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Our Prosthodontics MClinDent offers you the opportunity to learn fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics from world-renowned academics and clinicians. Read more

Our Prosthodontics MClinDent offers you the opportunity to learn fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics from world-renowned academics and clinicians. You will receive personal supervision and training, both academic and practical, and we will teach you the skills and methods needed to complete an in-depth research project in an area which interests you.

Sixty per cent of the programme is dedicated to clinical experience. Teaching styles include close mentoring, chair-side guidance and small group work that emphasises the importance of the evidence base in literature and creates new research opportunities.

Key benefits

  • One of the largest programmes in the UK to offer specialist training in prosthodontics.
  • Teaching from internationally recognised prosthodontists.
  • A fully integrated programme with teaching in implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics.

 Description

Our programme covers the scientific background to implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and clinical techniques. You will study anatomy, physiology, histology and pathology of the dental and oral tissues, occlusion, epidemiology and prevention of dental caries and tooth wear, properties of dental materials, and radiology, infection control and audit in relation to prosthodontics.

By the end of our programme, which is formally recognised as part of UK specialist training, you will be a highly knowledgeable professional in prosthodontics at master's level, and proficient and skilful in related areas of restorative dentistry.

UK/EU practising dentists usually attend three days per week over four years. Practising dentists from overseas who have to relocate to take the course will generally attend five days per week over three years.

The programme content is identical across both versions. 

Teaching styles include close mentoring, chairside guidance and small group work that emphasises the importance of the evidence base for prosthodontics in the literature and creates new research opportunities. A research project is also undertaken.

For more information about the department and staff please see our departmental brochure

Course format and assessment

Modular programme consisting of 360 credits. Modules are grouped into three distinct types:

  1. Three taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of prosthodontics, assessed by written examination;
  2. Five clinical modules, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients, practical, or oral examinations;
  3. One research module, involving the submission of a research project report including a literature review, with an oral defence of the research.

Career prospects

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has approved the programme for award of the MRD diploma after completion of specialist training. If you are on a Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) approved training pathway leading to specialist accreditation, you will undertake additional clinical activity during your tenure that will complete your requirements for specialist certification with the General Dental Council (GDC).



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The MClinDent course is a full-time three year specialist training programme with two pathways. Endodontology or Prosthodontics. Read more
The MClinDent course is a full-time three year specialist training programme with two pathways: Endodontology or Prosthodontics. It has been designed to enhance student life-long learning skills, aid in developing evidence-based practice, develop advanced clinical skills to enable you to become a mono-specialist in Prosthodontics or Endodontology, and facilitate further career development.

You will study 10 taught modules as well as a dissertation module based on your own research project.

By fully engaging in this course, you should be able to:

• Demonstrate an unbiased, systematic and critical appraisal of contemporary knowledge, and an awareness of current problems and/or new insights, many of which are informed by the latest advances in Restorative Dentistry.

• Be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas in Restorative Dentistry often in the absence of complete data, be able to communicate ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to other specialist colleagues and non-specialist audiences, and engage in critical dialogue about clinical management in Restorative Dentistry.

• Read, understand and critically appraise relevant scientific and clinical literature.

• Formulate a hypothesis, plan and implement an appropriate project to test the hypothesis report the findings of the project in the appropriate format.

• Evaluate psychological aspects relevant to restorative dentistry.

• Execute simple and complex treatment procedures.

• Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams and treatment of compromised patients, such as cleft lip and palate and tooth anomalies, such as hypodontia.

• Understand the relevance of underlying social, dental and medical factors that may influence the uptake compliance and outcome of treatment.

• Be familiar with all aspects of clinical governance (clinical, corporate, research) and conduct of professional care.

Structure

There are two pathways to this course: Endodontology or Prosthodontics. Students will choose one pathway.

Years one and two consist of four 30-credit modules per year with the final year consisting of two 30-credit modules and a dissertation module of 60 credits.

For Endodontology modules please visit the website:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/master-of-clinical-dentistry-endodontology

For Prosthodontics modules please visit the website:

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/master-of-clinical-dentistry-prosthodontics

Teaching

A diverse range of teaching and learning styles are used throughout the MClinDent. You will attend lectures, and participate in seminars, tutorials, and a clinical attachment. All taught modules are compulsory, and you will also undertake a laboratory-based or clinical research project and independent study to enable you to complete your dissertation. You will be given a list of laboratory, clinical and/or library-based project titles which will form the basis of the final dissertation. Project topics are generally related to the scientific/clinical areas of interest of members of staff, and you will have individual supervision.

