Restorative Dentistry Specialists

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative Dentistry is the study, examination and diagnosis, and integrated treatment of diseases of the teeth and structures of the oral cavity. It includes the specialities of endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics; and is concerned with restoring oral and dental tissues to functional, aesthetic and psychological requirements of individual patients.

What is a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, and what do they do?

Specialists in restorative dentistry usually practice as honorary or NHS consultants in restorative dentistry.

Specialists in restorative dentistry provide advice and treatment for difficult cases involving all areas of restorative dentistry, including periodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics. Specialists working as consultants in dental hospitals may provide undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research as well as training for future specialists.

What treatments can a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry carry out?

Specialists in Restorative Dentistry can carry out all the treatments carried out by specialists in periodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics.

What additional training and qualification does a specialist in Restorative Dentistry need?

A minimum of five years of postgraduate training is necessary, which covers the specialities of endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. On successful completion of training, trainees will be awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons (FDS) in Restorative Dentistry, and trainees can then be recommended for a CCST.

Specialists who have been awarded a CCST can also apply for a CCST and entry onto the speciality list of one or more of the monospecialities of prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics.