In 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?
Is this course going to be hands-on / practical?
Yes. The majority of the course is practical hands-on training (50%) therefore a participant will get to work on phantom heads, sheep heads, 3D printed teeth etc
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.
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 Certificate course, you will be able to do the same exact module in the next year and still obtain your Certificate
Is this a commercial sponsored course?
This is a non-commercial and non-sponsored educational course. The speakers are not sponsored or have any commercial interests with any company. The course delivers only high quality and evidence-based education. Participants will be exposed to dozens of different products and equipment from various dental companies throughout the course.
Are there any other programmes offered in the Middle East?
Yes. More information you can find here: https://cappmea.com/page/diplomas
Registration & Payment
What are the requirements for signing up for the Certificate course?
You need to be a General Practitioner (GP) Dentist, any other type of dentist or a dental student / intern 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 a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry (PG Cert Rest Dent) from the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD).
Is payment in instalments available?
Yes, it is. You can pay for the Certificate in 4 instalments and the Diploma in 3 instalments. 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, access to the online library and others. No hidden costs.
What is the Money Back Guarantee?
If due to any circumstances a course is postponed, or you have a travel restriction/quarantine period, you are entitled to a 100% refund. There are very limited seats available due to new social distancing standards.
Can I get a discount?
Yes. Group registration of 2 and more participants beneﬁt from a discount. Please contact us for more details.
Accreditation and CME
Is this programme accredited?
Yes, it is by Dubai Health Authority (DHA), DOH-Abu Dhabi (former HAAD) and American Dental Association (ADA C.E.R.P.) 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 7 CME, meaning if you attend a 3 day Module you will receive 21 CME and if you attend a 4 day Module you will receive 28 CME. If you attend the Certificate you will attain 105 CME. If you attend the Diploma you will attain 84 CME. If you attend the full programme (Certificate & Diploma), you will attain 189 CME.
British Academy of British Dentistry (BARD) and Tipton Training UK
What is the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD)?
The mission of the Academy is to promote the improvement of 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.
BARD fulfils this mission by creating a network of like-minded dental professionals, promoting and supporting Certification, Diploma and Fellowship pathways, providing accurate information for both patients and dental professionals and creating a structured learning pathway in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry.
Excellence Through Education. The British Academy of Restorative Dentistry’s fundamental principle is to promote education. The BARD is the only organization of its kind to offer a complete training pathway from membership through Certification, Diploma and Fellowship. It normally takes two to three years to complete all the requirements, but the rewards are well worth the effort. All members are encouraged to pursue Certification, Diploma and Fellowship. All Restorative Dental Professionals can join the Academy. When you join the BARD, you become part of the family, a family of dedicated professionals. Members of the Academy include general and restorative dentists, periodontists, prosthodontists, aesthetic dentists, orthodontists, endodontists, cosmetic dentists, dental laboratory technicians, dental auxiliaries, dental hygienists, educators, researchers, and students. The member benefits, annual Scientific Sessions, and Local Affiliate seminars not only offer an opportunity for you to further your education, but they also allow you to network and socialise with other restorative dental professionals from around the world.
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, and MSc (Clin) in the Specialist Practice of 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.
What is Tipton Training, UK and their accreditation?
Tipton Training is one of the largest Post Graduate providers in the UK delivering courses for the past 30 years and trained over 3,500 dental professionals. The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) have awarded Centre Accreditation to Tipton Training for its Courses in the UK and Ireland. With this Tipton Training becomes the first private post graduate dental education provider in the UK to have an RCS England accredited centre. The provisional accreditation conferred on Tipton Training in December 2018 and was ratified by the RCS Council on the 13th of June 2019.
In addition, Tipton Training is Level 7 accredited which is a recognised and guaranteed level of quality. This status can only be awarded to institutions after their course curriculum, method of delivery and assessment is audited and verified by a body such as EduQual.
After the Diploma
I would like to receive a fellowship from the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry. How can I achieve this?
There are two ways in which you can obtain the fellowship. Firstly, you need to complete the Certificate and Diploma courses in Dubai or the UK. Then you either need to have a Masters degree or you need to be a Specialist and simply apply or if you do not possess a Master you need to present a portfolio of 10 case studies for approval by the Board of Directors of BARD. Then you will be awarded the Fellowship of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry which is the highest honour.
I would like to do a Masters Degree. How can I achieve this?
This programme is a pathway to MSc (Clin) in the Specialist Practice of Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry from the City of London Dental School (CoLDS). Visit this section of the website for more information.