Support

All modules make extensive use of Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Learning Central, on which you will find course materials and links to related materials. You will be supervised when undertaking your dissertation, and will have the opportunity for regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss progress, provide advice and guidance, and give written feedback on a draft.

Opportunities to reflect on your abilities and performance are made available through the Learning Central ‘Personal Development Planning’ module and through scheduled meetings with personal tutors.

Feedback:

You will receive written feedback on all assessments, in addition to oral feedback on assessed oral presentations.

Assessment

There are ten taught modules within the course which are assessed through the following in-course assessments over three years together with the dissertation module:

Extended essays
Clinical Assessments
Oral presentations
Short Answer Questions
Statistical assignments
Library and information skills assignments
Dissertation (not more than 20,000 words)

Career prospects

On successful completion of the course, you should have the opportunity to pursue a career as a specialist in either Prosthodontics or Endodontics.

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This full-time, three-year Master’s programme provides intensive knowledge of the basic principles of periodontal diseases, the management of advanced periodontal cases and the surgical components of implant dentistry. Read more
This full-time, three-year Master’s programme provides intensive knowledge of the basic principles of periodontal diseases, the management of advanced periodontal cases and the surgical components of implant dentistry.

Degree information

The programme offers students the ability to assess and manage the periodontal needs of a patient and to become competent in the presentation, diagnosis and management of all known diseases and disorders of the periodontium.

Students undertake modules to the value of 540 credits.

Year One consists of core modules (180 credits). Year Two consists of core modules (180 credits). Year Three consists of core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Principles of Non-Surgical Treatment
-Clinical Science and Research Methods
-Scientific Basis of Periodontology
-Periodontal Therapy 1: Non-Surgical and Basic Surgical Therapy
-Periodontal Clinical Care 1
-Investigation Leading to MClinDent in Periodontology Dissertation 1
-Periodontal Therapy 2: Advanced Periodontal Therapy (b)
-Periodontal Clinical Care 2
-Periodontal Clinical Care 3
-Investigation Leading to MClinDent in Periodontology Dissertation 2
-Periodontal Therapy 3: Implants and Restorative Dentistry
-Periodontal Clinical Care 4

Dissertation/report
Each student undertakes an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000–15,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through seminars, tutorials, individual and small-group teaching, self-directed learning, and practical clinical and experiential learning; with maximum exposure to clinical methodologies and management of patients with periodontal diseases.

Careers

The programme offers the intensive knowledge and clinical expertise necessary to practise periodontics at a specialist level.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Periodontist, NHS Eastman Dental Hospital
-Dental Surgeon, Gental Dental Care
-Dentist, Dental Specialist MK
-Periodontist, The Birmingham Peridontal Implant Centre
-Specialist in Periodontics, Self-Employed Periodontics Specialist

Employability
Following completion of the programme, graduates have joined or started dental practices in the UK, EU and overseas working in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. Some graduates continued their career by following clinically related PhD programmes and have been appointed to academic positions in dental schools in the UK and overseas. A number of international graduates were appointed to prestigious governmental positions in their countries.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Students benefit from first-class facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques as well as internationally renowned speakers and honorary staff members.

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This full-time, three-year Master's programme is designed for students from outside the European Union. It matches the institute's Specialty Training programme and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country. Read more
This full-time, three-year Master's programme is designed for students from outside the European Union. It matches the institute's Specialty Training programme and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country.

Degree information

The programme teaches a broad and deep understanding of endodontology, enabling students to apply appropriate clinical strategies from first principles. Mentored coaching specifically targets development of independent learning skills, to enable long-term achievement of mastery.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. The third year of study is non-credit bearing and will include clinical training, didactic teaching and completion of clinical audit. There are no optional modules, all core modules are compulsory.

Year One: core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (30 credits). Year Two: core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (60 credits).

Core modules
-Clinical Science & Research Methods
-Development of Endodontic Skills
-Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 1
-Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 2
-Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
-Operative and Advanced Endodontic Technical Skills
-Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice 1
-Endodontic Relationships with Other Dental Disciplines
-MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation Part 1
-Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 1
-Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 2
-MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project in years one and two, which culminates in a dissertation of 13,000–15,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a structured lecture and seminar series, laboratory skills simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, and a research project.

