AESTHETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY COURSES

Study for your Diploma in
Aesthetic & Restorative
Dentistry (PG Dip.)

Study for your Diploma in Aesthetic & Restorative
Dentistry (PG Dip.)

A 12-month course to equip GDPs with the essential clinical skills they need to offer confident patient treatment and superior dental care.

The aesthetic and restorative course for the modern dentist.

Created to support you as you level up your career, this course offers the following:

Next course starts on 31st May 2024

Course starts 31st May 2024

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Course overview

The Diploma in Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry offers a comprehensive curriculum and flexible online learning tools to enhance your core skills and excel in complex restorative cases.

Our flexible online learning platform, complete with a practical training kit and the LDi app, means you gain practical experience and theoretical knowledge, while fitting your studies around your busy schedule.

How will the Aesthetic and Restorative PG Dip. benefit practising clinicians?

Your ticket to offering advanced restorations & treatment options

Our course is specifically designed to offer continuing education in restorative and aesthetic dentistry, empowering you to deliver a wide array of treatment options to your patients backed by the latest dental literature.

Upon completion of this programme, you’ll be empowered to offer a broader range of the latest aesthetic restorative treatments, increasing your earning potential and delivering better outcomes to your patients.

Dr. George Cheetham smiles as he is photographed on an LDi background.

The course is designed to teach the most important techniques in contemporary clinical dentistry, and I am excited to share my knowledge and experience with dentists across the world as part of this community.”

“The course is designed to teach the most important techniques in contemporary clinical dentistry, and I am excited to share my knowledge and experience with dentists across the world as part of this community.”

DR. GEORGE CHEETHAM, LDi TUTOR

Module overview

The Diploma in Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry comprises six online learning units, each containing several teaching modules. The course is delivered by an international faculty of over 30 expert lecturers, ensuring a comprehensive and high-quality learning experience.

Unit 1 / The foundations of restorative dentistry

In this introductory unit, students will gain a solid understanding of the essential foundation for aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

The course covers craniofacial anatomy, providing insights into the oral region’s structure, plus the concepts of biomimetic dentistry and the significance of mimicking natural tooth structures. Additionally, clinical research skills will be emphasised, laying the groundwork for evidence-based practices.

Unit 2 / Principles of assessment and diagnosis

Unit 2 delves into the principles of assessment and diagnosis, which are crucial for a patient-centred approach.

Modules in this unit focus on clinical photography for documentation and communication purposes, smile design for achieving aesthetic treatment outcomes, and comprehensive treatment planning for managing complex cases. These modules equip students with a systematic approach to patient assessment and treatment planning.

Unit 3 / Fundamental clinical skills

This unit further develops students’ fundamental clinical skills in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. 

 

Key topics include understanding occlusion, mastering shade analysis, and learning practical bonding and isolation techniques. Students will also gain a comprehensive understanding of contemporary dental materials and teeth whitening techniques, providing a solid foundation of practical skills necessary for successful clinical practice.

Unit 4 / Aesthetic dental restorations

Unit 4 provides direct and indirect restorations for both anterior and posterior teeth. 

 

Students will enhance their skills in tooth preparation and provisional restorations, learning protocols for restoration delivery and adhesion, and ensuring long-term treatment success. This unit covers both conventional restorations and adhesive restorative techniques, utilising a wide range of dental materials to perform a diverse set of restorative procedures for optimal aesthetics and function.

Unit 5 / Complex and multidisciplinary treatment

Unit 5 tackles complex and multidisciplinary treatment scenarios in aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Topics covered include tooth surface loss, periodontology, restoration of endodontically treated teeth, and the orthodontic restorative interface. Students will develop competencies to handle intricate cases involving multiple dental disciplines.

Unit 6 / Advanced Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry

The final learning unit covers advanced aspects of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. This includes techniques for aesthetic removable prostheses, implant restoration, and digital dentistry.

Meet our faculty

We are proud that our faculty is made up of a team of world-leading educators and experts in the Restorative field. Our tutors and lecturers share their invaluable expertise and clinical insights to support dentists worldwide aiming to deliver the highest standards of treatments for their patients.

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Experience the VLE

The Aesthetic and Restorative course is taught remotely in our ground-breaking Virtual Learning Environment.

