The UCL Eastman Dental Institute introduces its MSc in restorative dental practice, designed to provide flexible access to theoretical and hands-on training.
The UCL Eastman Dental Institute’s prestigious three-year part-time master’s (MSc) in restorative dental practice is designed to help students gain confidence while enhancing and underpinning their skill set in all aspects of restorative dentistry. Their next intake is January 2024 so students can begin their studies right away.
This master’s programme is delivered in three flexible stages – postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and then MSc award level. Each is available as an exit award.
The course begins by addressing common knowledge gaps in restorative dentistry. From here students will develop their clinical skills and expertise systematically as they progress.
Throughout the course, students receive support in clinical case mentoring from experienced practitioners, in addition to problem-based learning. The Eastman provides an open and supportive learning environment. Students develop alongside peers who are at similar stages of their careers.
Year one: postgraduate certificate
Students are actively supported and nurtured into the learning environment through bespoke small teaching groups with a high staff-to-student ratio. Students will receive personalised feedback in a relaxed learning environment which facilitates the development of advancing skills in restorative dentistry.
Year two: postgraduate diploma
During this year students will build on the skills acquired during the certificate stage, focusing on more complex procedures in order to be able to provide high quality comprehensive restorative treatment to patients.
Students are led through this phase of learning being closely supported, reinforcing their confidence and developing their competence. They will keep a clinical logbook of cases and apply the skills they’ve learnt in their clinical practice, allowing tutors to oversee and deliver bespoke feedback on the learning process.
Year three: MSc
During this stage students will complete a research project leading to a dissertation. On completion, students will achieve the full master’s qualification in restorative dental practice.
The Eastman’s state-of-the-art facilities include two dedicated laboratories for the production of patient devices.
There are five clinical skills laboratories containing 90 stations equipped with dental manikins allowing trainees to practically and safely refine skills and work in conditions that mimic real-life practice.
Two suites are also equipped with dental microscopes to aid identification of anatomical imperfections and the quick detection of enamel and dentine fractures.