Eastman Dental Institute


UCL Eastman launches successful Paediatric Dentistry MOOC

15 June 2021

The UCL Eastman Dental Institute’s new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in Paediatric Dentistry is proving to be very popular since its launch earlier this month.

Paediatric Dentistry

Over 1600 people have already accessed the new short course, Paediatric Dentistry for Non-Specialists, which is held in partnership with online learning platform Futurelearn.  

Designed by Professor Paul Ashley and Dr Susan Parekh, this short course of study is intended to help improve the knowledge and skills of dentists and dental care professionals to ultimately improve the oral health and wellbeing of children.  

Professor Paul Ashley has commented on the launch saying: “Making further education accessible and available is something we are passionate about and is a core aim of UCL and the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. We are really pleased so many people (over 1600) have accessed the first run of this course and hope that it enriches and improves their clinical practice”.  

The short course aims to provide students with the practical advice and guidance they need to treat children’s dental issues and emergencies, achieving excellent results whilst connecting with a global network of peers and educators. Students will learn how to manage children’s behaviour during dentist visits and explore practical techniques they can apply in their paediatric dental practice.

Find out more and register for the course by visiting www.futurelearn.com/courses/paediatric-dentistry

The course is free to access with a fee to obtain a certificate. If you have any questions please email edi.cpd@ucl.ac.uk.