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Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry MSc

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Our Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry MSc (AMID) 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.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.


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 MI practicing dentists.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration Three years, flexible learning, January start.

Study mode Distance Learning

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course leaders

Programme director, Professor Avijit Banerjee

Deputy programme director, Michael Thomas

Further details

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Distance Learning:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7188 6444

Course contact email:
distancedentistry@kcl.ac.uk

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Dental Institute

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Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry MSc

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The Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry MSc is a profitable clinical and business approach to tooth preserving caries management in dental practice. The programme is designed for dentists and/or DCPs to develop and enhance Minimum Intervention preventive and tooth-preserving operative, patient and clinical practice management skills. Giving you the tools to maximise the clinical and financial potential of your dental practice.

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Course detail

Description

We have designed this course in response to the dental profession’s push towards a minimum intervention, preventive approach to caring for patients’ oral health in general and private 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.

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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 Dental Institute’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.

Teaching

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. Our students articipate 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. 

 Online lectures, seminars
and tutor feedback (hours) 
Self-study, practice and
assignments (hours) 
Face-to-face training and
lectures (hours)  
Year 1   50 480 30
Year 2   50 480  42 
Year 3   40 400

 

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.

Further literature

 

Course format and assessment

60% of your first and second year modules will be assessed through exams and 40% through in-course assessment, 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.

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules
  • AMID Practice Management (20 credits)
  • AMID Caries Management (20 credits)
  • AMID Research Methods (20 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. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.

Optional Modules

Year 2

Required Modules
  • MI Operative Dentistry – Applied Materials Science (20 credits)
  • MI Operative Dentistry – Clinical Skills (20 credits)
  • MI Restorative Dentistry (20 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. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.

Optional Modules

Year 3

Required Modules
  • AMID Clinical Case Series (20 credits)
  • AMID Research Project (40 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. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.

Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

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

All of the following requirements must be met by applicants:

Qualification and employment status

  • A dental qualification acceptable to the College (BDS or BSc (or equivalent) in Dental Therapy), or full registration with the UK GDC or international country’s equivalent.

  • Current employment as a dentist or dental therapist in a dental practice, dental school, hospital, or community dental services environment, UK or abroad.


Access to facilities and equipment

  • Adequate clinical facilities and an appropriate selection of patients;

  • Approved video/camera equipment, as part of the monitoring process (advice on this will be given early in the programme/prior to commencement of the programme).


Minimum computer specification‬

Windows

  • Intel or AMD processor (1GHz or faster)

  • At least 512 MB of RAM (at least 2GB RAM for Vista or Windows 7)

  • Internet Explorer 7/8/9 (Windows 7 only), Firefox 3.x, 4 or Chrome 9,10

  • Sun Java 5 or higher



Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7


  • Intel processor

  • At least 512 MB of RAM

  • Safari 4/5, Firefox 3.x, 4 or Chrome 9,10

  • Apple Java 5 or higher



Current versions of the following free programs:


  • Adobe Reader

  • Real Player

  • QuickTime

  • Adobe Flash Player

  • An office suite capable of reading and creating Word documents



Other requirements

  • USB headset with a microphone (or separate headphones and microphone)

  • Webcam

  • Internet connection - Broadband is preferable. Ideally with minimum speeds of 2Mbps down and 3Mbps up.

  • A wired internet connection is preferable, so if you have wireless internet access, you may need to be able to connect your computer by cable to maintain a high-quality connection during tutorials.

  • Javascript must be enabled

  • Cookies must be enabled

  • Popup windows must be enabled.

 

Access to a good quality photographic equipment

Effective dental photography techniques will be taught on the face-to-face course. These techniques will be used throughout the programme for the clinical cases component.  

Essential recommendation:

  • Digital HD Camera 18 megapixels
  • Macro lens 100mm
  • Macro ring flash MF18

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £55 applies.

To apply for most of our postgraduate programmes at King's you will need to complete our postgraduate online application form. A minority of programmes have a different application procedure which will be outlined below. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.

King's does not normally accept paper copies of the postgraduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online postgraduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice. If you have already applied to King's through our online application form you can check the status of your application by logging into myApplication.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Completed applications (consisting of an online application form, both references, transcripts of previous qualifications and evidence of English Language score where required) will be considered on a "first come first served" basis according to the date of completion of the application. Early applications are strongly advised.

The initial decision will be to either confirm the offer of a place without an interview, invite you for an interview, hold your application for further consideration following the official closing date for applications, or to reject the application.

You should be expect to receive this initial decision within six weeks of the date of completion of the completed application, although this may be slightly longer at peak periods near to the closing date. Applicants who are offered a place will have to provide original documentary evidence of their previous qualifications, and pay a non-refundable deposit, before access to the online virtual learning environment will be given at the start of your course.

Personal statement and supporting information

You should describe how the degree will fit into your career plan and demonstrate a focused interest in the programme. You should also confirm that you have read and can comply with the computing specification required to commence the programme, which can be viewed in the entry requirements section, and provide details of your access to: adequate clinical facilities and an appropriate selection of patients; approved video equipment, as part of the monitoring process (advice on this will be given during the first face-to-face training block); an appropriate dental library.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 28 September 2018 for January 2019 entry. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

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Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: Part time tuition fees apply - see below
  • Full time overseas fees: Part time tuition fees apply - see below
  • Part time UK fees: £10,200 per year (2018/19)
  • Part time overseas fees: £10,200 per year (2018/19)

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

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 to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The deposit is £1000 - Home/EU and Overseas students (2018/19)

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.

Additional costs/expenses

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

  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for the face-to-face training blocks in London during years 1 and 2
  • Internet access
  • Computer equipment detailed above
  • 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
  • Blank cds/usb sticks for submitting clinical cases
  • Postage for mailing assignments/clinical work to London
  • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
  • Graduation costs

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

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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