Restorative Dentistry course details



The course is predominanently based in specialist and well equiped facilities in  King's College London, London (Londec) 


FGDP Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry (awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England).

FGDP Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry (awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England).

Entry requirements

  • Current registration with the UK General Dental Council or equivalent in another country*.
  • Successfully completed Foundation Training and be practising in an appropriate environment where there is sufficient demand for restorative dentistry.
  • Hold an indemnity or insurance cover at an appropriate level.
  • High level of competence in English (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent).
  • Current certificate of immunisation.
  • Training in basic CPR.

*‘international students will not be able to work on patients in the UK, they are required to be working in an environment where there is sufficient access to patients to develop their cases'

Course content and structure

To minimise time away from practice all the units will be taking place as Friday evening tutorials, with Saturday study days in year one and Saturday hands on days in year two.

The Certificate year comprises seven units covering foundation learning elements of the units below:

  •  Induction
  •  Periodontics 1 (covering periodontal diagnosis, periodontal classification, epidemiology, treatment planning principles, self care)
  •  Periodontics 2 (covering prognosis, non-surgical periodontal therapy, antimicrobials, management of furcations and perio-endo lesions)
  •  Occlusion 1 (covering Occlusal and TMJ examination, demonstration of facebow, articluator selection and taking occlusal records for advanced cases)
  •  Occlusion 2 (covering casts, Michigan splints, practical application of occlusion in clinical practice, Dahl approach)
  •  Endodontics
  •  Prosthodontics - Operative Dentistry 

The Diploma year comprises six units covering in-depth clinical blended learning to provide specialised skills in the units below:

  •  Periodontics 
  •  Endodontics 
  •  Fixed Prosthodontics 
  •  Direct Restorative Placement
  •  Removable Prosthodontics 
  •  Restoring Implants 

Both the awards teach the latest techniques in restorative surgery while embracing the importance of aesthetics and a minimally invasive approach. As with all FGDP courses, firm emphasis is placed on evidence- based practice.


The Certificate year will comprise a range of formative assessments that will complement your work- based practice, including mini case studies, assignments, regular journal clubs and learning cases. This will build progressively towards two substantive exam case studies.  This developmental year will build the foundation for the Diploma assessments, which will use a broad range of approaches to enable you to demonstrate deeper knowledge and skills acquisition across the disciplines underpinning restorative surgery.  The programme’s network of astute tutors provide continuous support and guidance as you work towards meeting the assessment requirements for completing the programme.

Teaching Faculty 

Chair of the Course Management Board

Prof Mike Mulcahy FFGDP(UK)

Course Leads

Prof Mike Mulcahy FFGDP(UK)

Nick Lewis FFGDP(UK)


Nick Lewis FFGDP(UK)

Philip Dawson MFGDP(UK)

Diarmuid O'Croinin FFGDP(UK)


Progression to Masters qualification

Should you wish to undertake further study, successful completion of the programme will count towards an MSc run by the following university dental schools:

University of Plymouth 

University of Kent


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