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Develop and deliver high quality dentistry with our Restorative Dentistry programme. Read more
Develop and deliver high quality dentistry with our Restorative Dentistry programme. Led by a team of consultants and complemented by respected visiting specialist clinicians and teachers, this programme is structured to allow you to continue your current working commitments while studying for this postgraduate degree at an appropriate pace. Each clinical module includes hands-on consultant time to ensure you’ll have the understanding and confidence to carry out taught restorative techniques.

Key features

-Choose your own learning journey – complete 60 credits and receive a PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry. 120 credits will give you a PG Diploma and the maximum 180 credits will reward you with a full Masters in Restorative Dentistry. The cost of each module is £5000.
-Balance existing work commitments with flexible study opportunities. Each module consists of 300 total learning hours – 80 hours of direct contact and 220 hours in own practice preparing cases.
-Benefit from hands-on consultant time for each clinical module – put your knowledge into practice and gain experience and confidence.
-High quality teaching – learn from an experienced team of consultants in restorative dentistry and by respected visiting specialist clinicians and teachers.
-Grow in confidence and experience with the programme – learn and understand the foundations of restorative dentistry and restoring teeth and tissues in year one and develop your knowledge and skills with advanced restorative dentistry in year two.
-Boost your future career prospects and the quality of care you can offer to your patients and produce a dissertation to complete the masters - design, conduct, evaluate and write up a project on a topic relevant to restorative dentistry.

Course details

Year 1
In your first year, you’ll learn the foundations of restorative dentistry which includes diagnosis and treatment planning, occlusal management, non-surgical periodontology and current concepts in endodontics. You’ll also learn about restoring teeth and tissues and study fixed prosthodontics operative techniques, with hands on components in the Simulated Dental Learning Environment. You’ll also study the restoration of endodontically treated teeth, removable prosthodontics and complete dentures.

Core modules
-RSD711 Foundations of Restorative Dentistry
-RSD712 Restoring Teeth and Tissues

Year 2
Successfully complete the modules from your first year and go on to study advanced restorative dentistry in your second year. You’ll get the chance to focus on aesthetics and conservative aesthetic techniques and treatment planning for missing teeth including live implant surgical demonstration – moving up to advanced endodontics, adjunctive periodontal surgery, guided bone regeneration and soft tissue surgery, restorative practice and more.

Core modules
-RSD721 Advanced Restorative Dentistry 1
-RSD722 Advanced Restorative Dentistry 2

Final year
Successfully complete 120 credits and choose to produce a dissertation to complete the masters in your third and final year. The aim of the dissertation is to enable you to demonstrate your ability to design, conduct, evaluate and write up a project on a topic that is of relevance to restorative dentistry - in doing so you’ll demonstrate your self-direction, originality and ability to act independently in the planning and implementation of project skills at an advanced professional level.

Core modules
-DIS732 Dental Programmes Dissertation

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

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This programme orientates internationally qualified dental graduates to that of a UK dental practitioner by providing a comprehensive grounding in six key training areas. Read more
This programme orientates internationally qualified dental graduates to that of a UK dental practitioner by providing a comprehensive grounding in six key training areas: basic sciences and their application to modern day dental practice, applied principles of clinical dentistry, clinical skills, communication skills, professionalism, management and leadership.

The course is delivered under three broad headings:

1. Taught
Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of:

-Relevant basic sciences including anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology with respect to health and how these are altered in disease states
-Patho-physiological and anatomical basis for clinical signs of oral and craniofacial health and disease
-Relationships between dental disease, population risk factors and the preventative measures

And integrate this knowledge to dental areas through discussions in:

-Basic and clinical science associated with pharmacology and therapeutics used in dentistry
-The science underpinning the key properties of dental materials and evaluate their clinical applications


2. Clinical
Students' clinical skills will be augmented through practical, laboratory based sessions using typodont teeth set in a manikin head.

-Operative skills will be taught to ensure students can undertake skilled, competent and safe dental procedures including: cavity design, extra-coronal restorations and non-surgical endodontic treatment.
-Simulated clinical techniques will be undertaken and the student will be introduced to decision making processes leading to tooth loss and replacement and execution of appropriate operative techniques for all stages of planned prosthodontic treatment (excluding bridges and implants) in conjunction, as necessary, with other specialists and technicians.

