number is a personal identification number assigned by the General Dental Council to each dentist within the United Kingdom. Before practicing any form of dentistry, it is mandatory that you first register with the GDC and obtain your GDC Number.

To maintain your GDC Number you must pay the ‘ARF’ each year and complete a minimum number of ‘CPD’ hours.

If you graduated from within the EU/EEA with a primary dental qualification that was taught and examined in English, then you are automatically suitable.

If you graduated from within the EU/EEA with a primary dental qualification that was taught and examined in a foreign language then you are still suitable, but you may be required to pass the IELTS Academic assessment.

If you graduated from outside the EU/EEA, then we require you to first pass both parts of the ORE exam before we can automatically enrol you on our programme.

The current waiting time commonly ranges anywhere between 2 to 6 months. It largely depends on the number of GDC caseworkers available and who in particular is handling your case as some caseworkers can be faster than others.

The locations offered depend on both the availability at the time and the preferences of each associate. We ensure each associate has a minimum of four locations to choose from before they decide to make a commitment.

Performer Numbers are issued to each dentist through the local NHS Area Team upon obtaining registration on the NHS Performers List. The Performer Number is necessary to practice NHS Dentistry or before to provide treatment for patients under an NHS Contract.

You are exempted from undertaking IELTS or providing any proof of English proficiency if it has been less than two years since you graduated with a dental degree that was taught and examined in English.

The score required to pass IELTS exam is 6.5 band in subsections (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) and 7 overall average band.

To find out which countries are within the EU/EEA click here.

Yes, you can.

Yes, you can still apply. We understand that some universities can take up to a year to provide you with your official degree and sometimes even longer. As long as you have a provisional, temporary or mock degree, then we can start your application process.

Yes, if you have passed both parts of the ORE exam, then we can consider you for the programme and provide you a suitable practice offering a PLVE mentor so you can obtain your Performer Number.

No. We can start your application from wherever you are. As long as we can obtain your necessary documentation and signatures, location does not matter.

Yes! If you have passed both parts of the ORE exam, then we can consider you for the programme. However, it is important to know that your choices of clinics will be more limited as clinics that employ you will need to offer PLVE mentorship. You will be able to discuss this with our career coordinators.