Careers

The programme prepares students for future professional evaluation of clinical/academic competence as a specialist. It is also a suitable spring-board for pursuing academic, clinical or research careers in endodontics.

Employability
The graduates from this programme are well prepared for the Royal Colleges’ professional examinations including the MRD (Endodontics) or MEndo which is one of the requirements of some overseas funding bodies and promotion boards.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme’s students benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, opportunities for self-directed learning, a clinically relevant laboratory techniques course, emphasis on integration of theoretical and clinical aspects, and prioritised reading recommendations allowing an individual approach to learning. The broad self-learning approach enables the pursuit of individual academic interests.

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Our Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics MClinDent is a comprehensive restorative dentistry programme focusing on fixed and removable prosthodontics, designed to advance skills in complex multi-disciplinary dental problems. Read more

Our Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics MClinDent is a comprehensive restorative dentistry programme focusing on fixed and removable prosthodontics, designed to advance skills in complex multi-disciplinary dental problems.

Designed for dental practitioners in high-level practice, you will use these skills in your own practice throughout the course. This course is mostly delivered online, so you can study anywhere in the world with minimum disruption to your professional and personal life while benefitting from world-class teaching.

A key feature of this innovative blended learning programme is the face-to-face teaching block which takes place in the first three years. An invaluable way to consolidate learning, and network with peers and teachers, you will benefit from between 9-10 days of continuous intensive training and learning in each of years one to three. Students may now choose to attend this in London or Dubai, at state-of-the-art clinical training facilities in both locations.

Key benefits

  • Internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research in dentistry.
  • Pioneers of distance learning in dentistry with over 20 years’ experience.
  • Course material delivered by a team of highly experienced clinical tutors and academics, many of whom are world-leaders in their field.
  • Intensive face-to-face residential blocks to learn and practice contemporary clinical techniques at world-class training facilities – now in London and Dubai
  • Students develop their clinical skills in restorative dentistry, enabling treatment of a wider variety of patients and referring fewer patients externally.
  • Designed to advance skills in complex multi-disciplinary dental problems including tooth wear, complex aesthetics and occlusal problems.

Description

This programme will develop your clinical skills in restorative dentistry, enabling you to treat the variety of patients that visit your practice. We have designed the course to advance your skills, especially in complex multi-disciplinary dental problems such as tooth wear, complex aesthetics and occlusal problems.

We have designed this course to provide theory, support and discussion groups using a dedicated virtual learning environment, so that you can access content wherever you are in the world. 

Our programme director, Professor Brian Millar, has helped many dental graduates, both nationally and internationally, to achieve their postgraduate goals, and develop their clinical skills in restorative dentistry, enabling treatment of a wider variety of patients and referring fewer patients externally.

View course taster.

Please note - Clinical support for FRP students is provided through:

  • clinical case discussion for diagnosis and treatment planning
  • comprehensive tutor feedback on clinical work completed in practice
  • case discussion opportunities during the face to face teaching blocks
  • tutor guided online seminars for case discussion and treatment planning

While advice regarding patient treatment is given by our experienced clinical team, the clinical responsibility for patient treatment remains with the clinician providing the treatment.

Intensive face-to-face training blocks

Delivered primarily online, the course also provides 28 days of intensive teaching and practical training in London or Dubai over the first three years. Our expert tutors will give you guidance on complex dental procedures at specialist teaching centres. When you apply for the course, you will be able to opt to attend either at LonDEC in London or at the 3M Innovation Center in Dubai. Places at both centres are subject to availability and early application is advised to secure your preference. These blocks are an invaluable way to consolidate learning and progress through the course.

Teaching

You will be taught mostly online through King's E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS) which provides information, interactive questions, assignments, use of bibliographic databases and reading material. This gives you the freedom to study without interrupting your work and personal life, and to put your skills directly into practice. Our students participate in online tutorials and discussion groups, interacting with expert tutors and their fellow students. Face-to-face lectures and hands-on training take place in blocks in the first three years. Students are required to undertake and build a reflective log of clinical work in their own general practice. 

Course format and assessment

60% per cent of each module will be assessed through exams and 40% through assignments, with the exception of the Clinical 1 and 2 modules, which are assessed through a portfolio of case work, and the Research module which will be a dissertation.

