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Regenerative Dentistry MSc



Academic, practical and research teaching covering all aspects of the latest developments in regenerative dentistry including dental stem cell culture, iPS and ES cells, tooth bioengineering, the role of stem cells in tooth repair and regeneration. A major feature of the course is a research project carried out in one of our research labs and supported by practical demonstrations and evaluation of research publication.

  • Training in research methodologies and the critical evaluation of data.

  • Taught course on the very latest advances of stem cell research.

  • World renowned department.
  • Original research project.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year, September to September

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake 2 UK/EEA, 6 overseas students.

Course leaders Professor Paul Sharpe

Course contact for further information Ms Rebecca Wiltshire tel +44 (0)20 7188 1795 fax +44 (0)20 7188 1674

Course contact email

Awarding institution King's College London


Entry requirements & how to apply

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

All applicants: a dental, medical or biological sciences qualification.

Application procedure

An application fee of £40 applies (non-refundable). Completed applications for September entry (which will normally consist of an online application form, both references, a transcript of previous degrees and a CV) will not be considered until after the deadline date (1st April).

Personal statement and supporting information

Applicants must demonstrate a focused interest in regenerative dentistry and a strong academic background. Please submit a separate CV in addition to the application form.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 01 April 2016 for 2016 entry. Prior to this date all applications will be given equal consideration and considered on their individual merits. After this date applications will be considered subject to the availability of places, thus we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.


Course detail


Taught course elements include: Introduction to stem cells, ES and iPS, Dental stem cells, Endogenous dentine repair, Endodontic applications of stem cells, Whole tooth regeneration, Scaffolds and bone regeneration, Salivary gland regeneration, Periodontal ligament restoration, GMP cell culture.

Research and practical elements include a research project, practical demonstrations of dental pulp stem cell culture combined with critical evaluation of research methods and approaches in dental stem cell biology.

Examples of research projects:

  • Salivary gland stem cells
  • Stem cells in the middle ear and their role in homeostasis and repair
  • Development of replacement teeth: location of stem cell niches in a range of species
  • A chemical genetics screen for regulators of cranial muscle stem cells
  • Dental pulp stem cells in tooth repair
  • Exploring the relationship between surface free energy and osseointegration with modifiable ceramic coatings
  • Human Embryonic tooth mesenchymal cells and bio-tooth engineering
  • Periodontal tissue regeneration - evaluating different human dental stem cell populations
  • Neural crest stem cells and ossification of the mandible

Course purpose

Regenerative dentistry is for both dentists and biological scientists who desire to learn more about the latest advances in cell and molecule-based dentistry and also gain experience in carrying out laboratory-based, cutting-edge research in dental stem cell biology.

Course format and assessment

Written exam, practical tests and written reports, seminar presentation.


  • Required Modules

    • Module 1: Lectures in Regenerative Dentistry. Written exam.

    • Module 2: Laboratory skills in Regenerative Dentistry. Practical tests and written report.
    • Module 3: Experimental approaches and project design in craniofacial sciences. Written report and seminar presentation.
    • Module 4: Laboratory Research Project in Regenerative Dentistry. Written report and seminar presentation.

    Optional Modules

    All modules are compulsory


Career prospects

Students use this programme for career development



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Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£21,750 p.a. (2016/17)*

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