Students will observe current UK dental practise via clinics in oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, paediatrics, prosthodontics, radiology and orthodontics.

Tutoring in Objective Structured Clinical Reasoning Examinations (OSCE) and Structured Clinical Reasoning (SCR) Exams will be carried out using the advanced facilities in the state of the art dental skills laboratory.

3. Research
The research component consists of a structured literature review and clinical audit report. Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of:

-Critical appraisal and analysis of scientific and clinical literature
-How clinical audit identifies problems in clinical service and helps formulate solutions
-Appropriate tools for searching the literature (search engines, web-based libraries, electronic documents)

Students will develop the analytical skills to be able to:

-Critically appraise, analyse and evaluate scientific papers and clinical literature applying the principles of evidence based dentistry
-Evaluate evidence of the latest developments in Dentistry
-Communication skills will be developed throughout the taught, clinical and research elements of the course with specific topic presentations during seminars as well as through journal club reports and presentations on dental and clinical governance topics.

The application deadline is 30th June 2017. Once we have received applications by the deadline the first selection process will begin. We reserve the right to receive further application after the deadline and make decisions on those applications in July/August subject to places being available.

Why study for your MSc in Dental Science for Clinical Practice at Queen Mary?

The School of Medicine and Dentistry has an unrivalled tradition of excellence in research and teaching extending as far back as 1123 with the founding of St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The London Hospital Medical College was the first Medical School in England, founded in 1785, and our Dental School was established well over a century ago. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for Dentistry (Guardian University Guide 2017) and our research is ranked among the best in the UK according to the most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014).


In April 2014, QMUL’s new Dental School opened its doors to patients and students - the first new dental school in the UK to be built in 40 years. The £78m new school houses the most modern dental facilities in the UK, following more than a decade of planning and work. The new premises provide cutting-edge technology, superb education and research facilities for clinical dentistry and a vastly improved patient experience.


Students’ postgraduate learning experience is enhanced by our fantastic location in the east of London. Not only are we in one of the capital’s most vibrant areas to live and work but we also serve a diverse local community, where students develop their clinical skills and knowledge. Moreover, the Dental School offers students many exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of health and the treatment of disease in a global and international context.


The Institute of Dentistry is a special place to undertake postgraduate studies, bringing together a number of world-leading researchers in basic and clinical sciences who supervise research students in the fields of oral medicine, oral pathology, oral microbiology, oral epidemiology, oncology, dental biomaterials, dental biophysics, dental public health, dental education, periodontology, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, prosthetic and conservative dentistry.


You will have the opportunity to attend Continuing Development Courses of the London Deanery, Royal Society of Medicine (Odontology Section) as well as internal Departmental and Dental and Blizard Institute seminars.


You will prepare a professional development portfolio based on evidence gathered from lectures, tutorials, clinics, self-study and self-reflection sessions.


Facilities
You will have access to a range of facilities including: medical and dental libraries located at the Royal London and at Barts hospitals, as well as the Mile End library.

Postgraduate Dental students will have access to the Dental Clinical Skills Laboratory based in the Garrod building at the Whitechapel Site.

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A profitable clinical and business approach to tooth preserving caries management in dental practice. The programme is designed for dentists and/or DCPs to develop and enhance Minimum Intervention preventive and tooth-preserving operative, patient and clinical practice management skills. Read more
A profitable clinical and business approach to tooth preserving caries management in dental practice.

The programme is designed for dentists and/or DCPs to develop and enhance Minimum Intervention preventive and tooth-preserving operative, patient and clinical practice management skills. Giving you the tools to maximise the clinical and financial potential of your dental practice

Key benefits

• Dentistry at Kings is a renowned centre of international excellence for teaching and research.
• Pioneers of teaching dentistry through a blended learning approach with over 20 years experience.
• Face-to-face training in years one & two, to learn and master latest techniques.
• Delivered by a team of highly specialised academic and non academic clinicians, many of whom are world-leaders in their field.
• Face to face training in year two to learn and master latest techniques.
• Contributes towards continuing professional development (CPD).
• Opportunity to network with other Distance Learning students in the UK and abroad, who are enrolled in the various specialties offered.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/advanced-minimum-intervention-dentistry-msc.aspx

Course detail

- Description

Offered in response to the dental profession’s push towards a minimum intervention, preventive approach to caring for patients' oral health in both general and private practice, both in the UK and abroad, this unique and comprehensive flexible learning programme is designed for oral health care providers (dentist and/or DCP).

