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5877f - Endodontics MClinDent

Endodontics MClinDent

Follow a programme of study that aligns with the UK specialist curriculum for Endodontics and prepares candidates to sit Royal College MEndo examinations.

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Pulp and periapical disease, including post-treatment disease and the complications of dentoalveolar trauma present a significant disease burden worldwide. Train with Newcastle University to gain specialist skills for endodontic clinical practice, and to engage in endodontic education, research and scholarship.

Our new suite of MClinDent programmes has a common foundation of Restorative Dentistry. We have created three bespoke options to enable dentists to acquire specialist skills and knowledge in the fields of:

All three elements will be studied in stage 1 of the MClinDent and will remain a common theme in stages 2 and 3 as you continue in your speciality of Endodontics.

The MClinDent programmes are designed to align with the General Dental Council’s UK curricula for specialist training in Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics and can prepare students to sit the Membership examinations at the UK Royal Colleges.

You should then be able to use the clinical and academic portfolio of evidence that you have built to demonstrate equivalence to the GDC’s curriculum in either Periodontics, Endodontics or Prosthodontics in relation to specialist listing. The information about specialist listing in the UK is held by the GDC. Find out more.

It is important to note that successful completion of one of these programmes does not guarantee acceptance by Royal College to sit their examinations or registration as a specialist through the GDC in the UK.




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What you'll learn

The School of Dental Sciences combines academic learning and clinical training to provide students with a systematic understanding of the evidence base and theoretical principles which underpin specialist endodontic practise and the provision of oral and dental care to patients.

You will gain extensive clinical experience; 2,700 hours during the three-year programme. By the end of your MClinDent in Endodontology, you will demonstrate that you can deliver specialist clinical skills with consistency and confidence, and should be eligible to present for Royal College membership examinations.


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Delivery and teaching methods

  • Several cadaveric surgical training courses at the state-of-the-art Newcastle Surgical Training Centre
  • Small group teaching
  • Clinical experience
  • Specialist diagnostic clinics
  • Supervised patient treatment clinics
  • Multidisciplinary case-based discussion and critical review
  • Reflective learning research projects

Assessment methods

Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Professional skills assessments
  • Oral examination
  • Oral presentation
  • Viva
  • Written examination

Our staff

John Whitworth is a Professor of Endodontology, an honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Endodontics) and is currently President of the European Society of Endodontology. Read more

There is also a diverse NHS team of specialists working with students on the MClinDent.

Your development

Your clinical experience involves:

  • clinical skills training (operative, endodontics, occlusion, implant dentistry, management of temporomandibular disorders)
  • supervised patient treatment sessions
  • diagnostic clinics
  • laboratory work (including a laboratory course)
  • observation of consultant-led clinics

You'll start patient treatment in the second term. This includes three treatment sessions per week and up to two diagnostic clinics.

There is continued exposure to diagnostic clinics and observation of consultants providing treatment. Clinical-related activity accounts for approximately 60% of the scheduled time.

Your future

Our graduates have progressed to careers in:

  • enhanced dental practice
  • specialist practice
  • restorative consultancy positions (in the UK and abroad)
  • senior academic posts

Our MClinDent is highly regarded by our external examiners and by former students. Our students value and see the importance of engaging with like-minded and enthusiastic colleagues.


The School of Dental Sciences is modern, occupying a spacious, purpose-built facility. We enjoy well-equipped, light and airy clinics. You'll have access to our dental e-learning portfolio (identity).

We have a range of research laboratories and a clinical research facility. This enables us to offer clinical training/research opportunities of the highest international standard.

Find out more about the school facilities or take a virtual tour.


Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

Year 1

Home students: £50,000

International students: £50,000

Year 2

Home students: £50,000

International students: £50,000

Year 3

Home students: £50,000

International students: £50,000

Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Academic entry requirements

  • You must have a Primary Dental degree (e.g. BDS, BChD, DDS).
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an entrance interview via Zoom. This will entail a short critical appraisal and discussion exercise.

Clinical requirements

  • At least 3-years’ of postgraduate clinical practice equivalent to Foundation Dental Training and Dental Core Training in the UK.

English Language requirements

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).

Pre-sessional English Language
Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

How to apply

Before you start

Start Dates

The course starts in September.

Closing Dates

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2022.

Specialised application information

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an entrance interview via Zoom. This will entail a short critical appraisal and discussion exercise.

Alongside your application please submit a personal statement including:

  • details of clinical, academic and research experience you have gained since qualifying
  • the reasons why you want to study MClinDent in Endodontics
  • the reasons why you want to study at Newcastle University

English Language Requirements for this programme must be achieved before the application deadline (31 May 2022). Conditional offers will not be made in relation to English Language Entry requirements


If you are an international student or a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland and you need a visa to study in the UK, you must:

  • pay a deposit of £3,500 within 4 weeks of the date of the conditional offer letter

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study with us. The deposit is non-refundable, but we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.

Programme code

Full time (36 months) - 5877F

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Open days and events

You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

School of Dental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8140


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