Restorative dentistry forms the backbone of contemporary primary care dentistry. The field of restorative dentistry is constantly evolving as new techniques and materials are developed and the requirement for dentists to keep up-to-date becomes progressively more challenging and potentially rewarding. Restorative dentistry covers a wide range of specialties encompassing Prosthodontics, Aesthetics, Endodontics and Periodontics. The ability to predictably and accurately restore a patient’s dentition using an evidence-based approach in restorative dentistry can provide practitioners with a real sense of fulfilment and satisfaction.
The Masters’ in Restorative Dental Practice Programme is a part time flexible learning experience that allows general dental practitioners (GDPs) to attend a purpose built facility at the Eastman Dental Institute for postgraduate dental education. In a relaxed atmosphere of small peer group learning, individuals can develop knowledge, skills and confidence in managing most of the everyday clinical challenges in restorative dentistry.
The programme has been running for over 20 years and has evolved into a well-respected, part time, flexible learning Masters’ degree. Completing year 1 of the programme will lead you to a Postgraduate Certificate, completing years 2 & 3 will lead to the Postgraduate Diploma, and completion of year 4 will lead to a full Masters’ degree in Restorative Dental Practice from the Eastman.
We aim to provide an evidence-based approach to education during seminars, skills laboratory hands-on sessions, clinical teaching and reflective peer group discussions.
Graduates of the programme have reported a real sense of satisfaction and enjoyment from their clinical work as well as a substantial increase in their confidence and an ability to manage challenging restorative dentistry cases that they would have been unable to attempt prior to the programme.
A part-time, four year Master’s programme that enhances students’ ability to provide high-quality and comprehensive restorative management for the majority of patients.
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The academic teaching facilities comprise of four fully equipped seminar rooms; three skills laboratories with a total of 50 individual work stations, each with its own phantom head equipment and computer screen linked to a teaching station; five well equipped surgeries (with microscopes) for clinical sessions and an open space where peer groups can meet to discuss cases, the day’s teaching and reflections on the impact on practice.
The Restorative Dental Practice Programme welcomes visits and enquiries from prospective students. Enquiries and appointments to visit should be made by emailing the department. Visits to the department should normally be arranged at least one month in advance. Your visit will enable you to meet staff and to see both the clinical and laboratory facilities.
Dr Neil Nathwani, the Deputy Programme Director of the Certificate element of the programme, also arranges several taster days over the year and happy to conduct visits on an individual basis for prospective students.