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  • Course Duration

    3 years full-time

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  • Last Updated

    23 April 2018

Course content

The DClinDent in Prosthodontics is a three-year, full-time programme which will allow the candidate to achieve specialist-level training in orthodontics, together with a taught professional Doctorate, and will also prepare them for the Speciality Membership Examinations of one of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of the UK.

The DClinDent aims to provide doctoral level educational opportunities to enable students to develop, consolidate and enhance their range of academic and clinical competencies to enable independent and reflective practice at the standard of a specialist in each clinical discipline.

Programme structure

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

For Year 1 and Year 2 students, there will be a written exam at the end of each semester.

In addition to the above, at the end of Year 2, students will also have oral exams.

Successful completion of the first two years of the programme will allow students to proceed to Year 3 of the programme. In Year 3, students will present the following:

a) a clinical governance project b) a systematic review of a topic related to orthodontics c) two fully documented patient case presentations d) two unseen (diagnostic) cases will also form part of this examination

The third year of the DClinDent programme will be structured over three semesters and during this time the student will be timetabled to four protected academic sessions each week with the remaining time dedicated to primarily independent clinical practice and inter-disciplinary patient management.

Programme structure:

Year 1 courses:

  • Introductory Course in Prosthodontics
  • Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Dental Materials Science
  • Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature
  • Prosthodontics - Clinical Patient Care 1

Year 2 courses:

  • Occlusion and Advanced Prosthodontics
  • Endodontics, Periodontics and Interdisciplinary Care
  • Digital Applications in Prosthodontics
  • Implant Supported Prosthodontics
  • Dissertation
  • Prosthodontics - Clinical Patient Care 2

Year 3 courses:

  • Systematic Review
  • Clinical Patient Care 3
  • Clinical Governance Project
  • Specialist-Level Clinical Case-Reports

Learning outcomes

On completion of the DClinDent, the student will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Apply and demonstrate critical prosthodontic knowledge and skills beyond that gained from undergraduate and fundamental dental education and training.
  • Become self-sufficient in the application of prosthodontics (including fundamental endodontics, periodontics and interdisciplinary approaches) to follow a career within the discipline.
  • Demonstrate autonomy in the application of research and evidence based dentistry to support clinical activity.
  • Demonstrate patient management to the standard of a specialist (including laboratory work, interdisciplinary planning and administration).

Career opportunities

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

Visit the Prosthodontics (DClinDent) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!





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