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Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry (PGDip)

Learn academic theory and undertake practical training in aesthetic concepts by world-class mentors on our course.

Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Our Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry PGDip is the first online postgraduate degree in the subject to be launched in the UK.

We have collaborated with the company Healthcare Learning to enable dentists to learn more about aesthetic and restorative techniques to add to their own clinical practice.

You will cover areas such as:

  • patient communication and treatment presentation;
  • current techniques, materials and clinical advances in anterior aesthetics;
  • current techniques, materials and clinical advances in posterior aesthetics;
  • treatment planning of the complex aesthetic case;
  • restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

You will also gain practical experience of the following through the mandatory hands-on component of the course, which is completed during residentials in both years:

  • aesthetic recontouring
  • clinical photography
  • sliced veneers and ¾ crowns
  • restorative gingival techniques.

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More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online contact form.

Degree awarded
PGDip 20 months PT (+5 months for MSc option)
Entry requirements

You will be required to provide evidence of your primary dental qualification from a recognised institution.

You are also required to have at least two years' experience in general professional practice.

You must complete the University of Manchester's online application form  and provide us with all your supporting documents as listed on the website. Supporting documents can be uploaded when you complete the application form or emailed to us at . Please include your University of Manchester ID number in all correspondence.

There is no application fee.

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+44 (0)161 275 5220
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Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

This course is the first blended learning postgraduate degree in the subject to be launched in the UK. We have collaborated with Healthcare Learning Ltd., the UK's pre-eminent healthcare education provider with the aim to develop dentists' skills in the area of restorative and aesthetic dentistry.


Home students: £20,000 plus £3,000 for the dissertation.

Overseas students: £23,000 plus £3,000 for the dissertation.