The curriculum includes the scientific basis of Cariology and disease pathology; detection, diagnosis, risk assessment and care planning for patients with complex dental health problems; prevention and control management strategies (including remineralisation) for patient groups and individuals; developing targeted marketing strategies to promote your practice and the MI care philosophy to patients using the latest social media frameworks; practice and business management skills; minimally invasive tooth preserving aesthetic clinical treatment of patients with caries and other restorative or aesthetic problems, and learning research methodology to enable completion of a useful practice-based research project.

- Intensive Face-to-Face Course

The course will feature two intensive face-to-face internships in year one (five days) and year two (seven days) of the programme, in London, when the participants will receive hands-on clinical training under expert supervision. The King's College London Dental Institute facilities at Guy’s Hospital and LonDEC provide delegates with some of the finest state-of-the-art dental teaching facilities available in the UK and Europe.

- Course purpose

The programme provides the latest evidence-based knowledge in Minimum Intervention care and minimally invasive tooth tissue preserving operative dentistry. It enables participants to integrate this patient care and oral health philosophy with suitable marketing and practice management strategies, into their general or private practice. It will develop team-care practice skills using DCPs where appropriate alongside other aspects of restorative dentistry and encourages practice-based research, with a hope to setting up UK or international clinical research networks.

- Course format and assessment

This flexible learning master's programme will be assessed through a combination of assignments, some written examinations, clinical case presentations and a dissertation. In the first two years, some modules are assessed by a combination of 60 per cent written examination and 40 per cent written assignments. For each module, you must complete a self-assessment exercise, a formative assignment and a final summative essay/assignment, to be entered into the end of year written examinations.

During the course, clinical work is also undertaken which is assessed by submission of clinical case presentations, both written or online. In the final year, you will be allocated a supervisor, undertake a research project and write a dissertation. If you fail an assessment element at the first sitting, you will be permitted one further attempt. Exams can be taken in London or, for overseas students, at centres in the student's country of residence.

Overseas examinations incur an additional fee payable to the Examinations Office. Further details of overseas exam arrangements and applicable fees can be viewed here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/examinations/exams/pep/pep.aspx

Career prospects

It is expected that graduates from this programme will develop a profitable network of “MI” centred dental clinics offering team expertise and higher skill levels to manage their patients, using the patient-centred, team-care approach. It is hoped this qualification may be used as further specialisation in general dental practice, enhancing profitability and encouraging future practice-based research opportunities.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

Link to student blog http://kclamid.blogspot.co.uk/

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Didactic core modules in all aspects of paediatric dentistry including a hands-on laboratory module in operative dentistry for children. Read more
Didactic core modules in all aspects of paediatric dentistry including a hands-on laboratory module in operative dentistry for children. Includes: diagnosis; treatment planning and delivery of care requiring non-pharmacological behaviour management strategies and those requiring oral rehabilitation under sedation or general anaesthesia.

Key benefits

• Opportunities to see and treat a broad spectrum of patients as the paediatric dentistry departments at both Guy's, King's College (KCH) and St. Thomas' hospitals are the major referral units in London and the south-east of England.

• The Evelina Children's Hospital for children with special medical problems is part of the Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital Foundation Trust. (GSTT)

• Supra-regional Cleft Lip and Palate Centre & Liver Unit are based at GSTT and KCH respectively

• We are located in the heart of London.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/paediatric-dentistry-msc.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

The programme aims to produce paediatric dentists who are thinkers. Proficient and confident in all areas of Clinical Paediatric Dentistry, and capable of literature critique and in the conduct of scientific research. Our students will be able to use their skills and knowledge to set up paediatric dentistry services in both community and hospital settings.

