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Introduction to Restorative Dentistry

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

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)

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This module is not available as a stand alone course.

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