You can take your exams in London or, for overseas students, at centres in your country of residence.



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Our Endodontology MClinDent combines academic study, clinical skills training and research. You will study a range of subjects including the pathology of apical periodontitis and strategies to manage it effectively. Read more

Our Endodontology MClinDent combines academic study, clinical skills training and research. You will study a range of subjects including the pathology of apical periodontitis and strategies to manage it effectively. We will develop your understanding and analysis of the research bases for clinical care and provide you with opportunities to interact with other graduate students specialising in prosthodontics and periodontology.

Key benefits

  • Recognised for UK specialist training.
  • Integrated assessment for MRD RCS Edinburgh.
  • Strong links with other restorative specialties.

Description

There are three strands to the course: the scientific basis of endodontology; diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with advanced endodontic problems, clinical treatment of patients with endodontic and other restorative problems, learning research methodology to enable completion of a research project. Subjects include the pathology of apical periodontitis and strategies to manage it effectively.

The course offers a dynamic interaction with other graduate students specialising in prosthodontics and periodontology and the development of skills in understanding and analysing the research base for clinical care.

You will achieve clinical proficiency in endodontics to a recognised UK specialist level, be able to relate endodontic care to other aspects of restorative dentistry, and develop research skills.

There is the opportunity to sit a final conjoint membership examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Course purpose

The course is designed for qualified dentists wanting to extend their knowledge and clinical practice in endodontology. The course has formal recognition for UK specialist training. We provide extensive contemporary knowledge in endodontology, enabling students to attain clinical proficiency in endodontics to recognised specialist level, to relate endodontic care to other aspects of restorative dentistry, and to learn research methodology.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

The usual training period will be a minimum of 4,500 hours across the degree.

The course content is apportioned approximately as:

  1. 60% clinical
  2. 25% academic
  3. 15% research

This time allocation is flexible and will depend upon the capacity of the trainees to complete the curriculum to a competent level.

Standard university term times do not apply to this course. You will receive a leave allowance for each academic year with full details provided on enrolment.

Assessment

Taught modules covering scientific and clinical basis of endodontology, examined by written exam; clinical modules, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by case studies on treated and untreated patients, practical or oral exam; a research project.

  • Science of Endodontology (30 credits) - unseen written paper
  • Clinical Endodontology (30 credits) - unseen written paper
  • Endodontology & Restorative Dentistry (30 credits) - unseen written paper
  • Complex applied clinical cases (30 credits) - cases and open problems, oral examination
  • Complex applied clinical cases with restorative dentistry (60 credits) - cases and open problems, oral examination
  • Applied clinical cases (30 credits) - cases and open problems, oral examination
  • Applied clinical cases with persisting disease (60 credits) - cases and open problems, oral examination
  • Endodontology clinical (30 credits) - clinical examination, oral examination
  • Endodontology research (60 credits) - research project, oral examination

Extra information

Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work. This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment. If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before the term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.

Career prospects

By the end of our programme, which is formally recognised as part of UK specialist training, you will be a highly knowledgeable professional in endodontics at master's level, and proficient and skilful in related areas of restorative dentistry.



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Our Periodontology MClinDent combines academic study, clinical skills training and research and offers exceptional, innovative teaching. Read more

Our Periodontology MClinDent combines academic study, clinical skills training and research and offers exceptional, innovative teaching. A wealth of academic expertise will give you a thorough practical education in advanced clinical periodontology, including aesthetics, implants and contemporary surgical methods.

Key benefits

  • Formal recognition for UK specialist training
  • Integrated assessment for MRD RCS Edinburgh
  • Strong links with other restorative specialties

Description

The main themes which you will study are:

  • the scientific basis of periodontal care
  • the relationship of other dental disciplines to periodontal care
  • diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with advanced periodontal disease involving multidisciplinary approaches and integrated treatment
  • the clinical treatment of patients with advanced periodontal disease
  • techniques for placement and restoration of dental implants in different clinical situations
  • aesthetics and contemporary surgical methods.

Through hands-on experience, you will acquire advanced competency in the full range of specialist periodontics clinical skills and complementary aspects of restorative dentistry.

Students will be exposed to research methods by seminars, extensive reviews of the classical and contemporary literature, critical appraisal of new scientific and clinical developments, and the completion of an in-depth literature review and a research project.

