Unit Of Prosthodontics

Part of the department of Restorative Dentistry



The unit has a first-class reputation for its patient care, teaching and research activities both nationally and internationally. We provide advice, treatment and education in the field of prosthodontics (conservative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics) including implantology.

A central focus of the unit is to provide high quality patient care through the educational programme for postgraduates in Prosthodontics at Masters and Specialist levels as well as Specialist Registrars in Restorative Dentistry.  We attract trainees from across the world and many alumni progress to attain prominent positions in education, public service and clinical careers.

World Class Education

Our world-renowned clinics care for one of the largest cohorts of hypodontia patients in the world.  Patient care is driven by innovative, evidence-based methods.  Clinical activity is supported by a multi-disciplinary team of dental nurses, hygienists, technicians and reception staff.  Dental technical work is carried out in our fully-equipped modern laboratory with the support of highly trained dental technicians, fostering excellent communication.

Research Interests

The unit has three main research themes:

● Ageing — remaining tooth structure / tooth surface loss, tooth whitening and outcome of treatment modalities / QOL
● Biomaterials — implant and innovative materials
● Systemic disease — MRSA/Candida, GERD

These are aligned with the divisional research themes.


The department offers the following postgraduate courses:

MClinDent in Prosthodontics and
MClinDent (Advanced Training) in Prosthodontics and
SpecialtyTraining in Prosthodontics

MSc in Conservative Dentistry

•  PhD studies allied to Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry

Staff and Contact

Unit Head: Dr Ailbhe McDonald
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8LD
Tel. +44 (0)20 3456 1136
Fax. +44 (0)20 3456 1028
Email. ailbhe.mcdonald@ucl.ac.uk

Unit of Prosthodontics academic staff

Study at UCL Eastman Dental Institute