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Dr. Stephane Browet - Isolation (Rubberdam and Kofferdam) / Hands-On Course

Friday 20 Oct 2023 - 9.00-17.00

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Sonja Henies Plass 3
0185 Oslo

Course price

7.685 NOK / 5.995 DKK / 800 €

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About the course

Since its introduction in 1864 the presumed use of rubberdam in multiple dental procedures has increased. Nevertheless, in daily practice the usage is not as widely spread as one would expect. Many reasons or excuses are being given not to use this simple means of isolation. The idea is simple, the practical execution is another story. Especially knowing that the use of rubberdam implies that we, as dental professionals, plan our work efficiently and that we can communicate well with our patients. It is without any doubt mandatory to use rubberdam during endodontic procedures and adhesive procedures. Furthermore, this course tells us what is possible if we ask ourselves the question: What if...


Topics that will be addressed:

  • Obstacles.

  • Materials.

  • Inversion.

  • Strategy.

  • Endo-restorative continuum.

  • Sequence flowchart.

  • Keys to success.

High quality dentistry begins at the base of the pyramid. Join us for an exceptional experience where the foundation of quality treatment is learned in a fun and interactive way.During the masterclass, numerous clinical examples will demonstrate how every isolation challenge can be addressed and categorized into one of the 4 main configurations. Step-by-step procedures teach the techniques. Tips and tricks are demonstrated in relation to restorative procedures. During the hands-on all the procedures are practiced on phantom heads. Special isolations and combinations are also practiced. At the end of the hands-on there will be a competition and the participants will challenge each other in “The Fast and the Furious” for the fastest isolation. 

You will learn:

  • The criteria for the right materials to use.

  • The strategy to predictably isolate the operation field, even in difficult situations.

  • To master the techniques to isolate.

  • To develop a creative mind to come up with new solutions if needed.

Course programme

The morning is mainly theoretical

09.00 - 10.30 - Obstacles

  • Materials

  • Dam, punch, forceps, and clamps

  • Techniques

  • Positioning holes and punching holes

  • General application rules, placement, and pitfalls

10.30 - 11.00 - Break

11.00 - 12.30 - Inversion.

  • Ligatures.

  • Add-ons like teflon tape and retraction chord.

  • Strategy.

  • 4 BASIC isolation configurations.

  • Sequence flowchart.

  • Endo-restorative continuum.

  • Clinical challenges and examples.

  • Extreme isolations.

12.30 - 13.30 - Lunch

The afternoon is mainly hands-on sessions

13.30 - 15.00 - Step by step exercises on the phantom heads.

  • Single tooth isolation anterior.

  • Single tooth isolation posterior.

  • Isolation of the cervical area.

15.00 - 15.30 - Break

15.30 - 17.00 - Quadrant isolation.

  • Quadrant isolation with additional clamps.

  • Anterior sextant isolation.

  • Complex isolations and combinations.

  • Fast & Furious competition.

Course prices

Delegate fee

Dr. Stephane Browet - Isolation (Rubberdam and Kofferdam) / Hands-On Course

7.685 NOK / 5.995 DKK / 800€

DentaNet Members get 10% discount on the delegate fee

Networking dinner - Not available for this course



Hotel room - Not available for this course





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Course lecturer

Dr. Stephane Browet

Dr. Stephane Browet was born in 1972 in Asse, Belgium.

He finished dental school at the Free University of Brussels in 1995. He there then followed the Post Graduate Program Aesthetic Dentistry. From 1999 on, he taught rubberdam techniques and adhesive dentistry. He combines nationally and internationally teaching in rubberdam isolation, microscope dentistry, posterior and anterior composites, indirect restorations with a private practice focused on microscope aided restorative dentistry.

From 2002 untill 2005, he was active in the Scientific Board Conservative Dentistry at the Institute for Continued Education of the Society of Flemisch dentists. He is also a past board member of the Belgian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, a past board member and member of the Academy of Microscope Dentistry, a member of the European Society of Microscope Dentistry, and an active member of the Bio-Emulation Group.

Dr. Stephane Browet