This course will develop your clinical skills in restorative dentistry, enabling you to treat the variety of patients that visit your practice. We have designed the course to advance your skills, especially in complex multi-disciplinary dental problems such as tooth wear, complex aesthetics and occlusal problems.
Our course director, Professor Brian Millar, has helped many dental graduates, both nationally and internationally, to achieve their postgraduate goals, and develop their clinical skills in restorative dentistry, enabling treatment of a wider variety of patients and referring fewer patients externally.
Intensive face-to-face training blocks
Delivered primarily online, the course also provides blocks of intensive teaching and practical training in London or Dubai over the first three years. Our expert tutors will give you guidance on complex dental procedures at specialist teaching centres. When you apply for the course, you will be able to opt to attend either at LonDEC in London or at the 3M Innovation Center in Dubai. Places at both centres are subject to availability and early application is advised to secure your preference. These blocks are an invaluable way to consolidate learning and progress to the final year.
The face-to-face hands-on training for the London pathway takes place as follows:
- Year 1: 11 consecutive days at King's College London, Waterloo campus - LonDEC training centre.
- Year 2: Nine consecutive days at King's College London, Waterloo campus - LonDEC training centre.
- Year 3: Nine consecutive days at King's College London, Waterloo campus - LonDEC training centre.
The face-to-face hands-on training for the Dubai pathway takes place as follows:
- Year 1: 10 consecutive days at 3M Innovation Center, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Year 2: Nine consecutive days at 3M Innovation Center, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Year 3: Nine consecutive days at 3M Innovation Center, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The stated locations are set as long as the student follows a linear path without interruptions in study.
If a student defers a year of study, they would be unable to continue in Dubai for the face-to-face component. In this circumstance, a student could apply to attend the face-to face component in the UK (pending visa approval) or exit the course with an appropriate exit award.
Students are required to have access to adequate clinical facilities and to patients requiring treatment relevant to the subject area.
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 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 three years. Students are required to undertake and build a reflective log of clinical work in their own general practice.
Clinical support for FRP students is provided through:
- clinical case discussion for diagnosis and treatment planning
- comprehensive tutor feedback on clinical work completed in practice
- case discussion opportunities during the face to face teaching blocks
- tutor guided online seminars for case discussion and treatment planning.
Please note - While advice regarding patient treatment is given by our experienced clinical team, the clinical responsibility for patient treatment remains with the clinician providing the treatment.
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|
||400 - 500
||400 - 500
||400 - 500
||400 - 500
60% of each module will be assessed through exams and 40% through assignments, with the exception of the Clinical 1 and 2 modules which are assessed through portfolios of case work, and the Research module which will be assessed by a dissertation.
You can take your exams in London or, for overseas students, at centres in your country of residence.