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
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.