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Conservative Dentistry - MSc

Course Description

A full-time, one-year (or for specialist registrars (StRs), a part-time, two-year) Master's programme that provides advanced knowledge in various areas of conservative dentistry.

Degree information

The programme provides theoretical and practical experience in the conservative restoration of cases ranging from a single missing tooth to full mouth rehabilitation, utilising either tooth or implant-supported restorations.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of seven core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation module (60 credits). There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Clinical Science and Research Methods
-Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
-Principles of Treatment Core Course (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
-Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion
-Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
-Clinical and Laboratory Treatment (Conservative Dentistry)

All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000–12,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group teaching, journal clubs, and one-to-one teaching in the clinical and laboratory situation. Assessment is through written papers (MCQ, MSA, and essays), mock written, oral and patient examination, supervised clinical work, internal graduate appraisal, logbooks, and the dissertation.


The programme is recommended for dental professionals wanting to upgrade and extend their knowledge and level of clinical practice of conservative dentistry in order to prepare for a career in private or mixed practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice, or an academic career in the field.
-Ministry of Defence: Dental Officer
-NHS: Specialist Registrar (Restorative Dentistry)
-Private practice
-NHS: Specialist Doctor
-University appointments: Clinical Teaching Fellow
-Further academic career as PhD student

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Trust Specialty Doctor in Restorative Dentistry, NHS Croydon University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
-Registrar Dentist, Eastman Dental Hospital (NHS)
-Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
-Dentist, Smile Point Dentistry
-Dental Surgeon, Government of Montserrat

The programme enjoys an excellent reputation for producing graduates possessing sound clinical skills based on a solid theoretical knowledge background.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The MS Conservative Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute is an intensive programme which maintains a good balance between theoretical knowledge and practical application, in addition to a research component.

Students gain theoretical and practical clinical and laboratory experience in the conservative restoration of cases ranging from a single missing tooth to full mouth rehabilitation, utilising either tooth or implant-supported restorations. This is accomplished through exposure to advanced diagnosis and treatment planning procedures, clinical practice, as well as undertaking the laboratory work for their patients as keys to successful clinical treatment.

The programme has been running for many years and enjoys great world-wide reputation.

Visit the Conservative Dentistry - MSc page on the University College London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification. For further requirements please refer to the institute's Conservative Dentistry MSc page - View Website

Last Updated

10 October 2016

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