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Operative Dentistry PG Dip

The details on this page are for the 2022-23 year of entry (programme starting in April 2023; application deadline 9 December 2022).

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The postgraduate diploma in Operative Dentistry is designed to enhance the operative skills of newly-qualified dentists, as well as experienced practitioners wishing to upskill, whilst they continue to work in general dental practice. Course participants will develop the technical, diagnostic and treatment planning skills necessary to practice modern clinical operative dentistry effectively and efficiently. Topics covered will include the comprehensive management of single and multiple crown/onlay restorations, treatment planning, aesthetic composite restorations, occlusion, dental implants, resin bonded tooth replacement, removable prosthodontics, tooth surface loss, bleaching, rotary endodontics, restoring the endodontically treated tooth and the development of a variety of complementary skills.

Key benefits

  • Created in collaboration with the Department of Restorative Dentistry at King's College Hospital
  • A unique and comprehensive blend of practical training, clinical practice, seminars and independent study
  • Designed and taught by leading experts in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
Ridhi, Operative Dentistry PG Dip 2022

I feel more confident treating patients.

Ridhi, Graduate, Postgraduate Diploma in Operative Dentistry

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Employability

It is expected that postgraduates will continue in general dental practice, offering a higher standard of clinical care with increased confidence, ability and professional reward. They might also use the programme to enter into assessment via the Royal College of Surgeons or equivalent to be able to practice as an enhanced practitioner.

The diploma has been designed to equip you with the components needed to apply for a dentist with enhanced skills to your local commissioning group.

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Employability

It is expected that postgraduates will continue in general dental practice, offering a higher standard of clinical care with increased confidence, ability and professional reward. They might also use the programme to enter into assessment via the Royal College of Surgeons or equivalent to be able to practice as an enhanced practitioner.

The diploma has been designed to equip you with the components needed to apply for a dentist with enhanced skills to your local commissioning group.

Application closing date guidance

Our first application deadline is 9 December 2022. This is the final deadline for Overseas applications. 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 Home applications will be accepted after 28 January 2023.

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