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Aesthetic 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 Aesthetic Dentistry MSc is an innovative course 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. Designed for working dentists, you will employ the skills learned throughout the course in your own practice. The course is delivered in a blended format with online and face-to-face components, 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.
Nikesh

The greatest advantage of this course is that I can apply lessons learnt to clinical practice whilst the programme is ongoing. Meeting and being educated by the world's leading aesthetic dentists is an honour. I feel privileged to be on such an amazing course.

Nikesh, Aesthetic Dentistry

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 course 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 21 days of intensive teaching and practical training in London (7 consecutive days per year). 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. Prospective students may wish to explore 'Practical Procedures in Aesthetic Dentistry', authored by course directors Dr Subir Banerji and Dr Shamir Mehta, available at many online retailers and libraries. The book presents a comprehensive collection of videos demonstrating clinical techniques in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, and is accompanied by an illustrated handbook summarising the key points of each procedure.

Base campus

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

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. You will have access to the extensive King's Library Facilities. 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 all three 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 over seven consecutive days in Year 1, seven consecutive days in Year 2 and seven consecutive days in Year 3 at King’s College London, Waterloo 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 15 to 20 400 to 500 42
Year 2 15 to 20 400 to 500 42
Year 3 10 to 15 400 to 500 42

Notes to applicants

The provision of any clinical opinions, treatment planning, treatment 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 and written examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include:

    · written assignments

    · clinical case reports (case submissions including presentations and case write-ups)

    · dissertation (normally 10,000 words)

    Structure

    Required modules

    Year 1

    Introduction to Aesthetic Restorative Practice (60 credits)
    Face-to-face training block

    Year 2

    Advanced Aesthetic Restorative Practice (including Clinical Case Presentations) (60 credits)
    Face-to-face training block

    Year 3

    Research and Clinical Practice (60 credits)
    Face-to-face training block

    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 continue in general practice, offering a higher standard of clinical care with increased confidence and ability. You might also use the course to enter independent practice.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: Part time tuition fees apply - see below

    Part time: £14,070 p.a. (2022/23)*

    International:

    Full time: Part time tuition fees apply - see below

    Part time: £14,070 p.a. (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 during years 1, 2 and 3
    • 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
    • Library fees and fines 
    • Personal photocopies 
    • Printing course materials
    • Society membership fees 
    • Conference attendance (optional)
    • Stationery 
    • 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
    • Binding for logbooks/dissertations – binding is not necessary but is optional
    • Access to an appropriate form of dental articulator
    • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
    • Graduation costs
    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies

    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

    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 course 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 21 days of intensive teaching and practical training in London (7 consecutive days per year). 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. Prospective students may wish to explore 'Practical Procedures in Aesthetic Dentistry', authored by course directors Dr Subir Banerji and Dr Shamir Mehta, available at many online retailers and libraries. The book presents a comprehensive collection of videos demonstrating clinical techniques in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, and is accompanied by an illustrated handbook summarising the key points of each procedure.

    Base campus

    waterloo-banner
    Waterloo Campus

    Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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    Teaching methods - what to expect

    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. You will have access to the extensive King's Library Facilities. 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 all three 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 over seven consecutive days in Year 1, seven consecutive days in Year 2 and seven consecutive days in Year 3 at King’s College London, Waterloo 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 15 to 20 400 to 500 42
    Year 2 15 to 20 400 to 500 42
    Year 3 10 to 15 400 to 500 42

    Notes to applicants

    The provision of any clinical opinions, treatment planning, treatment 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 and written examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include:

      · written assignments

      · clinical case reports (case submissions including presentations and case write-ups)

      · dissertation (normally 10,000 words)

      Structure

      Required modules

      Year 1

      Introduction to Aesthetic Restorative Practice (60 credits)
      Face-to-face training block

      Year 2

      Advanced Aesthetic Restorative Practice (including Clinical Case Presentations) (60 credits)
      Face-to-face training block

      Year 3

      Research and Clinical Practice (60 credits)
      Face-to-face training block

      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 continue in general practice, offering a higher standard of clinical care with increased confidence and ability. You might also use the course to enter independent practice.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: Part time tuition fees apply - see below

      Part time: £14,070 p.a. (2022/23)*

      International:

      Full time: Part time tuition fees apply - see below

      Part time: £14,070 p.a. (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 during years 1, 2 and 3
      • 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
      • Library fees and fines 
      • Personal photocopies 
      • Printing course materials
      • Society membership fees 
      • Conference attendance (optional)
      • Stationery 
      • 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
      • Binding for logbooks/dissertations – binding is not necessary but is optional
      • Access to an appropriate form of dental articulator
      • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
      • Graduation costs
      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies

      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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