Our students have recently investigated smoking and periodontal health, periodontal microbiology and immunology, clinical trials of periodontal treatment and oral hygiene methods, behavioural factors in periodontology and periodontal relationships to systemic health.

You will achieve clinical proficiency in periodontics to a recognised UK specialist level and have the opportunity to sit a final conjoint membership examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

This course is available to study full-time over three years or over four years. The content is identical across both periods.

Course purpose

Designed to provide extensive contemporary knowledge and clinical proficiency in periodontology, qualified dentists train on this course to UK specialist level. The course has formal recognition for UK specialist training and offers greater depth of knowledge and clinical skills than is required for general practice.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

The usual training period will be a minimum of 4,500 hours across the degree.

The course content is apportioned approximately as:

  1. 60% clinical
  2. 25% academic
  3. 15% research

This time allocation is flexible and will depend upon the capacity of the trainees to complete the curriculum to a competent level.

Standard university term times do not apply to this course. You will receive a leave allowance for each academic year with full details provided on enrolment.

Assessment

Your three academic taught modules will be assessed by written exams. Your six clinical modules will be examined on case reports, with oral and clinical examinations, and clinical examinations on unseen patients. Your research module will be assessed by a project report and oral examination.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Extra information

Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work. This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment.

If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.



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The Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics has approved this degree as part of the training programme in orthodontics. It provides you with a deeper understanding of, and further technical and diagnostic skills in, orthodontics. Read more

The Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics has approved this degree as part of the training programme in orthodontics. It provides you with a deeper understanding of, and further technical and diagnostic skills in, orthodontics.

It involves a large clinical component as well as your own research project.

You will learn to:

  • diagnose anomalies of the dentition
  • detect development deviations
  • formulate a treatment plan and predict its course
  • evaluate the need for orthodontic treatment
  • carry out treatment using fixed, functional and removable appliances
  • treat adults, orthognathic, surgical cases and cleft-palate patients

In addition to developing your scientific approach, the programme will teach you the psychological aspects of treatment.

Programme structure

The programme begins with an introduction of core topics, followed by an introduction to our laboratory facilities and the basics of wire-bending skills, appliance design and appliance construction and mechanics.

Clinical patient care is also established early within the first term.

This is followed by five structured terms of theoretical seminars and tutorials, with diagnostic tests on your knowledge carried out regularly.

There are written examinations at the end of each term. You must pass the written examinations at the end of the first year before proceeding to the second year.

Your final MClinDent examination will consist of written examinations, diagnostic tests, case presentations, and the presentation of your research dissertation.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed for orthodontist specialists.



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The MClinDent degree is recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as being two of the three years of specialist training you require if you wish to sit the Membership in Prosthodontics (the UK specialist qualification in the discipline). Read more

The MClinDent degree is recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as being two of the three years of specialist training you require if you wish to sit the Membership in Prosthodontics (the UK specialist qualification in the discipline).

The Specialist Advisory Committee in Restorative Dentistry also approves this programme as part of the training programme in Prosthodontics, if you have a training number awarded by the Postgraduate Dental Dean for Scotland.

The programme addresses five components:

  • the scientific basis of prosthodontic care
  • the relationship of other dental disciplines to prosthodontic care
  • diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with advanced prosthodontics problems
  • the clinical treatment of patients with advanced prosthodontic problems
  • clinical treatment involving combined prosthodontic and other dental therapy

Programme structure

The programme has three major teaching strands. These include seminars and practical classes, supervised clinical and laboratory practice where treatment planning, clinical procedures and technical work are performed for selected cases, and finally a research investigation, which will lead to your dissertation.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to help you specialise in prosthodontics.



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This full-time, two-year Master's programme combines theory, practical elements, teaching and research with personal treatment sessions and new-patient diagnostic clinics. Read more
This full-time, two-year Master's programme combines theory, practical elements, teaching and research with personal treatment sessions and new-patient diagnostic clinics.

Degree information

The programme aims to equip students with the skills to understand the principles of normal and abnormal facial growth, diagnose malocclusions, identify aetiological factors, develop appropriate treatment plans; appreciate the scope and limitations of orthodontic treatment, treat malocclusions to a high standard of outcome, and to be aware of the factors associated with stability of the result.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits.

