Foundations of Restorative Dentistry

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

This module is designed for distance learning to enable students to develop clear understanding of theoretical and practical aspects relating to the detection, diagnosis and management of dental diseases including caries, periodontal and endodontic diseases and non-carious tooth tissue loss (NCTTL).

The module also provides the scientific evidence base for restorative treatment with regard to the fundamental principles of:

  • Fixed and removable prosthodontics
  • Minimally invasive dentistry
  • Aesthetics in dentistry
  • Restorative materials
  • Dental bleaching
  • Orthodontics
  • Treatment planning for restorative dentistry 

Students may also chose optional study units in:

  • Medicine in dentistry
  • Oral surgery

20 credits

Module Attendance Required
Distance learning. Two one-week residential courses.

Module Dates
Year 1: February - May


  1. Treatment planning exercise*:
    Case 2a (30%)
    *N.B. Treatment planning case 2 is based on a pre-prepared patient case and are so numbered to match the module number
  2. Bleaching exercise (40%)
    Option 1: Bleaching clinical case report exercise
    Option 2: Bleaching treatment planning exercise (For students working in countries where bleaching is not legal/within scope of practice)
  1. Removable partial denture design exercise (30%)

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Stand Alone Course
This module is not available as a stand alone course.