Introduction to Restorative Dentistry

This module has been designed specifically for distance learning and will help students develop advanced skills in knowledge acquisition, I.T, clinical photography and communication. Students will:

  • Develop advanced skills in critically appraising peer reviewed dental literature providing them with a sound foundation for evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Develop advanced skills in patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning to form a solid foundation for predictable, high quality restorative care. 
  • Students will carry out a programme of structured practical exercises relating to dental, periodontal and endodontic anatomy to inform restorative procedures (simulation & clinical) in subsequent modules.

Some content will also be delivered at two face-to-face residential courses and will provide teaching and/or practical simulation experience in the following subject areas:

  • Treatment planning
  • Clinical photography
  • Direst restorative techniques
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Occlusion

20 credits

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

Module Dates
Year 1: October-January


  1. Clinical photography exercise 20%
    Presentation of clinical and radiographic images 
  2. S.W.O.T analysis 20%
    Reflective presentation on current/baseline clinical practice (PowerPoint presentation - Residential course. module 2 Unit 5)
  3. Patient information document 20%
    Design and development of a practice newsletter   
  4. Critical appraisal of a peer reviewed paper 20%
  5. Practical dental anatomy exercises 20%
    Practical dental anatomy essay
    Drawing exercises (Posterior teeth/Anterior teeth / Endodontics / Occlusion /Periodontal anatomy)
    Wax carvings (Using models of 8 posterior teeth)

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

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