Our VLE offers a dynamic community space for interaction, round-the-clock access to modules, and an extensive portal for case discussions, making it your gateway to flexible online learning.

TESTIMONIALS

Hear from our alumni

Dr. Amardip Kalsi smiles as he gives his testimonial. He wears a suit and tie.

The course is designed is to be as engaging and accessible as possible”

DR AMARDIP KALSI, LDi TUTOR

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Become part of our global
dental community

Take your dentistry career to new heights. Enrol with the London Dental Institute now and gain access to a world-class UK Diploma (PG Dip.) in Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry.

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Download the app

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Study on the go and build relationships with dental professionals from around the world. Free to download, our mobile app means you can take the LDi anywhere.

Our programme partners

The London Dental Institute is happy to invite select partners to the programme, who work collaboratively to ensure our students enjoy a world-class dental education.

Dr. David Alleman, a tutor on the Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry Course at the London Dental Institute, smiles as he gives a quote.

If you continue to have a passion for learning, then every year will have more satisfaction in your profession. That’s priceless.”

“If you continue to have a passion for learning, then every year will have more satisfaction in your profession. That’s priceless.”

DR. DAVID ALLEMAN, LDi TUTOR

Is the Aesthetic and Restorative Diploma for me?

Designed for practising dentists ready to take the next step in their professional development, this course is for you if you are ready to:

Course fee

£9,995

+VAT for UK applicants

At just £9,995, payable in instalments, the course is a cost-effective investment in professional development.

An initial payment of £575 secures your place on the course and covers the first module’s tuition. The remaining course fee can be spread across 12 monthly instalments of £785.

Alternatively, pay in full and benefit from a 5% discount, making the course fee just £9,495.25.

VAT applies to course fees for UK applicants.

Diploma entrance requirements

To enrol in the Diploma in Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Assessment

Throughout the course, students will undergo assessment through three multiple-choice exams to evaluate their knowledge of the theoretical concepts covered in the course.

Qualification

Upon successful completion, every student is awarded a Level 7 Diploma, a prestigious UK-accredited qualification that demonstrates your expertise in aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

The comprehensive syllabus is designed to fulfil the needs of modern clinical practice, and aims to empower you with the knowledge and clinical expertise you need to confidently provide the highest standards of advanced dental care for your patients.

In-person training

For those that wish to join us in-person to learn directly from our world-leading faculty, we are proud to present a range of live events, including week long conferences, 1-3 day intensive workshops and more.

These sessions are designed to provide invaluable face-to-face experiences, further hand on training and community networking and social events but are not a requirement to complete the Diploma programme.

Our reviews

See what our students have to say about studying with the London Dental Institute.

  • I enrolled in the Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics March last year and am close to completion. Though mostly online, there is a practical kit sent, so that those who are unfamiliar and have a good idea and be equipped to start. Thoroughly enjoyed this course, with experts in the field collaborating to provide world class education. Plenty of opportunity to discuss your cases and apply the knowledge into real world practice.

    Yeephang Wong Avatar Yeephang Wong
    February 12, 2024

    Dear friends i attended ORTHODONTICS AND MAXILLO FACIAL ORTHOPAEDİC program for one year online.I am very glad from the education i had. Doctors and edicational videos were wonderful. Also you can share your cases and take advices.The only negative thing after 2 years u have to pay monthly for the access to videos

    World of Melike Avatar World of Melike
    February 12, 2024
  • It is a wonderful program. It is a very valuable organization that has been thought trough in detail and worked with professionals. It has been very beneficial to me and my patients professionally. I recommend it to those who have the opportunity.

    Dt.Fehmi Bora Şariç Avatar Dt.Fehmi Bora Şariç
    February 12, 2024

    I have made a lot of good decisions in my life but enrolling with LDI was the best decision I have ever made.

    Hileni Bokkie Avatar Hileni Bokkie
    February 12, 2024
  • I am thrilled to share my review of the Diploma in Orthodontics and Orthopedics, a program that has profoundly reshaped my career trajectory. Prior to enrolling, my practice primarily focused on short-term orthodontics for adults. However, since completing the course, I have expanded my scope to include a diverse range of patients, spanning conventional orthodontic treatments for both adults and children. I have particularly relished the orthopedic segment of the course, integrating these principles into practice by treating a broad spectrum of patients with functional appliances. Embracing high-quality orthodontics alongside orthopedic jaw development has enabled me to minimize the necessity for extraction orthodontics, a transformation I find immensely rewarding. The online case-based discussions have been exceptional, providing invaluable confidence as I embarked on my initial cases. The personalized 1:1 clinical advice has been instrumental in honing my skills. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the London Dental Institute for orchestrating this pivotal shift in my dental career, steering it towards a more fulfilling and impactful direction.

