Short courses


Return to Dentistry

  • 6.5 hours
  • 1 day


This one-day CPD course will allow you to learn the essential requirements for getting back to practice and discuss any practicalities or challenges you may face. You'll spend a full day practising and refreshing your skills in preparation for returning to work after a break.

Teaching staff will demonstrate and offer guidance on the most popular clinical procedures in general dentistry (excluding endodontics).

A small class size allows the course to be tailored to individual needs.

This course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London which has a broad range of continuing professional development (CPD) short courses. These provide hands-on training from experienced staff in dedicated facilities.

    Course content

    You'll explore aspects of the preparation of teeth and your operative dentistry skills with practical close support, to refine and refocus your clinical skills for contemporary Restorative Dentistry.

    You can choose from the following exercises to practise on the day:

    • Crown preparation
    • Veneer preparation
    • Onlay preparation
    • Temporary crowns
    • Composite restorations
    • Amalgam restorations

    Who this course is for

    This course is suitable for all general dental practitioners who've taken a break from work and would like to refresh their skills in popular clinical procedures.

    You don't need to be GDC registered.

    Learning outcomes

    By the end of the course you should have gained confidence and refreshed your skills in the most common restorative procedures in general dentistry. 

    Structure and teaching

    This is a skills revision course with no lecture component. You'll be under constant supervision with staff available to give advice and demonstrations.

    CPD points and certificate

    The course will give you 6.5 hours of verifiable CPD. You'll also get a certificate of attendance. 


    The fee is £450.

    Quality controls

    All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You'll be asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.


    Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.

    Course team

    Professor Albert Leung

    Professor Albert Leung

    Albert is Professor of Dental Education and Head of Continuing Professional Development at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, where he's also Programme Director of the MSc in Restorative Dental Practice. He's Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 

    Course information last modified: 17 Jul 2023, 17:57