Restorative dentistry forms the backbone of contemporary primary care dentistry. The field of restorative dentistry is constantly evolving as new techniques and materials are developed and the requirement for dentists to keep up-to-date becomes progressively more challenging and potentially rewarding. Restorative dentistry covers a wide range of specialties encompassing Prosthodontics, Aesthetics, Endodontics and Periodontics. The ability to predictably and accurately restore a patient’s dentition using an evidence-based approach in restorative dentistry can provide practitioners with a real sense of fulfilment and satisfaction.
The Masters’ in Restorative Dental Practice is a three-year, part-time programme for general dental practitioners held in dedicated facilities. This renowned and highly-respected programme has been running for over 25 years.
In a relaxed atmosphere designed to facilitate small peer group learning, individuals can develop knowledge, skills and confidence in managing most of the everyday clinical challenges in restorative dentistry. We aim to provide an evidence-based approach to education during seminars, skills laboratory hands-on sessions, clinical teaching and reflective peer group discussions.
After completing the relevant modules you can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. Completion of all modules will lead to a full Masters’ degree in Restorative Dental Practice.
Successfully completing year 1 of the programme will lead you to a Postgraduate Certificate, completing year 2 will lead to the Postgraduate Diploma and completion of year 3 will lead to the full Masters degree in Restorative Dental Practice.
Restorative Dental Practice MSc
This is primarily a part time three-year Masters programme that enhances students’ ability to provide high-quality and comprehensive restorative management for the majority of patients they see in general dental practice. (Nb: A modular flexible option may also be available to allow participants to complete the programme over 5 years). .
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The academic teaching facilities comprise of four fully equipped seminar rooms; three skills laboratories with a total of 50 individual work stations, each with its own phantom head equipment and computer screen linked to a teaching station; five well equipped surgeries (with microscopes) for clinical sessions and an open space where peer groups can meet to discuss cases, the day’s teaching and reflections on the impact on practice.
The Restorative Dental Practice Programme welcomes visits and enquiries from prospective students. Enquiries and appointments to visit should be made by emailing the department. Visits to the department should normally be arranged at least one month in advance. Your visit will enable you to meet staff and to see both the clinical and laboratory facilities.
Dr Neil Nathwani, the Deputy Programme Director of the Certificate element of the programme, also arranges several taster days over the year and happy to conduct visits on an individual basis for prospective students.