- Objectives of the programme On completion of the programme the postgraduate should be able to demonstrate the following:

- Proficiency in the clinical skills required of a paediatric dentist

- A knowledge and understanding of communication skills relevant to paediatric dentistry

- Self-motivation and the capacity to learn and think critically and analytically

- An ability to analyse and evaluate scientific evidence

- A deep knowledge and understanding of paediatric dentistry

- An understanding of a broad range of research methods

- Skills to participate in dental research

- Course purpose -

The MSc Programme in Paediatric Dentistry at King’s College London is one of the best established in the UK. The course is exacting and only the highest calibre of student is accepted. You will work hard, but we hope you will have fun here as well and have a memorable life experience.

Our aim is to produce students who will be at the forefront of Paediatric Dentistry, as clinicians, teachers and future leaders. The clinical activity is predominantly based at St Thomas’ Hospital, Waterloo, with seminars and clinics at Guy’s Hospital, London Bridge and at King’s College Hospital, located in Denmark Hill.

- Course format and assessment -

Modular programme consisting of 180 credits, plus an additional 180 credits of non-modular supervised clinical work (360 credits in total) as follows:

(i) Two taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of Paediatric Dentistry usually assessed by written examination;

(ii) One clinical module, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients, practical, or oral examinations;

(iii) One research module assessed by a written research project report and an oral examination.

Career prospects

The majority of overseas graduates return to their own country to practice paediatric dentistry. Home students use this programme for career progression in the UK and are only accepted if they already have a UK (NHS) National Training Number and training at either KCH or GSTT. For UK trainees, the MSc counts towards 2 years of their NTN training. For those overseas students who do require a 3 year training, an additional third year is available (the PGCert) following on from MSc.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

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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 offers practical experience in advanced conservation, fixed (conventionally prepared and resin-retained designs) and removable prosthodontics, and implant-supported prostheses for single missing teeth or partially edentulous cases, alongside an introduction to occlusal registration techniques and the range of diagnostic procedures required to ensure effective planning and design of oral reconstructions.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory.

In year one, students complete core modules to the value of (165 credits). In year two, students complete core modules to the value of (105 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits). In year three students complete clinical study (not credit bearing).

Core modules
-Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
-Principles of Treatment Core Module (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
-Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
-Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion
-Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 1
-Advanced Restorative Seminars - Clinical Log Book 1 and Case Reports 1
-Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
-Advanced Fixed, Removable, Implant and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2
-Prosthodontic Clinical Log Book and Case Reports 2
-Clinical Science and Research Methods

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

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through one-to-one clinical and laboratory instruction, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, individual work including a research project, self-directed learning and problem based learning.

Careers

This programme offers dental professionals the opportunity to extend their knowledge of fixed and removable prosthodontics in order to prepare them for a career in specialist practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice or an academic career in the field.

Employability
The majority of graduates completing the programme progress onto specialist lists in prosthodontics in the UK. Overseas graduates can apply to sit examinations to join relevant specialist lists in prosthodontics.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme is intensive with a strong practical emphasis. Students benefit from first-class facilities which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, including practical classes in the operative technique laboratory.

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A full-time, one-year (or for specialist registrars (StRs), a part-time, two-year) Master's programme that provides advanced knowledge in various areas of conservative dentistry. Read more
A full-time, one-year (or for specialist registrars (StRs), a part-time, two-year) Master's programme that provides advanced knowledge in various areas of conservative dentistry.

Degree information

The programme provides theoretical and practical experience in the conservative restoration of cases ranging from a single missing tooth to full mouth rehabilitation, utilising either tooth or implant-supported restorations.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of seven core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation module (60 credits). There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Clinical Science and Research Methods
-Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
-Principles of Treatment Core Course (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
-Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion
-Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
-Clinical and Laboratory Treatment (Conservative Dentistry)

Dissertation/report
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000–12,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group teaching, journal clubs, and one-to-one teaching in the clinical and laboratory situation. Assessment is through written papers (MCQ, MSA, and essays), mock written, oral and patient examination, supervised clinical work, internal graduate appraisal, logbooks, and the dissertation.

