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Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry MSc

The details on this page are for the 2022-23 year of entry (programme starting in January 2023; application deadline 25 October 2022).

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Our Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry MSc (AMIRD) provides a beneficial clinical and business approach to tooth-preserving oral health management in dental practice. Our course is designed for Dentists and Dental Care Professionals to develop minimum intervention preventive and tooth-preserving operative, patient management and practice management skills. The course will give you the tools to maximise both the clinical effectiveness and financial potential of your dental practice. This innovative MSc is structured to meet your professional development needs with minimal disruption to family and work commitments, while enabling you to gain a higher qualification from King’s.

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 master the latest techniques.
  • International teaching team of experts including minimum intervention (MI) practicing dentists.
Duvie

I genuinely believe that this is the future of disease management. King’s has assembled a great team, which is making me look at the journey I will take my practice.

Duvie, Alumni, Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry MSc

We have designed this course in response to the dental profession’s push towards a minimum intervention, preventive patient-centred approach to caring for oral healthcare in dental practice all over the world. Our Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry MSc, open to dentists and therapists, provides the latest evidence-based knowledge in minimum intervention/minimally invasive dentistry and enables students to integrate this patient care philosophy into their dental practice. There is focus on using the team of dental care professionals to assist in delivery, on suitable marketing strategies and on learning practice-based research methodology. You will study and practice the latest minimally invasive remineralising and tooth preserving operative technologies, and adhesive restorative materials and techniques, to prevent, manage and treat dental disease aesthetically and effectively. The course will give you: - A scientific basis in cariology and disease pathology. - Experience of detection, diagnosis, risk assessment and care planning for patients with complex dental health problems. - Prevention and control management strategies (including remineralisation) for patient groups and individuals. -The skills to develop marketing strategies to promote your practice and the minimal intervention care philosophy to patients using the latest social media frameworks. -The ability to carry out minimally invasive tooth-preserving aesthetic and effective clinical treatment of patients with caries and other restorative or aesthetic problems. - Modern minimally invasive aesthetic operative skills required for tooth preparation and restoration. - Direction on how to put these concepts into real-life practice from day one of the course. The course is taught by a world-renowned, expert team of clinical academics and practising clinicians, based both in the UK and internationally, and led by Professor Avijit Banerjee. The course has support from several leading dental industry companies that may provide relevant dental materials and equipment for your dental practice during your studies. *Intensive face-to-face training blocks* The course features a compulsory block of face-to-face teaching and practical training in London during Year 1 for five days, and in Year 2 for seven days. During these blocks you will receive clinical skills training under expert supervision in the Faculty’s state-of-the-art teaching facilities at Waterloo Campus and/or Guy’s Hospital. These blocks are an invaluable way to consolidate learning and progress to the final year.

Base campus

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

This course is primarily taught online through King’s E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS), which provides information, interactive questions, assignments, use of bibliographic databases and reading material. 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 face-to-face component normally takes place for five consecutive days in Year 1 and seven consecutive days in Year 2 at King’s College London, Guy’s Campus.

The following table will give you an idea of what a typical year might look like as you progress through your studies. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

  Online lectures, seminars
and tutor feedback (hours)
Self-study, practice and
assignments (hours)
Face-to-face training and
lectures (hours)
Year 1 40 520 40
Year 2 40 504 56
Year 3 22 578 -

Note to applicants

The provision of any clinical opinions, care planning, care plans and/or any advice in relation to care of individual patients will not be provided by the teachers and staff of the course. 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.

Assessment

    Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical exercise and written examinations. Forms of assessment normally include written assignments and clinical case reports. 

    In your first and second year modules, assessment typically takes the form of either examinations or coursework with the exception of the Operative techniques module which is typically assessed through a practical exercise and accompanying written paper. Your final-year modules will typically be assessed through coursework in the form of a clinical case portfolio and a research project.

