Questions & AnswersIn this section, you can find questions and answers to the most common queries related to the programme. In case you cannot find an answer to your question in this section, please contact us.
Where are the courses going to take place? Dubai, UAE.
Is this course going to be hands-on / practical? Yes. Majority of the course is practical hands on so you will get to work on phantom heads.
Am I going to practice on Phantom Heads? Yes. You will practice on Phantom Heads during the practicals.
How many cases do I need to present for the Certificate and Diploma courses? You need to present 5 for the Certificate course and 5 for the Diploma course.
Can I do the cases on my own patient in the clinic I work at? Yes, you will do these cases on your own patients. More information you can find on the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) website (bard.uk.com).
What are the Certificate and Diploma exams consisting of? Multiple choice questions and review of the cases.
What happens if I miss one module? Both the certificate and diploma courses will be annual repetitive events. For example, if you miss Module 2 of the Year 1 Certificate course, you will be able to do the same exact module in the next year and still obtain your Certificate.
How many groups are doing this programme already? In Dubai, there are three groups which are currently doing the course. The first group started on 15 September 2016 and will complete the programme in February 2018. The second group started on 21 September 2016 and will complete the programme in February 2018. The third group started on 05 October 2017 and will complete the programme in May 2019. Group 4 will be starting on 04 October 2018. Additionally, there are multiple dozens of groups that have completed this programme in the UK in the past 25 years.
Are there any other programmes offered in the Middle East? Yes. CAPP-Tipton Dental Academy and British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) also offer in Dubai, UAE Clinical Endodontics Diploma and Clinical Implant Diploma programmes.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
What are the requirement for signing up for the Certificate course? You need to be a General Practitioner (GP) Dentist or any other type of dentist in order to be eligible for the Certificate course.
What is the deadline for the registration? There are only limited seats available so whenever the courses are full, registration will be closed.
Can I sign up only for the Certificate course? Yes. You will then obtain Certificate in Restorative Dentistry (PG Cert Rest Dent) from the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD).
Is payment in installments available? Yes it is. You can pay Year 1 in 4 different installments and Year 2 in 4 different installments. Payments must be made prior to each Module. For more information go to the registration section of the website.
What is included in the price? Lectures, hands on training, all training materials, lunch, coffee breaks, certificates after each module and others. No hidden costs.
ACCREDITATION AND CME
Is this programme accredited? Yes it is. By Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and HAAD (Health Authority Abu Dhabi) with regards to CME points.
How many CME credits would I obtain if I follow the courses? There are 3 and 4 day modules. Each day gives you est. 7 CME, meaning if you attend a 3 day Module you will receive est. 21 CME and if you attend a 4 day Module you will receive est. 28 CME. If you attend a full year, you will attain est. 105 CME. If you attend the two years, you will attain est. 210 CME.
BRITISH ACADEMY OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
What is British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD)?
The mission of the Academy is to promote the improvement of the people oral health and in particular the quality of occlusion based restorative dentistry performed by promoting educational opportunities and structured learning pathways, and to advance the art and science of Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.
What is the core purpose of The British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD)? The British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) is an organisation whose core purpose is the education of dental clinicians, aiding in the improvement of Oral Health by offering them a flexible learning pathway. These pathways can lead to MRD via PG certificate, Diploma, MSc and MClinDent and MSc (Master of Science) in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry. Members are encouraged and given the opportunity to improve their skills in all aspects of dentistry from the very basic principles to advanced treatments and concepts. Our members are not limited to just dentists, dental technicians are also part of the BARD Family.
AFTER THE DIPLOMA
I would like to receive a fellowship from British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.