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This is a Postgraduate Certificate programme that thoroughly explores the most important topics in aesthetic dentistry. It covers scientific documentation as well as clinical applications and step-by-step clinical procedures. It is studied part-time over one year (October to July).

The Institute holds free taster days for most of its part time courses. Find out more.

About this degree

The programme is designed for dental practitioners who wish to remain at the cutting edge of contemporary dentistry and to be able to meet and deliver with confidence the restorative needs of patients with high aesthetic expectations.

Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits.

The programme consists of two core modules worth 30 credits each.

Both modules are compulsory

Compulsory modules

  • Science and Properties of Dental Composites and Ceramics
  • Interdisciplinary Clinical Dental Aesthetics

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

Not applicable.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of 50% lectures, interactive seminars and treatment planning, and 50% skills laboratory and clinical hands-on training.

There are two MCQ written exams, an essay and a viva voce oral exam.

This is a part-time programme with 24 teaching days. Students can opt to complete the teaching as one day a week usually Thursdays, spread out between October and August or through block teaching of 2-3 blocks spread across the year. 

Students wishing to undertake teaching one day per week should select the part time option. Those wishing to take the teaching in blocks should select the mixed mode option. Overseas students should select the mixed mode option. 

Additional costs

Textbook and study materials are provided for free, and all equipment and materials for the hands on exercises are available on site to be used during the exercises free of costs.

Delegates are advised to get access to SLR camera and face bow with semi-adjustable articulator so that they can develop the patient case presentation required for the viva exam at the end.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Funding

No internal scholarships are available for this programme.

Fees are paid in three instalments.

Delegates can self-fund or seek external scholarship funding or professional loans.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

Successful graduates gain the clinical and theoretical skills and techniques necessary to incorporate aspects of aesthetic dentistry into their daily practice and meet realistic expectations of patients with high aesthetic demands.

Employability

The programme can improve graduates’ prospects of moving to better dental practices, setting up their own dental practices, progressing to full-time Master’s and specialty training programmes, or developing a career in teaching.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme places emphasis on acquiring knowledge, understanding and skills in the areas of aesthetic restorations, contemporary biomaterials and evidence-based clinical procedures and techniques.

Emphasis is placed on acquiring knowledge, understanding, and skills in the areas of aesthetic restorations, contemporary biomaterials, and evidence based clinical procedures and techniques.

Find out more about the programme modules on the Eastman Dental Institute website

Material is delivered through lectures in a seminar setting, hands-on training in lab and clinic in small groups, interactive case studies, treatment planning exercises, and video patient demonstrations.

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Application and next steps

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

There is an application processing fee for Eastman Dental Institute programmes of £110 for online applications and £135 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

The programme is directed towards dentists who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in aesthetic dentistry to become a competent practitioner in the field, within and outside the United Kingdom.

Application deadlines

All applicants

1 June 2019

Application are submitted online.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/eastman/study/aesthetic-dentistry/courses/advanced-aesthetic-dentistry-pg-cert


Visit the Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry PG Cert page on the University College London website for more details!

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