Eastman Dental Institute



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Periodontology MClinDent

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

Periodontology MSc (Distance Learning)

This part-time, three-year programme offers busy General Dental Practitioners the flexibility of studying Periodontology alongside working in practice. Delivered mostly online with four residential weeks at the Institute in London. There are three exit points: Certificate (upon completion of the first year), Diploma (upon completion of the second year) and MSc (upon completion of the third year).

Online taster sessions

We aim to run regular taster sessions throughout the year. For further information about the next session, please email: j.buti@ucl.ac.uk.

Why Periodontology?

Periodontitis (gum disease) is considered one of the most common inflammatory diseases worldwide. In the UK alone, 45% of the population suffer from some form of periodontitis and 10% have severe generalised forms. 

Specialising in Periodontology affords dentists the opportunity to help very many patients and, potentially, positively impact wider health since emerging evidence links periodontitis to other chronic health conditions. 

Why Eastman?

The art and science of clinical periodontology is closely linked with basic science in the daily efforts of our Periodontology unit, with the periodontal health of our patients as our core objective. Our members emphasise teamwork among academic staff, clinical staff, graduates and administrative staff. The team also carry out internationally recognised research, often contributing to the evolution of the discipline and influencing national healthcare guidance

The MClinDent is accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology and the UK Specialist Advisory Committee. It 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.

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

The MSc offers working GDPs an opportunity to acquire intensive knowledge of the principles of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. The online delivery is particularly suited to dentists who need flexibility in their learning pattern or are geographically distant from the Institute. This is designed to engage participants in an inclusive and stimulating learning experience without the need to be on-campus regularly.

How to apply: MClinDent

How to apply: MSc (Distance Learning)


Honorary contracts / Visiting lecturers / NHS staff

  • Miss Deborah Bomfim
  • Miss Ulpee Darbar
  • Miss Zahra Hussain
  • Miss Anjali Mehta
  • Mr Olanre Onabolu
  • Mr Kalpesh Patel
  • Mr Emiliano Zanaboni

Our state-of-the-art facilities include two dedicated laboratories for the production of patient devices such as fixed and removable prosthetic devices. There are five clinical skills laboratories containing 90 clinical skills stations equipped with dental manikins allowing trainees to practically and safely refine skills and work in conditions that mimic real-life practice. Two of our suites are also equipped with dental microscopes to aid identification of anatomical imperfections and the quick detection of enamel and dentine fractures.


Jason Chan
Programme Administrator for MClinDent

Mary-Anne Norfolk
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 the Programme Administrator.