Careers

The programme is recommended for dental professionals wanting to upgrade and extend their knowledge and level of clinical practice of conservative dentistry in order to prepare for a career in private or mixed practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice, or an academic career in the field.
-Ministry of Defence: Dental Officer
-NHS: Specialist Registrar (Restorative Dentistry)
-Private practice
-NHS: Specialist Doctor
-University appointments: Clinical Teaching Fellow
-Further academic career as PhD student

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Trust Specialty Doctor in Restorative Dentistry, NHS Croydon University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
-Registrar Dentist, Eastman Dental Hospital (NHS)
-Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
-Dentist, Smile Point Dentistry
-Dental Surgeon, Government of Montserrat

Employability
The programme enjoys an excellent reputation for producing graduates possessing sound clinical skills based on a solid theoretical knowledge background.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The MS Conservative Dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute is an intensive programme which maintains a good balance between theoretical knowledge and practical application, in addition to a research component.

Students gain theoretical and practical clinical and laboratory experience in the conservative restoration of cases ranging from a single missing tooth to full mouth rehabilitation, utilising either tooth or implant-supported restorations. This is accomplished through exposure to advanced diagnosis and treatment planning procedures, clinical practice, as well as undertaking the laboratory work for their patients as keys to successful clinical treatment.

The programme has been running for many years and enjoys great world-wide reputation.

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This is a full-time two year, or part-time three-year Master's programme comprising theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research. Read more
This is a full-time two year, or part-time three-year Master's programme comprising theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research.

Degree information

The programme offers practical experience in advanced conservation, fixed (conventionally prepared and resin-retained designs) and removable prosthodontics, and implant-supported prostheses for single missing teeth, partial or completely edentulous cases, alongside an introduction to occlusal registration techniques and the range of diagnostic procedures required to ensure effective planning and design of oral reconstructions.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory.

Year One consists of core modules (165 credits). Year Two consists of core modules (105 credits), and a dissertation (90 credits). Year Three (Speciality/Advanced Training only) is not credit-bearing. There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
-Principles of Treatment Core Module (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
-Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
-Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion
-Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care I
-Advanced Restorative Seminars - Clinical Log Book I and Case Reports I
-Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
-Advanced Fixed, Removable, Implant and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
-Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2
-Prosthodontic Clinical Log Book and Case Reports 2
-Clinical Science and Research Methods

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

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through one-to-one clinical and laboratory instruction, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, individual work including a research project, self-directed learning and problem-based learning.

Careers

The majority of graduates continue their progression to specialist training in prosthodontics to gain entry to the prosthodontic specialist list.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme offers an intensive programme with a strong practical emphasis. Students benefit from first-class facilities which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, including practical classes in the operative technique laboratory. Approximately two-thirds of the programme is allocated to clinical and laboratory work for patients.

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This is an established and popular modular course in fixed and removable prosthodontics and is suitable for dentists contemplating an academic career or to improve your clinical practice. Read more
This is an established and popular modular course in fixed and removable prosthodontics and is suitable for dentists contemplating an academic career or to improve your clinical practice. You will develop enhanced skills and understanding of the scientific basis and practice of prosthodontics so that you become competent in the diagnosis and treatment of more complex problems.

Why study Prosthodontics at Dundee?

This course will help you build upon the skills you earned in your dental undergraduate course and develop these skills in a clinical environment.

The staff teaching this course are experienced in diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function in patients with a range of dental problems. You will receive close supervision and support when treating patients throughout the course. All clinical facilities, equipment and materials are provided.

What's so good about Prosthodontics at Dundee?

The School of Dentistry at the University of Dundee is based in the Dental School and Hospital and is located on the University's city campus. The Dental School, which was inaugurated in 1916, is at the forefront of research, teaching and clinical dental practice and benefits from being an integral part of the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.

The Dental School performs consistently well in league tables for both research and teaching. The University of Dundee Dental School is a top UK dental school as noted in the Guardian University Guide 2011 and The Complete University Guide.

The Dental School has a reputation as a supportive and nurturing environment which gives students the opportunity to fulfil their aspirations to achieve excellence clinically and academically.

Teaching & Assessment

This course is taught by staff in the School of Dentistry.

The course is two years long and begins every second year, in September (2012, 2014, 2016 etc), and finishes at the end of June in the second year. Teaching follows the European week, i.e. Mondays to Fridays inclusive.

