Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry PG Cert

London, Bloomsbury

This is a Postgraduate Certificate programme that thoroughly explores the most important topics in aesthetic dentistry. It covers scientific documentation as well as clinical applications, treatment planning, modern materials and step-by-step clinical procedures. It is studied part-time over one year (October to July) or as distance learning (a mix of online teaching and three teaching blocks in December, March and June).

UK students International students
Study mode
Part-time
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£22,200
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£29,400
Duration
1 calendar year
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

The programme is designed for dental practitioners 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.

Both modules in this programme diet are compulsory for the PG Certificate.

Who this course is for

The programme is directed towards dentists who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in aesthetic dentistry to become a competent practitioner in the field, within and outside the United Kingdom.

What this course will give you

The programme places emphasis on acquiring knowledge, understanding and skills in the areas of aesthetic restorations, contemporary biomaterials and evidence-based clinical procedures and techniques.

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

Find out more about the programme modules on the Eastman Dental Institute website

Material is delivered through lectures in a seminar setting, hands-on training in lab and clinic in small groups, interactive case studies, treatment planning exercises, and video patient demonstrations.

The foundation of your career

The programme can improve graduates’ prospects of moving to better dental practices, setting up their own dental practices, progressing to full-time Master’s and specialty training programmes, or developing a career in teaching.

Employability

Successful graduates gain the clinical and theoretical skills and techniques necessary to incorporate aspects of aesthetic dentistry into their daily practice and meet realistic expectations of patients with high aesthetic demands.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, interactive seminars and treatment planning, and skills laboratory and clinical hands-on training.

There are two MCQ written exams, an essay and a viva voce oral exam.

The part-time programme consists of 24 teaching days. Students can opt to complete the teaching as one day a week usually Thursdays, spread out between October and August or through block teaching of 2-3 blocks spread across the year.

Students wishing to undertake teaching one day per week should select the part time option (TCPEDISAAD01). Those wishing to take the teaching in blocks should select the mixed mode option (TCPEDISAMD01). Overseas students should also select the mixed mode option (TCPEDISAMD01).

Modules

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £22,200
Tuition fees (2022/23) £29,400

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

All students on this programme on a part-time or flexible basis are required to pay a fee deposit of £500.

Textbook and study materials are provided for free, and all equipment and materials for the hands on exercises are available on site to be used during the exercises free of costs.

Delegates are advised to get access to SLR camera and face bow with semi-adjustable articulator so that they can develop the patient case presentation required for the viva exam at the end.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

No internal scholarships are available for this programme.

Fees are paid in three instalments.

Delegates can self-fund or seek external scholarship funding or professional loans.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

There is an application processing fee for Eastman Dental Institute programmes of £120 for online applications and £145 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • about your academic background in basic restorative procedures and occlusion
  • why you want to study this programme at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • what important elements are you looking for in the programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree.

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Dentistry enthusiasts who would like to provide bespoke contemporary evidence based treatment plans to their patients and who would like to remain in the cutting edge of dental technology.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

UCL is regulated by the Office for Students.

This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021