In Year One, students complete core modules to the value of (150 credits). In Year Two, students complete core modules to the value of (120 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits). There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Principles of Treatment Core Course (Orthodontics)
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills II
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills III
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills IV
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills V
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills VI
-Principles of Treatment Core Course (Orthodontics)
-Orthodontic Clinical Practice I
-Advanced Orthodontic Clinical Practice II

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of at least 15,000–18,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is based on the UK General Dental Council Orthodontic curriculum and is delivered through lectures, practical/ technical teaching, clinical seminars, tutorials, self-directed learning, and supervised clinical treatment of patients.

Careers

The programme aims to develop the academic, clinical and technical skills required to enable the graduate to undertake the independent practice of orthodontics, or for further research in this field.

Careers advice is provided during the programme and students are given appropriate guidance when requested at any stage. Graduates may enter:
-PhD study
-Post-CCST training programmes within the UK (leading to Consultant level hospital posts)
-Orthodontic specialist practice within the UK
-Orthodontic specialist practice overseas.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-MORTH (Specialist Orthodontics), Royal College of Surgeons
-Orthodonist, Smile Gallery Dental Clinic
-MClinDent Orthodontics, University College London (UCL)
-Orthodontics, University College London (UCL)
-Orthodontic Registrar, Eastman Dental Hospital and studying Orthodontics, University College London (UCL)

Employability
During the programme, students are able to attend a whole range of different clinics and also regularly attend new patient clinics in small groups.

The institute strongly encourages students to apply for prizes at national and international conferences and the programme has a history of students winning prestigious prizes at the British Orthodontic Conference and the European Orthodontic Conference.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme benefits from first-class facilities; there is exposure to a wide range of clinical experience and techniques which ensure experience of managing complex clinical problems. Staff hold a number of national and international positions which provide them with a range of professional contacts and enable them to invite renowned national and international guest speakers to lecture.

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This programme aims to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics. Read more
This programme aims to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics. It is studied either full-time over two years or part-time over four years and has a strong clinical bias.

Degree information

The programme teaches a broad and deep understanding of endodontology, enabling students to apply appropriate clinical strategies from first principles. Mentored coaching specifically targets development of independent learning skills, to enable long-term achievement of mastery.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits.

Year one consists of core modules (135 credits) and a dissertation (30 credits). Year two consists of core modules (135 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). Year three (Speciality/Advanced Training only) is non credit-bearing modules. There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Clinical Science & Research Methods
-Development of Endodontic Skills
-Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 1
-Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 2
-Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
-Operative and Advanced Endodontic Technical Skills
-Advanced Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice 1
-Advanced Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice 2
-Endodontic Relationships with other Dental Disciplines
-Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 1 and 2

Dissertation/report
Each student undertakes an independent research project in years one and two, which culminates in a dissertation of 13,000–15,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a structured lecture and seminar series, skills laboratory simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, and a research project.

Careers

This programme prepares students for future professional evaluation of clinical/academic competence as a specialist. It is also a suitable springboard for pursuing academic, clinical or research careers in endodontics.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-MRD (Master of Restorative Dentistry) Specialist Training in Endodontology, University College London (UCL).

Employability
The programme’s strong emphasis on integrated development of multiple domains produces well-rounded clinicians with the competence and aptitude for developing and delivering a high-quality and predictable clinical service in endodontics.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme’s students benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, opportunities for self-directed learning, a clinically relevant laboratory techniques course, emphasis on integration of theoretical and clinical aspects, and prioritised reading recommendations allowing an individual approach to learning. The broad self-learning approach enables the pursuit of individual academic interests.

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Our course will enable you to develop advanced skills and knowledge in restorative dentistry. Building on basic principles, the course provides consultant-led clinical and laboratory practice. Read more

Our course will enable you to develop advanced skills and knowledge in restorative dentistry. Building on basic principles, the course provides consultant-led clinical and laboratory practice. You will undertake restorative cases requiring both routine and complex treatments. This involves treatment planning, clinical procedures and technical work.

The course has a substantial clinical component with clinically related sessions accounting for 60%. Specialists and consultants provide clinical teaching and supervision, supported by a comprehensive seminar programme. You can find profiles of our staff on the School of Dental Sciences website.

We provide an evidence base for restorative dentistry and opportunities for applied research. The research element of the course contributes to 40% of the final mark. You will undertake a research project that contributes to the Centre of Oral Health Research (COHR) research profile. You will also have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned researchers in the COHR.

