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Dental training and science


Innovations in treatments, diagnostics, materials and therapies enable the dental profession to make rapid advances in the prevention of oral disease, the improvement of oral health and the restoration of tooth function. From specialist clinical training to translational research, King’s offers high quality, high intensity programmes to take students to the forefront of their field.

As a global centre of excellence for dental education, research and oral healthcare, evidence-based teaching and learning, sophisticated clinical care and research methodology lie at the heart of all our postgraduate programmes.

Whether it's to become expert in your field, improve your clinical skills and knowledge, or pursue your research interests, King’s enables you to advance in a way that fits in with your other commitments with a wide portfolio of full-time, part-time and distance learning courses.

On-campus courses

Postgraduate dental training and science courses

Conscious Sedation for Dentistry PG Dip

Orthodontics MSc

Dental Public Health MSc

Paediatric Dentistry MSc

Endodontics PG Dip

Periodontology MClinDent

Endodontology MClinDent

Prosthodontics MClinDent

Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology MSc

Regenerative Dentistry MSc

NEW - Microbiome in Health & Disease MSc

Special Care Dentistry MSc

Operative Dentistry PG Dip

NEW - Tissue Engineering & Innovation Technology MRes


Distance learning courses

The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences has pioneered distance learning, providing an alternative to on-campus teaching for postgraduate students from many different countries including the UK. This is the perfect solution for dentists who wish to continue to work in practice whilst furthering their learning and qualifications. You can learn anywhere and choose where you are assessed.


Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry MSc

Endodontics MSc

Aesthetic Dentistry MSc

Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics MClinDent

Dental Cone Beam CT Radiological Interpretation PG Cert

Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation MSc



  • Ranked number 1 in Europe and number 2 globally for dentistry (QS World University Rankings 2018)

  • Access to vast and diverse patient populations of Guy’s, St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals

  • Pioneer of distance learning in dentistry, over 20 years, for students in over 50 countries

  • Distance learning programmes include intensive face-to-face clinical skills training blocks

  • Research quality rated 90% world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) (REF 2014)

  • 30+ research-active laboratories and areas offering research projects in Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology, Mucosal & Salivary Biology, Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics and Population & Patient Health

Careers – where could your course take you?

We offer some programmes that lead to specialist registration. These extended master’s programmes (MClinDent) and the clinical and non-clinical master’s programmes (MSc) give the postgraduate student special skills to develop their career in their chosen field in hospitals, practice and community services.

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