- Programme structure allows you to maintain your dental practice and home life while at the same time studying for your Masters degree.
- Delivered by team of expert academics and clinicians at the King's College Dental Institute – a renowned centre of international excellence for teaching and research – many of whom are world-leaders in their field; other experts also contribute to the programme.
- King's has pioneered distance learning in dentistry, providing 10 years of postgraduate teaching for students from many different countries around the world and is a leading partner in the IVIDENT (International Virtual Dental School) Initiative.
In years one to three students come to London or India once a year for nine days for the residential intensive hands-on course. In year one you receive phantom head training and will be then be provided with a bur kit and dentoform, at no charge, to continue working on specified preparations while in your practice. Individual dentoform teeth are returned to Kings for written and videoclip feedback to provide DL phantom head training.
Year One Modules: Introduction to Prosthodontics; Treatment Planning and Preparation of the Mouth; Complete Dentures. Also includes: tooth preparation, occlusion, periodontology, rotary and non-rotary orthograde endodontics.
Year Two Modules: Fixed Prosthodontics; Aetiology and Management of Tooth Wear; Biomaterials Science. Also includes: TMD treatments, occlusal splints, aesthetic dentistry and smile design covering European and North American concepts, adhesive dentistry, Implants, ethics and laser dentistry.
Year Three Modules: Advanced Prosthodontics; Prosthodontic Care for Medically/Clinically Compromised Patients and Elderly People; Statistics and Epidemiology. Also includes implants, occlucal splint therapies and surgical endodontics in hands-on courses.
Year Four: You will complete the Clinical module and carry out an approved project relating to a topic within the broad field of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) and write a report of approximately 10,000 words. For this you will have a personal tutor to provide advice and assistance.
Programme format and assessment
In the first three years modules are assessed by a formal written examination (60 per cent of year mark) held once a year normally in October either in London or, for overseas students, at centres in the student’s country of residence. Assignments also count towards the final assessment. Up to eight assignments for each module can be submitted online and will be marked and written feedback provided, with the top four marks to be taken into account for your continual assessment (40 per cent of year mark). Year four will be assessed on the basis of the report and clinical work with log book.
Modular over four years, January to October. Nine day intensive hands-on courses in London or India in each of years one to three.