Eastman Dental Institute


Online CPD courses

distance online learning

Online courses are particularly suitable for working dentists who need flexibility in their learning pattern or those who are geographically distant from course providers. They are designed to engage participants in a learning experience that is inclusive and stimulating without the need to constantly be ‘on-site’. 

UCL Eastman now offers an increasing number of online short courses. These are run through UCL's online course platform, Extend, and include lectures and interactive activities. Our world-class education is now available to you, wherever you are, and can be accessed at your own pace.

We are also now offering distance-learning, degree programmes which are delivered mostly online with just two or three weeks per year held at the Institute.

Online Courses 

Massive Open Online Course:

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Paediatric short course in partnership with FutureLearn: Paediatric Dentistry for Non-Specialists
This three-week Massive Open Online Course aims to provide you with the practical advice and guidance you need to treat children’s dental issues and emergencies, achieving excellent results whilst connecting with a global network of peers and educators. Learn with Prof. Paul Ashley and Dr. Susan Parekh.
Access is free and on-demand, CPD is available by upgrading. 

Permanent Online Courses:

Digital Dental Photography
In this three-hour online CPD course, Dr Robert Stone will provide you with the knowledge and practical advice required to take consistently good, clear, dental photographs for documenting your cases.

Oral Cancer: An Update for General Dental Practice
Rates of oral cancer are increasing and it's presenting in people beyond those traditionally considered at-risk. This one-hour online course, presented by Professor Stephen Porter, will help you understand aspects of oral cancer and related disease relevant to the primary oral healthcare setting.

Laser Dentistry: An Introduction
This five-hour online CPD course is designed for clinical dental professionals who want to gain sound knowledge of laser-tissue interaction. The course aims to provide evidence-based core knowledge in laser use in dentistry in order to benefit your patients’ experiences and outcomes. After completing this course, you will be eligible to register for the Fellowship in Laser Dentistry six-day face-to-face course in London. 

Taster sessions:

Fellowship in Laser Dentistry online taster session
We are running an online interactive taster session for the Fellowship in Laser Dentistry and Fellowship in Laser Dentistry for Dental Hygienists and Therapists on Friday 13th January 2023 at 10.30am. Please email edi.cpd@ucl.ac.uk to book your space.

Many of our part-time and distance-learning degree courses host taster sessions each spring, including Implant Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Periodontology, Sports Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry. See upcoming dates

Research lectures:

Our researchers have also hosted free webinars during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coming soon




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