    May Bassett Avatar May Bassett
    February 12, 2024

    My time as a student of the London Dental institute was amazing. It was intense, however, thanks to the concepts I have learnt in the school, my confidence in delivering Orthodontic treatment to my patients has greatly increased. Our lecturers were well detailed in expounding the concepts.

    Oliver Dieke Avatar Oliver Dieke
    February 12, 2024
  • I enrolled in the Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics March last year and am close to completion. Though mostly online, there is a practical kit sent, so that those who are unfamiliar and have a good idea and be equipped to start. Thoroughly enjoyed this course, with experts in the field collaborating to provide world class education. Plenty of opportunity to discuss your cases and apply the knowledge into real world practice.

    Yeephang Wong Avatar Yeephang Wong
    February 12, 2024
  • I've been learning a lot! The admin team is also very responsive and do their beat to help make sure that all your needs have been addressed, I once needed assistance with my payments and they were very helpful ( Shout out to Sophie and her team) I'm more a visual person, i prefer videos or lectures and I was so glad to find plenty of videos which come with course outline. Some videos can be a little long though so you may want to adjust the speed if you prefer it. Otherwise no regrets here!

    Tendai Grace Mayimbo Avatar Tendai Grace Mayimbo
    February 12, 2024
  • Dear friends i attended ORTHODONTICS AND MAXILLO FACIAL ORTHOPAEDİC program for one year online.I am very glad from the education i had. Doctors and edicational videos were wonderful. Also you can share your cases and take advices.The only negative thing after 2 years u have to pay monthly for the access to videos

    World of Melike Avatar World of Melike
    February 12, 2024
  • It is a wonderful program. It is a very valuable organization that has been thought trough in detail and worked with professionals. It has been very beneficial to me and my patients professionally. I recommend it to those who have the opportunity.

    Dt.Fehmi Bora Şariç Avatar Dt.Fehmi Bora Şariç
    February 12, 2024
  • I am thrilled to share my review of the Diploma in Orthodontics and Orthopedics, a program that has profoundly reshaped my career trajectory. Prior to enrolling, my practice primarily focused on short-term orthodontics for adults. However, since completing the course, I have expanded my scope to include a diverse range of patients, spanning conventional orthodontic treatments for both adults and children. I have particularly relished the orthopedic segment of the course, integrating these principles into practice by treating a broad spectrum of patients with functional appliances. Embracing high-quality orthodontics alongside orthopedic jaw development has enabled me to minimize the necessity for extraction orthodontics, a transformation I find immensely rewarding. The online case-based discussions have been exceptional, providing invaluable confidence as I embarked on my initial cases. The personalized 1:1 clinical advice has been instrumental in honing my skills. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the London Dental Institute for orchestrating this pivotal shift in my dental career, steering it towards a more fulfilling and impactful direction.

    May Bassett Avatar May Bassett
    February 12, 2024

FAQs

How is the course delivered?

The course is 100% online. Students access our bespoke and interactive e-learning platform with online lectures, webinars, and practical techniques. As well as this, the course is supplemented by our remote sessions – Live Study Clubs. In these sessions, students can ask questions, interact with their tutor, and gain a live understanding of challenging topics. Although these are held live, students can access recordings of them to catch up or review via their profile on the VLE.

What qualification will I be awarded?

Upon completion, students receive the LDi Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry (PG Dip.), accredited as Level 7 by EduQual Level 7, a globally recognised UK qualifications regulator.

How much is PG Dentistry in the UK?

The cost of postgraduate dentistry (PG Dentistry) in the UK can vary depending on the cost of a specific university or institution offering the programme and the type of course you choose. At LDi, every course costs £9,995, which can also be paid in monthly instalments, making it a financially viable option.

How can taking a course in aesthetic and restorative dentistry benefit clinical practice?

