Eastman Dental Institute


Aesthetic Dentistry

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Interdisciplinary dentistry is one of the most popular and fulfilling dental fields. Current patient demands increase the needs for dentists to increase knowledge and skills in sound restorative options that result in natural looking rehabilitated dentitions. 

The UCL PG Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry has been a pioneering programme with an international reputation. It launched in 2008* and has contributed to the career advancement of over 100 dentists from the U.K, and abroad. It offers a thorough exploration of the most important topics of interdisciplinary aesthetic dentistry, and ample hands on training in skills lab and clinic.

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.

Emphasis is placed in acquiring knowledge, understanding, and skills in the areas of aesthetic restorations, contemporary biomaterials, and evidence based clinical procedures and techniques.

*Recently we held a Aesthetic Dentistry Symposium to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of our Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry Certificate. Watch the video 

International dentists: New block teaching option 2019/20

Previously our Certificate course has always been run over 10 months with students attending the Institute for one day every week. From 2019/20 students can alternatively opt to complete the teaching in three week-long blocks held in December, March and June. See exact dates. When applying students wishing to come in one day per week should select the 'part time' option. Those wishing to take the teaching in blocks should select the 'mixed mode option'. All overseas students should select the 'mixed mode' option.


Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry PG Cert

A part-time, one year Postgraduate Certificate programme that thoroughly explores the most important topics in aesthetic dentistry.

Not sure? Try a free taster days first


Honourary contracts / Visiting lecturers / NHS staff

  • Dr. Maria Agranioti DipDS, MS
  • Dr. Dominiki Chatzopoulou DipDS, MSc
  • Dr. Anna Gibilaro BDS, MS
  • Mr. Richard Gidden CDT
  • Dr. Yasser Haddadi DDS
  • Dr. Cristina Isorna Soarez DDS
  • Dr. Villy Koidou DDS MS
  • Dr. James Lee DDS
  • Dr. Nikos Mardas DipDS, PhD
  • Dr. Stavros Pelekanos Dr. med.dent DDS
  • Dr. Sandra Sanchez DDS
  • Dr. Farhad Vahidi DDS, MS, FACP
  • Dr. Ronuk Vasant BDS (Lon) MFDS RCS (Ed) MClinDent (UCL) MRD RCS (Eng) FHEA
  • Dr. Vikki Yiotopoulos DipDS

Teaching and Learning is achieved through lectures, 
step-by-step patient case presentations, 
ample hands-on training (Skills Lab and Clinic), video demonstrations of clinical procedures, provided textbook and current literature compilation; there is an excellent instructors/student ratio for the hands-on exercises.

The programme is held in the superb facilities at UCL Eastman CPD: there is a skills lab with 20-bays fully equipped as a dental operatory, with a mannequin and monitor each, and a state-of-the-art clinic.


Dr. Konstantina Dina Dedi

Programme Director

John Spittles

Programme Administrator


The Aesthetic Dentistry Team welcomes enquiries and visits from prospective students. We are happy to conduct visits on an individual basis. A visit will enable you to meet the teaching team / current students and to see both the clinical and laboratory facilities.

Enquiries should be made by emailing the Programme Director or the Programme Administrator.

We also conduct free taster days each year. Find out more