Eastman Dental Institute





The art and science of clinical periodontology is closely intertwined with basic science in the daily efforts of the Periodontology unit, with the periodontal health of our patients as our core objective. The members of the unit emphasise teamwork amongst academic staff, clinical staff, graduates and administrative staff.

The MClinDent in Periodontology is accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology and the UK Specialist Advisory Committee.  The programme is delivered through seminars, tutorials, individual and small group teaching, self-directed learning, and practical clinical and experiential learning; with maximum exposure to clinical methodologies and management of patients with periodontal diseases.

Following completion of the programme, graduates have joined or started dental practices in the UK, EU and overseas working in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. Some graduates continued their career by following clinically related PhD programmes and have been appointed in academic positions in dental schools in UK and overseas. A number of international graduates received prestigious governmental positions in their countries.


Periodontology MClinDent
A full-time, three year Master’s programme which provides intensive knowledge of the basic principles of periodontal diseases, the management of advanced periodontal cases and the surgical components of implant dentistry.

Nb. Previously, in addition to submitting an application to UCL Eastman, applicants for the Specialty Training programme in Periodontology also used to have to make a separate and parallel application to Health Education England (HEE).  This is no longer the case. 

Periodontology MSc
A distance learning, three year Master’s programme in Periodontology which will offer the busy General Dental Practitioner the flexibility of studying Periodontology alongside working in practice. 

* Nb.For those starting in September 2019,  the residential weeks at the Institute in London will be held 21-25 October 2019 and 24-28 February 2020.


Honourary contracts / Visiting lecturers / NHS staff

  • Ms Rachel Bambi
  • Dr Ulpee Darbar
  • Dr Zahra Hussain
  • Ms Raquel Lopez
  • Melanie Parayno
  • Mr Kalpesh Patel

Dr Francesco D'Aiuto

Programme Director

Jessica McGee

Programme Administrator for MClinDent

Rachel Scott
Programme Administrator for MSc


The unit welcomes visits from prospective students. Appointments to visit should be made at least two months in advance.  Your visit will enable you to meet staff and discuss applications. To make an appointment contact: Laura Nagle Programme Administrator.