Courses in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry

Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is a key skill for practitioners, whether you are working in an NHS, private or mixed practice. And with growing awareness and demands from patients for aesthetic dentistry, studying with the Faculty will give you the specialist techniques and clinical expertise to offer an enhanced, contemporary service to your patients. 

Our well-established postgraduate programmes will enable you to deliver a recognised standard of restorative and aesthetic dentistry at level 2, as required in the national commissioning guidelines. So whether you want to enhance and extend your current clinical skills, are looking for a gateway to progress to specialist training, or to bid for contracts to deliver a specialist service in restorative dentistry, this course is for you. 

As with all of the training delivered by the Faculty, we use blended learning to transform conceptual understanding into practitioner-based skills. This programme uses the latest techniques in restorative surgery whilst embracing the importance of aesthetics and a minimally invasive approach. Our courses are designed and run by renowned clinicians using evidence-based practice, so you can be assured that if you are a recent foundation dentist or an established general dental practitioner you will be able to immediately apply learning from the programme into your practice with confidence.

This is a progressive programme, offering you the flexibility to adapt your learning to meet your needs and circumstances. The Diploma runs over two years, and provides comprehensive foundational learning in the first year, providing the tools to critically appreciate the theory of restorative and aesthetic dentistry.  The Certificate in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry will be awarded on successful completion of year one. It will complement your work based practice through a series of activities that have been designed to embed the learning acquired in the attended units.

Year two builds on the learning base and will develop your techniques and your skills in restorative treatments.  The new capabilities that you should be able to demonstrate includes:

  • accepting restorative referrals
  • advanced endodontics including apical surgery
  • implant rehabilitation
  • occlusal reorganisation and splint therapy
  • comprehensive management of the partial dentate patient (fixed and removable prosthodontics)
  • smile design and optimising anterior aesthetic cases
  • direct restorative placement of composite resin and the management of advanced tooth surface loss


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