Eastman Dental Institute


Distance-learning degrees

Our blended learning degrees are mainly delivered online with practical skills lab work and group exercises hosted at the Institute once, twice or three times a year.

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Study materials including lecture notes, podcasts and interactive tools are available to students via UCL’s virtual learning environment. Postgraduates and course leaders keep in touch through regular contact sessions and are encouraged to interact with each other via online study groups and forums.

Online programmes are particularly suitable for working dentists who need flexibility in their learning pattern or those who are geographically distant from the Institute. They are designed to engage participants in a learning experience that is inclusive and stimulating without the need to constantly visit campus and be ‘on-site’. Many of the following degrees also allow you to exit at multiple points with a lesser qualification (Certificate, Diploma etc) according to modules completed.

Periodontology MSc

This programme will offer the busy General Dental Practitioner the opportunity to acquire intensive knowledge of the basic principles of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, the ability to assess the periodontal needs of a patient, the skills for non-surgical therapy, the understanding of surgical management of advanced periodontal cases and the fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment planning in periodontology. Find out more

Sports Dentistry: Oral Health in Sport MSc 

This new, part-time, flexible Master’s degree programme consists of three years on-line learning, with four days each year spent at the  Institute in the skills laboratory and discussing cases. First year topics include:

• How to recognise, diagnose and treat orofacial trauma including pitch-side;
• Prevention of sporting injuries to the orofacial area;
• Radiography and in-surgery definitive treatment;
• Addressing the trend of oral disease amongst sportsmen and women. Find out more

Dental Hygiene MSc

Our new three-year, part-time postgraduate degree allows practicing hygienists to gain further, in-depth understanding of the theoretical, physiological and pathological aspects of oral disease management. Enhance your professional confidence and leadership skills which will equip you to consider alternate employment settings such as allied healthcare leadership or teaching posts. Find out more

Paediatric Dentistry MSc

Provides students with the knowledge required in paediatric dentistry and teaches the clinical techniques needed in a laboratory setting. This three-year programme encourages advanced and complex treatment planning and looks at other aspects of good patient care such as clinical governance. It also provides the theoretical experience required for graduates to understand, critically appraise and potentially carry out research. Find out more

Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry Certificate

We are also now offering our Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry Certificate to non-European students in three week-long blocks. Find out more

Other part time courses

Our other part time courses also offer working dentists the opportunity to study whilst in practice. These programmes typically require attendance at the Institute three or four times a month although these face-to-face skills sessions are also supplemented by online learning:

Not sure if online learning is for you?

Try one of our online CPD courses: