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Aesthetic Dentistry MSc



Our Aesthetic Dentistry MSc is an innovative programme that will give you the skills and knowledge to provide high-quality functional dental restorations with optimal aesthetic value. The course focuses on training you to provide dental care where there is a clinical need to restore oral health and function, and also covers cosmetic and facial techniques. This course is mostly delivered online, so you can study anywhere in the world with minimum disruption to your professional and personal life while benefitting from world-class teaching.

Key benefits

  • Internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research in dentistry.
  • Pioneers of distance learning in dentistry with over 20 years’ experience.
  • Intensive face-to-face residential blocks to learn and practice contemporary clinical techniques at world-class training facilities.
  • Course material delivered by a team of highly experienced clinical tutors and academics, many of whom are world-leaders in their field.
  • Multi-authored online course text material supported by extensive references and access to institutional library facilities.
  • Online support through regular webinars and tutorials presented by core staff and expert tutors.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration Three years, flexible learning, January start.

Study mode Distance Learning, Part-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake 24 distance learning students per year

Course leaders Dr Subir Banerji (Director) & Dr Shamir Mehta (Deputy)

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Distance Learning:
tel: +44 (0)20 7188 6444

Course contact email:

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Dental Institute



Entry requirements & how to apply

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

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).

Other requirements:

  • USB headset with a microphone (or separate headphones and microphone).

  • Webcam.

  • 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.

  • Javascript must be enabled.

  • Cookies must be enabled.

  • Popup windows must be enabled.

Application procedure

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.

Personal statement and 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 here 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.

Application closing date

The deadline for application is 31 October for January 2017 entry.  Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.


Course detail


This course is ideally suited to dentists who already have an established dental practice and want to study an evidence-based approach to aesthetic treatment. Our 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.

  • You will explore all aspects of smile design, from non-invasive to full coverage techniques involving a range of aesthetic materials.
  • You will study all restorative aspects applicable to aesthetic dentistry with an emphasis on functional stability, predictability and longevity of the aesthetic outcome.
  • The curriculum also includes comprehensive diagnosis, treatment planning, prevention, occlusion, minimal intervention techniques and ethical marketing.

Intensive face-to-face training blocks

Delivered primarily online, the course also provides 19 days of intensive teaching and practical training in London. Our expert tutors will give you guidance on complex dental procedures at our specialist postgraduate teaching centre, LonDEC, situated at our Waterloo Campus, which offers state-of-the-art dental training facilities. These blocks are an invaluable way to consolidate learning and progress to the final year. 


You will be taught mostly online through King's E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS) which provides information, interactive questions, assignments, use of bibliographic databases and reading material. This gives you the freedom to study without interrupting your work and personal life, and to put your skills directly into practice. Our students participate in online tutorials and discussion groups, interacting with expert tutors and their fellow students. Face-to-face lectures and hands-on training take place in blocks in the first two years. Students are required to undertake and build a reflective log of clinical work in their own general practice. 

The provision of any clinical opinions, treatment planning, treatment plans and/or any advice in relation to patient care will not be provided by the teachers and staff of the programme. Patient treatment and care is the sole responsibility of the treating clinician. Advice regarding the suitability of a clinical case for submission for the clinical module can be given at the tutor’s discretion.

Course format and assessment

60% per cent of each module will be assessed through exams and 40% through assignments, with the exception of the Case Reports module, which is assessed throughaclinical log book and the Final Report module, which is a 10,000-word written assignment.

You can take your exams in London or, for overseas students, at centres in your country of residence.


  • Required Modules

    • Introduction to Aesthetic Restorative Practice (20 credits)
    • Pre-treatment considerations for Aesthetic Dentistry (20 credits)
    • Aesthetic Techniques 1 (20 credits)
    • Face-to-face training block


    • Aesthetic Techniques 2 (20 credits)
    • Soft and Hard Tissue considerations (20 credits)
    • Clinical Case Reports (20 credits)
    • Face-to-face training block

    • Dissertation (60 credits)


Career prospects

We expect that you will continue in general practice, offering a higher standard of clinical care with increased confidence and ability. You might also use the programme to enter independent practice.


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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

Part time tuition fees apply - see below

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

Part time tuition fees apply - see below

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£10,500 p.a. (2016/17)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£10,500 p.a. (2016/17)*

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and Overseas (2016/17)

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.


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