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Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry PG Cert

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).

Key information

Programme starts

September 2017

Modes and duration

Part time: 1 year

The programme comprises 24 teaching days between October and August. There is an induction day (usually end of September) and 1-2 additional examination days.

Tuition fees (2017/18)

N/A (FT) £16,880 (PT)
N/A (FT) £24,140 (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 3 October 2016
Close: 1 June 2017

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

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 Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry PG Cert page.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree information

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

Core modules

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

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this programme.


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, usually Thursdays, spread out between October and August.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry PG Cert


No internal scholarships are available for this programme

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


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.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Dentist, Self-Employed Dentist
  • Dentist, Unspecified Private Dental Practice
  • Orthodontics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Dental Associate, Victoria Place Dental Practice
  • Dentist, Oradent and studying MSc Oral Implantology and Oral Surgery, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main (Goethe Unive


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.

Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012–2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

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.

Find out more about the programme on the institute's Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry PG Cert page.

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.


The programme submits to all UCL's formal scrutiny, quality assurance and monitoring procedural framework

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Student / staff numbers › 68 staff including 5 postdocs › 396 taught students › 98 research students

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: Eastman Dental Institute
75% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

What our students and staff say

Staff view

"The Eastman Dental Institute is one of the most prestigious dentistry educational establishments in the world, adopting cutting-edge techniques and a biomimetic philosophy to treat a patient holistically, in one of the world's most exciting metropolises."

Konstantina Dedi

Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry
UCL 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.

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 2017

For full details of the application process please refer to the institute's Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry PG Cert page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

  • When we assess your application we would like to learn:
  • about your academic background in basic restorative procedures and occlusion
  • why you want to study this programme at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • what important elements are you looking for in the programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree.

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

The programme is designed for dentists 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. 

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