Taking a course in aesthetic and restorative dentistry can significantly enhance clinical practice by providing dental professionals with advanced knowledge, skills, and techniques to offer high-quality aesthetic and restorative treatments to their patients.

What factors are considered during complex treatment planning?

During treatment planning, various factors are considered, including the patient’s oral health history, existing dental conditions, medical history, aesthetic concerns, financial considerations, and other relevant patient-specific factors.

How long does it take to become a restorative dentist?

The timeline to become a restorative dentist can vary based on individual circumstances, the level of expertise you aim to achieve, and the type of training programme you select. When you choose to study Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry, the entire diploma takes 12 months, and you can begin accepting patients as soon as you begin the course.

What are the English language requirements for postgraduate students?

Applicants should have proficiency equivalent to IELTS Level 7 or equivalent.

Will I be treating live patients?

Students are encouraged to treat patients in their clinic/office during the course. Mentoring and preparation for clinical cases will be provided by course tutors online through the case support feature of the VLE.

Can I study dentistry in the UK as an international student?

Yes, you can, but with the LDi, you can also study postgraduate dentistry courses online without needing to travel to the UK. Although we hold in-person sessions in London, participation is optional and not a requirement for the Diploma course. Additional fees apply for this conference.

What is the main difference between a Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry and an MSc in Restorative Dentistry?

The main difference between the two lies in academic achievement and depth of study. A Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry is a postgraduate qualification that focuses on specific skills and techniques in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. On the other hand, an MSc in Restorative Dentistry is a more comprehensive programme that involves in-depth research, advanced clinical training, and a broader understanding of the subject.

An MSc in Restorative Dentistry would need to be undertaken as an in-person course and comes with additional costs and logistical challenges.

FAQs

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How is the course delivered?

The course is 100% online. Students access our bespoke and interactive e-learning platform with online lectures, webinars, and practical techniques. As well as this, the course is supplemented by our remote sessions – Live Study Clubs. In these sessions, students can ask questions, interact with their tutor, and gain a live understanding of challenging topics. Although these are held live, students can access recordings of them to catch up or review via their profile on the VLE.

What qualification will I be awarded?

Upon completion, students receive the LDi Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry (PG Dip.), accredited as Level 7 by EduQual Level 7, a globally recognised UK qualifications regulator.

How much is PG Dentistry in the UK?

The cost of postgraduate dentistry (PG Dentistry) in the UK can vary depending on the cost of a specific university or institution offering the programme and the type of course you choose. At LDi, every course costs £9,995, which can also be paid in monthly instalments, making it a financially viable option.

How can taking a course in aesthetic and restorative dentistry benefit clinical practice?

Taking a course in aesthetic and restorative dentistry can significantly enhance clinical practice by providing dental professionals with advanced knowledge, skills, and techniques to offer high-quality aesthetic and restorative treatments to their patients.

What factors are considered during complex treatment planning?

During treatment planning, various factors are considered, including the patient’s oral health history, existing dental conditions, medical history, aesthetic concerns, financial considerations, and other relevant patient-specific factors.

How long does it take to become a restorative dentist?

The timeline to become a restorative dentist can vary based on individual circumstances, the level of expertise you aim to achieve, and the type of training programme you select. When you choose to study Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry, the entire diploma takes 12 months, and you can begin accepting patients as soon as you begin the course.

What are the English Language requirements for postgraduate students?

Applicants should have proficiency equivalent to IELTS Level 7 or equivalent.

Will I be treating live patients?

Students are encouraged to treat patients in their clinic/office during the course. Mentoring and preparation for clinical cases will be provided by course tutors online through the case support feature of the VLE.

Can I study dentistry in the UK as an international student?

Yes, you can, but with the LDi, you can also study postgraduate dentistry courses online without needing to travel to the UK. Although we hold in-person sessions in London, participation is optional and not a requirement for the Diploma course. Additional fees apply for this conference.

What is the main difference between a Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry and an MSc in Restorative Dentistry?

The main difference between the two lies in academic achievement and depth of study. A Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry is a postgraduate qualification that focuses on specific skills and techniques in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. On the other hand, an MSc in Restorative Dentistry is a more comprehensive programme that involves in-depth research, advanced clinical training, and a broader understanding of the subject.

An MSc in Restorative Dentistry would need to be undertaken as an in-person course and comes with additional costs and logistical challenges.

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