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.
Please note - 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 programme. 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.
In March 2017, Dr Subir Banerji and Dr Shamir Mehta released a book titled Practical Procedures in Aesthetic Dentistry. This book presents a comprehensive collection of videos demonstrating clinical techniques in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, and is accompanied by a handbook summarising the key points of each procedure. The book also includes:
- Interactive website hosting over nine hours of video
- Accompanying illustrated handbook summarising key points
- Expert teaching across a comprehensive range of aesthetic and restorative procedures
- International team of contributors with clinical and academic expertise
Further information is available on the publishers website here.
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.
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 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|
|Face-to-face training and|
|| 15 to 20
||400 to 500
|| 15 to 20
||400 to 500
|| 10 to 15
||400 to 500
Please note - 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.