King's College London

Course Introduction

The two'year, part'time, postgraduate diploma in Endodontics aims to enhance the endodontic skills of newly qualified dentists and experienced practitioners. It will develop their technical, diagnostic and treatment planning skills necessary to practice modern clinical endodontics. This will be facilitated by hands'on patient treatment sessions under close supervision and laboratory sessions. Seminars will serve to increase the knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of endodontics and to enable them to use evidence'based dentistry in clinical endodontics.

This two'year, part'time, postgraduate diploma in Endodontics comprises four modules in total as follows:

• Module 1: Applied Science of Endodontics (Part 1)

• Module 2: Clinical & Practical Skills of Endodontics (Part 1)

• Module 3: Applied Science of Endodontics (Part 2)

• Module 4: Clinical & Practical Skills of Endodontics (Part 2)

Modules 1 and 2 are taken in Year 1 and modules 3 and 4 are taken in Year 2.

In Year 1 (module 1 and 2) you will attend in total for 22 contact days (09:00 – 19:30) with additional examination day/s. Learning will combine seminars/tutorials, hands'on sessions (laboratory work), new patient clinics, and cases from practice.

In Year 2 (modules 3 and 4) you will attend in total for 26 contact days (09.00 – 18.00) with additional examination day/s. Learning will combine seminars/tutorials, patient treatment sessions, new patient clinics and cases from

practice.

It will be necessary to be working in a dental practice to facilitate you carrying out root canal treatment to present in your reflective log of work and case reports.

The course is led by Rachel Tomson, Course Director and Consultant in Endodontics. It is taught by leading experts in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

Key benefits

Created in collaboration with the Department of Restorative Dentistry at King’s College Hospital

A unique and comprehensive blend of practical training, clinical practice, seminars and independent study

Enhance endodontic skills whilst working in general dental practice

Develop technical, diagnostic and treatment planning skills to practice modern clinical endodontics effectively and efficiently

Treat endodontic patients in the hospital under direct supervision from experts and specialists in Endodontics

Start Date:

01/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Distance Learning
MSc
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Qualifications required:

  • Qualification and employment status
  • A dental qualification acceptable to the College.
  • Employment as a dentist in a dental practice, dental school, hospital, or community dental services environment.
  • Access to facilities and equipment
  • Adequate clinical facilities and access to patients requiring treatment relevant to your subject area.
  • Approved video equipment, as part of the monitoring process (advice on this will be given in the first intensive face-to-face teaching block).