How you will be taught

Students will attend lectures, seminars and laboratory demonstrations. Students will treat patients under supervision on two half days per week, and carry out some of the laboratory work as advised by course tutors. More than one module may be taught concurrently and clinical work will be undertaken on regular sessions throughout the course.

Provision will be made for personal study time throughout the course and students are expected to make good use of this time to prepare for the assessments and to read widely on the subject of prosthodontics.

What you will study

Every candidate for the Degree shall be required to undertake the prescribed course of study and submit a dissertation. Candidates will be required to present themselves for examination, including oral examination.

The various aspects of fixed prosthodontics will be performed on a phantom head before proceeding to the clinic as it is considered important to thoroughly revise techniques to ensure a high standard of clinical work. This includes endodontics, post preparation, core build-ups and preparations for inlays, crowns, bridges and resin-retained bridges.

There are eight modules, all of which must be completed satisfactorily, together with a research project. The modules and their associated SCQF (the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits are as follows:

Introductory module (20 credits)
Radiology Decontamination and infection control
Communication and IT skills
Clinical photography
Dental caries - diagnosis and management
Periodontal disease - diagnosis and management
Treatment planning in Restorative Dentistry
Health care law and administration
Complete dentures (20 credits)
Partial dentures (20 credits)
Operative and adhesive dentistry (20 credits)
Endodontics (20 credits)
Laboratory-fabricated restorations (20 credits)
Applied dental materials (20 credits)
Dentistry for the elderly (10 credits)
Dissertation, including research methods and basic statistics (30 credits)

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be comprised of a one-hour written short-answer examination for each taught module. Reports of four cases treated by the candidate will be presented to the external examiner at the final examination at the end of the course.

Students carry out a research project related to fixed and removable prosthodontics or dental materials and produce a typed and bound dissertation. This will include a critical review of the literature. It is anticipated that the proportion of time spent on the research project should be approximately 25% of the course.

The results of the module assessments and the logbook of clinical activity will be scrutinised by the examiners.

All components will carry equal weighting and candidates must achieve a pass in all examination.

Careers

This course provides good preparation for the MFDS examination of the Royal Colleges but is not approved for eligibility to sit the MRD examination.

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The School of Dentistry was founded in 1916. We remain at the forefront of research, teaching and clinical dental practice. We perform consistently well in university league tables and are a top UK dental school. Read more
The School of Dentistry was founded in 1916. We remain at the forefront of research, teaching and clinical dental practice. We perform consistently well in university league tables and are a top UK dental school. We are a friendly school with a reputation providing a supportive and nurturing environment. This allows students to fulfil their aspirations and achieve clinical and academic excellence. The school provides a dedicated area for postgraduate private study known as 'The Hub'.

How you will be taught

You will attend lectures and seminars and will be encouraged to participate in discussion of the chosen topic. Provision will be made for personal study time and students are expected to use this to increase their knowledge and understanding of endodontology and prepare for assessments.

Practical skills will be taught first using a combination of natural and plastic teeth in a laboratory. Clinical skills will be further developed by treating patients under supervision.

You will be expected to write up and present your completed cases on a regular basis

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be comprised of a one-hour written short-answer examination for each taught module. You will carry out a research project related to endodontology and produce a typed and bound dissertation. This will include a critical review of the literature. It is anticipated that the proportion of time spent on the research project should be approximately 25% of the course.

The results of modular assessments, logbook of clinical activity, case presentations and dissertation will be scrutinized by the examiners. All components will carry equal weighting and candidates must achieve a pass in all examinations.

What you will study

The programme has nine modules. These must be completed and passed and includes a research project. The modular topics have been chosen to run in parallel with the Prosthodontic course and will also provide a good foundation in restorative dentistry. The modules and the associated SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits are as follows:

1. Preparing for specialist practice (20 credits)
2. Operative and Adhesive Dentistry (25 credits)
3. Applied dental materials (15 credits)
4. Dissertation (60 credits)
5. Foundation of endodontics (25 credits)
6. Endodontic treatment (25 credits)
7. Nonsurgical endodontic treatment (25 credits)
8. Periradicular surgery (15 credits)
9. Advanced Endodontic practice (30 credits)

Employability

On completion of this course students may consider an academic career or specialised clinical practice

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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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