Courses in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry

Postgraduate qualifications in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry

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

Our well-established postgraduate programmes will enable you to deliver a recognised standard of restorative and aesthetic dentistry at level 2, in line with 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.

Our programmes offer you the flexibility to adapt your learning to meet your needs and circumstances.In line with the latest Government restrictions we have redesigned the delivery of our postgraduate Certificate in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, which provides comprehensive foundational learning using the tools to critically appreciate the theory of restorative and aesthetic dentistry.  The Certificate will be delivered over a year and will complement your work based practice through a series of remote webinars and face- to -face regional tutorials that have been designed to embed the learning.

The Certificate offers a clear pathway to further career progression and study – through progress to a Diploma year followed by MSc from university dental schools via the established articulated learning pathways. 

The Diploma year will build on the learning base and will develop your techniques and your skills in restorative treatments. Some of the skills below are for certificate level, but will require completion of diploma year to fully develop them. Full details of the Diploma year, including how to apply, will be posted here shortly. The new knowledge and capabilities that you should be able to demonstrate includes:

  • accepting restorative referrals- diploma year 
  • Contemporary periodontal management and maintenance protocols- certificate year 
  • Periodontal surgical techniques (including crown lengthening) and implant maintenance - diploma year
  • advanced endodontics including apical surgery- diploma year 
  • implant restoration and rehabilitation- diploma year
  • occlusal reorganisation and splint therapy- certificate year 
  • comprehensive management of the partially dentate patient (fixed and removable prosthodontics)- diploma year 
  • smile design and optimising anterior aesthetic cases- diploma year
  • direct restorative placement of composite resin and the management of advanced tooth surface loss- both certificate and diploma year
  •  indirect restorations using both lab constructed and new milling techniques- both certificate and diploma year


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