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).
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2021/22)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees. This programme may be studied on a part-time basis only; the fee shown here is the part-time tuition fee.
Fee deposit: All students on this programme on a part-time or flexible basis are required to pay a fee deposit of £500.
All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of one year of clinical experience post-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.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
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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.
Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits.
The programme consists of two core modules worth 30 credits each.
Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry.
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.
- Science and Properties of Dental Composites and Ceramics
- Interdisciplinary Clinical Dental Aesthetics
There are no optional modules for this programme.
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. Those wishing to take the teaching in blocks should select the mixed mode option. Overseas students should select the mixed mode option.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why study this degree at UCL?
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.
Department: Eastman Dental Institute
What our students and staff say
"The Eastman Dental Institute is one of the most prestigious dentistry educational establishments in the world, adopting cutting-edge techniques and a biomimetic philosophy to treat a patient holistically, in one of the world's most exciting metropolises."
Dr Konstantina DediAdvanced Aesthetic Dentistry
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Application and 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.
This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.
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: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
Who can apply?
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.
- All applicants
- 31 May 2021
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?
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.
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