Our graduates have progressed to careers in:

-Enhanced dental practice

-Specialist practice

-Restorative consultancy (in the UK and abroad)

-Senior academic posts

The course is highly reviewed by our external examiners and by former students. Our students always emphasise the importance of engaging with like-minded and enthusiastic colleagues.

Delivery

This is a full time taught course. Part time study is only available for those enrolled on a Northern Deanery training programme (eg Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry).

We deliver teaching through:

-Seminars

-Laboratory courses

-Clinical teaching

-Research sessions

All teaching takes place during the day at our Newcastle campus. We make full use of our partnership with the NHS, involving:

-Consultants

-Technicians

-Nursing staff

Facilities

The School of Dental Sciences is modern, occupying a spacious, purpose-built facility. We enjoy well-equipped, light and airy clinics. You will have access to our dental e-learning portfolio (identity). We will also loan you a tablet device to facilitate and encourage engagement with the evidence base during treatment clinics.

We have a range of research laboratories and a clinical research facility. This enables us to offer clinical training/research opportunities of the highest international standard.

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

There is no formal interview for entry to this course, but we may request contact via Skype to talk about your application. We encourage you to visit the School of Dental Sciences to discuss your studies. Alongside your application please submit a personal statement including:

  • details of clinical, academic and research experience you have gained since qualifying
  • the reasons why you want to study restorative dentistry
  • the reasons why you want to study at Newcastle University

Start dates

The course starts in September.

Applications for September 2018 entry are now open. The closing date for entry is May 2018, however, we recommend you apply as early as possible as places are limited.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £3,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.



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This programme is for dental surgery graduates who wish to extend their knowledge, clinical practice experience and expertise in oral surgery. Read more

This programme is for dental surgery graduates who wish to extend their knowledge, clinical practice experience and expertise in oral surgery.

The programme will give you theoretical and practical understanding of oral surgery and how it relates to other dental specialities.

The syllabus includes components of the core competencies for oral surgery training for the General Dental Council and Royal College of Surgeons of England guidelines:

  • extraction of teeth & retained roots/pathology
  • management of associated complications including oro-antral fistula
  • management of odontogenic and all other oral infections
  • management of impacted teeth
  • management of complications
  • peri-radicular surgery
  • dentoalveolar surgery in relation to orthodontic treatment
  • intraoral and labial biopsy techniques
  • treatment of intra-oral benign and cystic lesions of hard and soft tissues
  • management of benign salivary gland disease by intra-oral techniques and familiarity with the diagnosis and treatment of other salivary gland diseases
  • insertion of osseointegrated dental implants including bone augmentation and soft tissue management
  • appropriate pain and anxiety control including the administration of standard conscious sedation techniques
  • management of adults and children as in-patients, including the medically at risk patient
  • management of dento-alveolar trauma and familiarity with the management and treatment of fractures of the jaws and facial skeleton
  • management of oro-facial pain including temporomandibular joint disorders
  • clinical diagnosis of oral cancer and potentially malignant diseases, familiarity with their management and appropriate referral
  • the diagnosis of dentofacial deformity and familiarity with its management and treatment
  • diagnosis of oral mucosal diseases and familiarity with their management and appropriate referral
  • control of cross-infection
  • medico-legal aspects of oral surgery

Programme structure

You will participate in lectures, seminars and a rehearsal of procedures in the clinical skills laboratory.

You will also undertake an integrated programme of theoretical, clinical and laboratory teaching.

Throughout the course you will be assessed by written examinations, case presentations, oral examination and the completion of a research project.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed for dental surgery graduates who wish to specialise in oral surgery.



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This degree is approved as part of the training programme in paediatric dentistry by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Paediatric Dentistry, for those in possession of a training number awarded by the Postgraduate Dental Dean for Scotland. Read more

This degree is approved as part of the training programme in paediatric dentistry by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Paediatric Dentistry, for those in possession of a training number awarded by the Postgraduate Dental Dean for Scotland.

Our programme will develop your knowledge and skills in all areas of paediatric dentistry, including diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical skills and all aspects of patient management.

You will also complete a supervised piece of research and learn research methodology, data analysis and the ability to report results appropriately.

