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Prosthodontics MClinDent

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

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Prosthodontics is focused on the replacement of missing teeth and the associated soft and hard tissues experienced by so many of the world's population. By providing prostheses like crowns, bridges, dentures we seek to alleviate the impacts of tooth loss on life. Learn with Newcastle University to gain and integrate the specialist skills, knowledge and understanding in prosthodontics to do this for your patients.

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 Prosthodontics.

The first cohort for this course will be in the academic year 2023/24.

Prospective students are encouraged to complete this expression of interest form and we will notify you when we can accept applications.

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 Prosthodontic dentistry practice 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 Prosthodontics, you will demonstrate that you can deliver specialist clinical skills with 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

Professor Giles McCracken has over 20 years of experience in Restorative Dentistry and is a Newcastle University Graduate. Find out more about Professor McCracken here

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, prosthodontics, 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.

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.

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

Find out about how you can visit Newcastle in person and virtually

Overseas events

We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

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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


For more general enquiries you could also complete our online enquiry form.

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