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:
In addition to developing your scientific approach, the programme will teach you the psychological aspects of treatment.
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.
This programme has been designed for orthodontist specialists.
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 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.
This programme has been designed to help you specialise in prosthodontics.
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:
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.
This programme has been designed for dental surgery graduates who wish to specialise in oral surgery.
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:
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.
This programme has been designed for those practitioners ready to specialise in paediatric dentistry.