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

    Structure

    Required modules

    Year 1

    Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry – Identification and Diagnosis of Disease (15 credits)
    Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry - Prevention and Control of Disease (15 credits)
    Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry - Delivery of Oral Healthcare (15 credits)
    Research Methods (15 credits)
    Face-to-face training block

    Year 2

    Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry – Business Management and Strategy (15 credits)
    Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry - Research – practical use of research (15 credits)
    Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry – Operative techniques (30 credits)
    Face-to-face training block

    Year 3

    Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry Clinical Case Series (15 credits)
    Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry Research Project (45 credits)

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    We expect that you will develop a profitable network of MI-centred dental clinics with your fellow graduates that will offer team expertise and higher skill levels to manage your patients, using the patient-centred, team-care approach. We hope that you will use this qualification as further specialisation in general dental practice, enhancing profitability and encouraging future practice-based research opportunities.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: Part time tuition fees apply - see below

    Part time: £11,040 per year (2022/23)*

    International:

    Full time: Part time tuition fees apply - see below

    Part time: £11,040 per year (2022/23)*

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

    Deposit

    When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £1,000 to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

    • If you receive an offer before 31 May, payment is due by 30 June 2022.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 June and 30 August, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 September and 31 October, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 November and 30 November, payment is due within one week from the offer date.
    • If you receive an offer from 1 December, payment is due within three days from the offer date.

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for the face-to-face training blocks in London
    • Internet access
    • Computer equipment
    • Photography equipment (to be discussed further at enrolment)
    • - A digital camera with a macro lens and ring flash
    • - SD card
    • - Retractors and mirrors
    • - Photo editing software
    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
    • Library fees and fines 
    • Personal photocopies
    • Printing course materials
    • Society membership fees
    • Conference attendance (optional)
    • Stationery 
    • Binding for logbooks/dissertations (binding is not necessary but is optional)
    • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
    • Graduation costs
    • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
    • Since this is a clinical programme the majority of students find that they benefit from use of clinical operating loupes with or without headlamp illumination in order to facilitate their clinical development

    Students will also be expected to bear any costs relating to providing clinical treatment for the clinical cases required for the course. Access to reasonable and compliant equipment and materials will be expected.

    Funding

    We have designed this course in response to the dental profession’s push towards a minimum intervention, preventive patient-centred approach to caring for oral healthcare in dental practice all over the world. Our Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry MSc, open to dentists and therapists, provides the latest evidence-based knowledge in minimum intervention/minimally invasive dentistry and enables students to integrate this patient care philosophy into their dental practice. There is focus on using the team of dental care professionals to assist in delivery, on suitable marketing strategies and on learning practice-based research methodology. You will study and practice the latest minimally invasive remineralising and tooth preserving operative technologies, and adhesive restorative materials and techniques, to prevent, manage and treat dental disease aesthetically and effectively. The course will give you: - A scientific basis in cariology and disease pathology. - Experience of detection, diagnosis, risk assessment and care planning for patients with complex dental health problems. - Prevention and control management strategies (including remineralisation) for patient groups and individuals. -The skills to develop marketing strategies to promote your practice and the minimal intervention care philosophy to patients using the latest social media frameworks. -The ability to carry out minimally invasive tooth-preserving aesthetic and effective clinical treatment of patients with caries and other restorative or aesthetic problems. - Modern minimally invasive aesthetic operative skills required for tooth preparation and restoration. - Direction on how to put these concepts into real-life practice from day one of the course. The course is taught by a world-renowned, expert team of clinical academics and practising clinicians, based both in the UK and internationally, and led by Professor Avijit Banerjee. The course has support from several leading dental industry companies that may provide relevant dental materials and equipment for your dental practice during your studies. *Intensive face-to-face training blocks* The course features a compulsory block of face-to-face teaching and practical training in London during Year 1 for five days, and in Year 2 for seven days. During these blocks you will receive clinical skills training under expert supervision in the Faculty’s state-of-the-art teaching facilities at Waterloo Campus and/or Guy’s Hospital. These blocks are an invaluable way to consolidate learning and progress to the final year.

