An innovative programme offering dental practitioners with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide high quality functional dental restorations with optimal aesthetic value. Focused on providing dental care where there is a clinical need to restore oral health and function, the course also covers cosmetic and facial techniques.
The face to face training is taking place in either London or Sydney.
- Renowned centre of international excellence for teaching and research.
- Pioneers of teaching dentistry through a blended learning approach, with over 20 years experience.
- Face to face training in years one and two to learn and adopt latest techniques.
- Delivered by a team of academics, many of whom are world-leaders in their field.
- Contributes towards continuing professional development (CPD).
- Opportunity to network with other Distance Learning students.
A sample of the course is available in the Taster
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It is expected that graduates will continue in general practice offering a higher standard of clinical care with an increased confidence and ability. They might also use the programme to enter independent practice.
Prof Brian Millar & Dr Subir Banerji
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Three years (January 2014 start).
Study at home using flexible learning materials, as well as compulsory attendance at an intensive face-to-face course in years one, two and three in the UK or Sydney, Australia.
Year of entry 2013
31 August 2013 for January 2014 entry. Late applications may be considered but early application is strongly advised.
24 distance learning students per year (London) and 10 distance learning students per year (Sydney)
PT Home: £9,350 (2013-4) per annum, for three years (subject to annual increments).
PT Overseas: £9,350 (2013-4) per annum, for three years (subject to annual increments).
Unit of Distance Learning, tel +44 (0)20 7188 6444
This programme is aimed at dental practitioners wishing to enhance their knowledge and develop advanced skills in aesthetic dentistry.
This course is suited to dentists who have an established dental practice and are seeking to gain knowledge of an evidence-based approach to aesthetic treatment. The programme Director, Dr. Subir Banerji, has helped many dental graduates, both nationally and internationally, to achieve their postgraduate goals, broadening their horizons and delivery of dental care.
The mode of delivery of Distance Learning, which combines online and face-to-face components, enables dentists to remain in dental practice while training, ensuring no loss of income or work experience and establishes a dental practice using skills learnt on the programme. The course has been designed to provide theory, support and discussion groups by online training using a dedicated virtual learning environment, to provide access to content wherever students are in the world.
The Unit of Distance Learning consists of a team of highly experienced administrative and support staff dedicated to providing support to students. Combined with the use of a comprehensive online educational delivery system, this allows students to continually interact with staff and colleagues, to further enhance their learning experience.
Partial completion or early exit may result in the award of a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.
Intensive Face-to-Face Course
To supplement your online teaching you will also receive hands-on clinical training at our training centres in the UK. Designated tutors are present to offer expert guidance to students on complex dental procedures.
LonDEC, the recently opened post-graduate teaching facility, provides delegates with some of the finest hands-on dental teaching facilities available in the UK and Europe. The teaching sessions provide the supporting face-to-face tuition in clinical skills. Designated tutors are present to supply expert guidance to students on complex dental procedures.
Further details about our programme in Sydney, Australia are available here.
Core programme content
- Introduction to Aesthetic Restorative Practice
- Pre-treatment considerations for Aesthetic Dentistry
- Aesthetic Techniques 1
- Intensive Face-to-Face Course
- Aesthetic Techniques 2
- Soft and Hard Tissue Considerations
- Intensive Face-to-Face Course
- Completion of Clinical practice module
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
This masters programme is assessed through a combination of assignments, written examinations, clinical case presentations and a dissertation. In the first two years, most modules within the programme are assessed by a combination of 60 per cent written examination and 40 per cent written assignments. Each year you will receive an assignment schedule to follow for the year and must complete a minimum of two assignments from each module between January and August to be entered into the end of year exams. Exams can be taken in London or, for overseas students, at centres in the student's country of residence. If you fail an examination at the first sitting, you will be permitted one further attempt. During years one and two, years clinical work is also undertaken which is assessed by submission of clinical case presentations. In the final year, you will be allocated a supervisor and undertake a dissertation or project between January and September. The dissertation provides the mark for year 3.
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
All of the following requirements must be met by applicants:
Qualification and employment status
- A dental qualification acceptable to the College.
- Employment as a dentist in a dental practice, dental school, hospital, or community dental services environment.
Access to facilities and equipment
- Adequate clinical facilities and access to patients requiring treatment relevant to your subject area.
- Approved video equipment, as part of the monitoring process (advice on this will be given in the first Intensive Face-to-Face course).
- Access to an appropriate dental library.
- USB headset with a microphone (or separate headphones and microphone).
- Internet connection - broadband is preferable. Ideally with minimum speeds of 2Mbps down and 3Mbps up.
- A wired internet connection is preferable, so if you have wireless internet access, you may need to be able to connect your computer by cable to maintain a high-quality connection during tutorials.
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- Popup windows must be enabled.
APPLYING TO KING'S
To apply for graduate study at King's you will need to complete our graduate online application form. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.
King's does not normally accept paper copies of the graduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online graduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.
Completed applications (consisting of an online application form, both references, transcripts of previous qualifications and evidence of English Language score where required) will be considered on a "first come first served" basis according to the date of completion of the application. Early applications are strongly advised.
The initial decision will be to either confirm the offer of a place without an interview, invite you for an interview, hold your application for further consideration following the official closing date for applications, or to reject the application.
You should be expect to receive this initial decision within six weeks of the date of completion of the completed application, although this may be slightly longer at peak periods near to the closing date. Applicants who are offered a place will have to provide original documentary evidence of their previous qualifications, and pay a non-refundable deposit, before access to the online virtual learning environment will be given at the start of your course.
Applications received after the closing date will be held as reserve applications on a waiting list, in case there are vacancies or places become available.
PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
You should describe how the degree will fit into your career plan and demonstrate a focused interest in the programme. You should also confirm that you have read and can comply with the computing specification required to commence the programme, which can be viewed at http: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/dentistry/pg/distance/pcspec.html
and provide details of your access to: Adequate clinical facilities and an appropriate selection of patients; Approved video equipment, as part of the monitoring process (advice on this will be given in the first intensive face-to-face course); An appropriate dental library.
Fees have undergone a simplification process aimed at providing a total price for a whole year’s tuition. In previous years, face-to-face course fees were charged in addition to annual tuition fees, which caused confusion. The new fee covers all tuition fees, including face-to-face fees. Students will still need to fund accommodation, travel and meals for their face-to-face courses.
We think this provide a clearer picture of the final cost of the programme and will allow students to plan accordingly.
Self-funded. See the King's Graduate Funding Database (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database/) for any available funding opportunities.
Aesthetic Dentistry MSc
King's has a worldwide reputation for teaching and excellence and the course is even better than I could have expected. The tutors are knowledgeable and skilled, and all work in general practice. They understand the real world and are always ready to answer questions. The teaching here is first class and the facilities at LONDEC are unrivalled. If you are looking for a course with a 'wow' factor then this is it.
Flexible learning allows me to study around my work and family life. The course enables me to further my education without taking time off and the financial constraints this would involve. I can study anytime, anywhere because I can access the course material from any computer or my iphone. I have an erratic work and family life but can plan my study around this. The advancement of technology means I can sit at home in front of my computer and be involved in lectures with expert tutors in a different country!
By working and learning I have been able to improve care to my patients overnight and that has benefited my patients and in turn benefitted me. Blended learning should be the future of further education.
Aesthetic Dentistry MSc
I began my clinical career at King's as it provided me with a solid foundation in dentistry. The quality of teaching was to such a high standard that I believed it was only natural for me to seek further postgraduate education at this institution.
I chose the MSc Aesthetic Dentistry programme as it would allow me to increase my range of clinical ability, to be able to correctly diagnose aesthetic problems and be able to formulate treatment plans suitable for each patient's requirements. Satisfying patients with the most ethical aesthetic treatment modalities is something to be proud of.
The greatest advantage of this course is that I can apply lessons learnt to clinical practice whilst the programme is ongoing. In this way any difficulties encountered can be discussed and solutions created. Distance learning is the future!
Studying at home allows you to work at your own pace thus fitting education into a busy lifestyle. I am thoroughly enjoying the course. Meeting dentists from all around the world and being educated by some of the world's leading aesthetic dentists is an honour. I feel privileged to be on such an amazing course which fulfils my career ambitions.