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Advanced Restorative Dental Practice

30 months
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Take your Advanced Restorative Dental Practice to the next level with the Advanced Restorative Dental Practice programme of the University of Aberdeen. Through on-line learning, practice-based assessments and residential based study, you will develop your skills through progressive, evidence-based techniques and knowledge and be able to apply those skills to the benefit of your practice.


At a Glance

The Advanced Restorative Dental Practice programme of the University of Aberdeen is for the busy dental practitioner who has an interest in high quality, evidence-based restorative treatment. You’ll be taught by dental professionals who have amassed many years of experience not only in teaching but also in applying their knowledge to their own patient care. The variety of teaching brings you up to date with GDC requirements, enhances your record-keeping skills, communication skills and team-working ability. Our programme covers disciplines that will enhance your practice.

  • Our treatment phases teach you not only the theory but will give you an opportunity to practice those skills in a simulated environment and to then showcase your skills in structured case-based presentations.
  • Each of the restorative disciplines will be covered at a greater depth by teachers such as Professor Richard Ibbetson and consultants including Graeme Lillywhite who will ensure your knowledge and techniques are modern evidence-based dentistry.
  • Later in the programme you will learn to apply these skills and look at when and how to apply adjunct therapies such as bleaching and general practitioner applied orthodontics with an introduction to facial aesthetics.
  • You will also have the opportunity to cover GDC-based requirements such as keeping your Basic Life Support skills honed and completing your core of knowledge training for the next five years.
  • You will receive some business insight from world-class teachers such as Chris Barrow and Ashley Latter who will help you to understand how to enhance your practice and uptake of treatments.
  • For your dissertation, you will choose a topic you are keen to learn more about or holds a particular interest for you and develop a deeper appreciation and knowledge in your chosen area.


Accreditation is being sought for those who are successful and have 10 years of experience post qualification as a dentist for MFDS with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Upon successful election and joining the college, graduates will be entitled to the additional post-nominals of MFDS RCPS(Glasg).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Getting Better at General Practice
  • Expanding Prosthodontic Skills for the Advanced General Practitioner
  • The Perio-Endo Complex unravelled
  • Research Methods, Audit and Governance
  • Expanding Restorative Dentistry
  • The Business of Advanced General Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BDS or equivalent dental degree.
  • Qualified for at least 2 years.
  • Application via CV and personal statement (500 words) and reference from current or most recent employer stating suitability and support for course. (If self-employed the reference is not necessary).
  • Evidence of registration with the General Dental Council is also required for UK applicants.
  • You will need access to a clinical camera to take photographs of cases throughout the course and, of course, adequate clinical facilities and access to patients requiring treatment relevant to the subject area.
  • You will need internet access and a computer to complete your qualification. If you have purchased a new computer since 2012 it should meet the qualification computing requirements.
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
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