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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Denmark Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    APR-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The postgraduate diploma in Operative Dentistry is designed to enhance the operative skills of newly-qualified dentists, as well as experienced practitioners wishing to upskill, whilst they continue to work in general dental practice. Course participants will develop the technical, diagnostic and treatment planning skills necessary to practice modern clinical operative dentistry effectively and efficiently.

Topics covered include restorative treatment planning, anterior and posterior restorations, a variety of different crown preparation techniques, resin bonded bridges, occlusion, management of tooth surface loss, clinical photography, dento-legal issues, endodontics and restoration of the non-vital tooth, implant maintenance, bleaching, removable prosthodontics provision and a variety of other operative dentistry related topics.

Description:

The course combines seminars, hands-on training and direct clinical contact with patients, alongside self-guided learning. Course participants will study the applied science of operative dentistry and acquire clinical and
practical skills in operative dentistry. This training will be delivered at the Denmark Hill Campus where you will attend between 22 and 26 days per year.

It is specifically designed for dentists already working in dental practice using patients from both their practice and the hospital to develop a reflective log of treatment which will form a major part of the course assessment.

The course will be led by Aws Alani, and alongside well-known visiting teachers, the following practitioners or specialists will also contribute to the course: Sonia Alam, Ravi Chauhan, Kanaan Elias, Rowland Gardener, Irene Kaimakamis, Martin Kelleher, Arwa Khaburi, Mark Packer, Mahul Patel, Tony Perkins, Tif Qureshi, Lakshmi Rasaratnum, AJ Ray-Chaudhuri, Lloyd Searson and Soureya Seetal.

The course offers a breadth of expertise, covering topics such as restorative treatment planning, anterior and posterior restorations, a variety of different crown preparation techniques, resin-bonded bridges, occlusion, management of tooth surface loss, clinical photography, dento-legal issues, endodontics and restoration of the non-vital tooth, implant maintenance, bleaching, removable prosthodontics provision and a variety of other operative dentistry-related topics.

You will acquire the skills to critically evaluate relevant literature and to apply evidence-based practice to operative dentistry. The clinical sessions will enable you to transfer your knowledge, understanding, intellectual and practical skills to improve and enhance your practice.

Course purpose

The programme aims to provide newly qualified dentists and experienced practitioners with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of operative dentistry. They will acquire the skills to critically evaluate relevant literature and apply evidence-based practice to operative dentistry. The clinical sessions will enable participants to translate their knowledge, understanding, intellectual and practical skills to improve and enhance their operative dentistry.

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University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 16 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    179 79%

    5th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.36 67%

    16th

    3

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