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Periodontics MClinDent

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

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Start date(s):

  • September 2023
Masters level study – Webinar - 29 March, 14:00-15:00 (BST)  

Overview

The periodontium can be affected by a wide range of diseases and conditions including periodontitis, one of the most common inflammatory diseases worldwide. This course will equip you with the skills to provide specialist level care for the diagnosis, prevention and management of periodontal diseases as well as the placement and restoration of dental implants.

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 Periodontics.

The course has a particular focus on Implant Dentistry and satisfies the requirements of the Training Standards in Implant Dentistry.

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 Periodontal and Implant Dentistry practice.

You will gain extensive clinical experience; 2,700 hours during the three-year programme. By the end of your MClinDent in Periodontics, 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.

It is also good preparation for dentists planning to sit the Diploma in Implant Dentistry, offered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Modules

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.

How you'll learn

Your development

Your clinical experience involves:

  • clinical skills training (operative, periodontics, 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.

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2023 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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School of Dental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8140
Email: dentpgt-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

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