    Base campus

    campus guys
    Guy’s Campus

    The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    This course is primarily taught online through King’s E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS), which provides information, interactive questions, assignments, use of bibliographic databases and reading material. 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 face-to-face component normally takes place for five consecutive days in Year 1 and seven consecutive days in Year 2 at King’s College London, Guy’s Campus.

    The following table will give you an idea of what a typical year might look like as you progress through your studies. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

      Online lectures, seminars
    and tutor feedback (hours)
    Self-study, practice and
    assignments (hours)
    Face-to-face training and
    lectures (hours)
    Year 1 40 520 40
    Year 2 40 504 56
    Year 3 22 578 -

    Note to applicants

    The provision of any clinical opinions, care planning, care plans and/or any advice in relation to care of individual patients will not be provided by the teachers and staff of the course. 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.

    Assessment

      Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical exercise and written examinations. Forms of assessment normally include written assignments and clinical case reports. 

      In your first and second year modules, assessment typically takes the form of either examinations or coursework with the exception of the Operative techniques module which is typically assessed through a practical exercise and accompanying written paper. Your final-year modules will typically be assessed through coursework in the form of a clinical case portfolio and a research project.

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

      Structure

      Required modules

      Year 1

      Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry – Identification and Diagnosis of Disease (15 credits)
      Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry - Prevention and Control of Disease (15 credits)
      Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry - Delivery of Oral Healthcare (15 credits)
      Research Methods (15 credits)
      Face-to-face training block

      Year 2

      Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry – Business Management and Strategy (15 credits)
      Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry - Research – practical use of research (15 credits)
      Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry – Operative techniques (30 credits)
      Face-to-face training block

      Year 3

      Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry Clinical Case Series (15 credits)
      Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry Research Project (45 credits)

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      We expect that you will develop a profitable network of MI-centred dental clinics with your fellow graduates that will offer team expertise and higher skill levels to manage your patients, using the patient-centred, team-care approach. We hope that you will use this qualification as further specialisation in general dental practice, enhancing profitability and encouraging future practice-based research opportunities.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: Part time tuition fees apply - see below

      Part time: £11,040 per year (2022/23)*

      International:

      Full time: Part time tuition fees apply - see below

      Part time: £11,040 per year (2022/23)*

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

      Deposit

      When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £1,000 to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

      • If you receive an offer before 31 May, payment is due by 30 June 2022.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 June and 30 August, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 September and 31 October, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 November and 30 November, payment is due within one week from the offer date.
      • If you receive an offer from 1 December, payment is due within three days from the offer date.

      If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

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

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for the face-to-face training blocks in London
      • Internet access
      • Computer equipment
      • Photography equipment (to be discussed further at enrolment)
      • - A digital camera with a macro lens and ring flash
      • - SD card
      • - Retractors and mirrors
      • - Photo editing software
      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
      • Library fees and fines 
      • Personal photocopies
      • Printing course materials
      • Society membership fees
      • Conference attendance (optional)
      • Stationery 
      • Binding for logbooks/dissertations (binding is not necessary but is optional)
      • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
      • Graduation costs
      • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
      • Since this is a clinical programme the majority of students find that they benefit from use of clinical operating loupes with or without headlamp illumination in order to facilitate their clinical development

      Students will also be expected to bear any costs relating to providing clinical treatment for the clinical cases required for the course. Access to reasonable and compliant equipment and materials will be expected.

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      Our first application deadline is on 25 October 2022 (23:59, UK time). After this date, the programme will remain open only if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full. Where the programme remains open beyond this date, no further applications will be accepted after 22 November 2022 (23:59, UK time). 

      We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, particularly if your application may result in a conditional offer. Any conditions must be met by the deadline set in the offer letter.

      Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline in October and we are unable to process more offers as places are filled before the final application deadline above.

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