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.

Description

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.

Course purpose

The programme aims to provide newly qualified dentists and experienced practitioners with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of endodontics. They will acquire the skills to critically evaluate relevant literature and apply evidence-based dentistry in the practice of endodontics. The clinical sessions will enable participants to translate the knowledge and understanding of theoretical endodontics into clinical practice in pursuit of improving and enhancing their clinical practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £9,050 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £9,050 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £9,050 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: BDS or equivalent and registration with the UK General Dental Council (GDC). Currently working in general dental practice in the UK.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92