Your syllabus will include:

  • Clinical Skills Course
  • Examination of the Child and Adolescent
  • The Management of Anxious Children and Adolescents
  • Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease in the Child and Adolescent
  • Restorative Management of the Primary Dentition
  • Examination, Diagnosis and Management of Dento-alveolar Trauma
  • Advanced Restorative Dentistry for Children and Adolescents
  • Management of Medically, Physically and Intellectually Compromised Patients
  • Paediatric Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology
  • Basic Principles of Orthodontics
  • Comprehensive Treatment Planning for the Child and Adolescent
  • Research methods, basic statistics, critical appraisal, clinical governance and clinical audit

Programme structure

We start with an introductory programme of lectures, seminars and rehearsal for procedures in the clinical skills laboratory.

This is followed by five structured terms, which will cover the clinical care of patients, seminars, journal clubs and trauma discussion groups, plus your supervised research dissertation.

There are examinations at the end of each term and regular essay and critical appraisal exercises.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed for those practitioners ready to specialise in paediatric dentistry.



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This course teaches the academic and clinical skills you need to practise orthodontics. You’ll develop an evidence-based, critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry. Read more

About the course

This course teaches the academic and clinical skills you need to practise orthodontics. You’ll develop an evidence-based, critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry. A focus on research skills will give you the confidence to complete future clinical or laboratory-based research programmes.

The programme includes all the features of the first two years of the Curriculum and Specialist Training Programme in Orthodontics approved by the UK General Dental Council.

Your career

We offer clinical and non-clinical courses that will further your career and develop your interests. Many of our clinical graduates go on to specialist dental practice, hospital practice or academic posts.

World-leading dental school

Our internationally recognised oral and dental research is organised into two overarching themes: ‘clinical and person centred’ and ‘basic and applied’. These themes are supported by three interdisciplinary research groups: Bioengineering and Health Technologies, Integrated Bioscience, and Person Centred and Population Oral Health.

We believe that dental science should not be constrained by the traditional boundaries created by specific clinical disciplines and that progress derives from a multidisciplinary approach. Our research supports our teaching enabling a blended approach to learning.
Your course will make the most of virtual learning environments and advanced practical sessions, as well as traditional lectures and seminars.

Facilities

You’ll develop your clinical skills in one of our two clinical skills labs or in our new virtual reality Simulation Suite where you can use haptic technology to undertake a range of clinical techniques.

You’ll complete your clinical training in Sheffield’s Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. There are 150 dental units with modern facilities for treatment under sedation, a well-equipped dental radiography department, oral pathology laboratories and a hospital dental production laboratory.

We have new modern research facilities and laboratories for tissue culture, molecular biology, materials science and histology- microscopy. All laboratories have dedicated technical support and academic expertise to guide you.

Health clearance

If you’re starting a course that involves exposure to human blood or other body fluids and tissues, you must conform to the national guidelines for the protection of patients, health care workers and students. Before admission to a clinical course we’ll need to check that you’re not an infectious carrier of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV and that you do not have tuberculosis. A positive test doesn’t necessarily exclude you from dental training.

Our immunisation requirements are constantly being reviewed to ensure we meet current Department of Health guidance. You need to comply with these if you are offered a place. You’ll get more information when you apply, but if you have any questions on health clearance issues, please get in touch.

Disclosure and Barring Service

If you apply for one of our clinical courses you’ll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure. If you do have any criminal convictions or cautions (including verbal cautions) and bind-over orders, please tell us about them on your application form. If you have not lived in the UK in the preceding five years before you commence our programme, you’ll need to provide us with a Certificate of Good Standing from the police authority in your home country. You’ll get more information on the DBS and the Certificate of Good Standing when you apply.

Local NHS policies and procedures

Clinical training in Charles Clifford Dental Hospital requires you to comply with their policies and procedures, which include the Department of Health policy on being ‘bare below the elbow’. For clarification on these policies and procedures before you apply, please see our website.

Core modules for both programmes

Principles of Clinical Orthodontics I; Principles of Clinical Orthodontics II; Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry; Principles of Clinical Management; Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal; Orthodontic Case Studies and Dissertation.

Additional core modules for DClinDent Orthodontics

Clinical Orthodontic Practice Programmes I, II, and III; Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis Principles; Research Project Literature Review; Orthodontic Thesis.

Teaching

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, online learning, demonstrations, clinical sessions, laboratory and typodont exercises. Working with a number of patients, you’ll get extensive practical clinical experience in the use of fixed, removable and functional appliances.

Assessment

Continuous assessment, final examination with clinical and academic components, dissertation based on research project, presentation of selected patient records.

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