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 Dentistry course, 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.
This course is primarily taught through King’s College London’s online learning environment, 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 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.
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and tutor feedback (hours)
|Self-study, practice and|
|Face-to-face training and|
Please note - 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.
Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical exercise and written examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written assignments and clinical case reports. Coursework contributes approximately 40% and examinations approximately 60% to your final mark in your first and second year with the exception of Operative Dentistry – Clinical Skills which is assessed through a practical exercise and accompanying written paper. Your final-year modules will be assessed through a clinical case portfolio and a dissertation.
You can take your exams in London or, for overseas students, at centres in your country of residence.