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MSc Paediatric Dentistry


Course Description

Summary

The MSc in Paediatric Dentistry is for dental graduates wanting to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia.

Paediatric dentistry encompasses many aspects of general dentistry and specialist skills in the care of infants, children and adolescents. The broad nature of the work requires a combination of medical, dental and communications skills.

As part of the clinical training, you will be treating patients in consultant, trauma and sedation clinics. You’ll treat a wide range of medically compromised children, which may require you to liaise with paediatric specialists and anaesthetists prior to treatment under general anaesthesia.

Accreditation

The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) aims to maintain and improve the quality of advanced education of Paediatric Dentistry in Europe. It has developed standards for educational instituitions to evaluate against. EAPD endorsement of this programme testifies to the standard of training we provide.

Course Content

Paediatric dentistry encompasses many aspects of general dentistry and specialist skills in the care of infants, children and adolescents. The broad nature of the work requires a combination of medical, dental and communications skills training. Modules cover paediatric-specific, general and research topics, reflecting the range of skills and knowledge the specialty demands.

Learning on the programme enables you to:
- Demonstrate in-depth and specialist knowledge of concepts and information, and master techniques relevant to clinical paediatric dentistry
- Exhibit a mastery in the exercise of generic dental and paediatrics-specific intellectual abilities
- Apply a comprehensive understanding of techniques to your research or advanced scholarship
- Proactively formulate, develop, implement and evaluate ideas and hypotheses
- Evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in dentistry with emphasis on paediatric dentistry.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates go on to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia. Some graduates choose the path of academic research and subsequently undertake a PhD.

Visit the MSc Paediatric Dentistry page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Recognised bachelor dentistry degree (BChD or BDS equivalent). Postgraduate experience equivalent to at least 2 years full-time clinical practice for all new graduates, and at least 1 year immediately prior to the start of the course for graduates of 3 years or more. Graduates seeking a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, to be eligible to register on the General Dental Council’s (GDC) Specialist Lists, must be accepted onto the programme as a Specialist Registrar with an NTN (National Training Number). Providing all necessary requirements are met, they are then eligible to undertake training for the relevant Royal College Memberships.

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