DClinDent Endodontics

School of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Dental professionals from all over the world come to Sheffield for postgraduate courses that enhance their careers.

We offer clinical and non-clinical courses that will further your career and develop your interests.

All our courses are based on internationally-recognised research. All our course leaders are registered specialists in their disciplines.

We have facilities for treatment under sedation, a dental radiography department, oral pathology laboratories and a hospital dental production laboratory.

About the course

This is an intensive mix of lectures, seminars and clinical work, enabling you to develop your skills and expertise to specialist level.

Working with colleagues from related specialisms to manage patient care, you'll develop the confidence to make sound judgements in complex, unpredictable situations.

Over the three years, you'll learn sophisticated research methods and apply them in a scientific research investigation, with specific outcomes for each year of study.

As part of the course, you will design and implement a research project that advances understanding in the discipline.

The course conforms to the GDC's Specialist Curricula. It covers the theory and skills needed to manage and treat endodontics and general restorative interdisciplinary cases.

Core modules

Year 1

  • Principles of Periodontal Treatment
  • Principles of Endodontic treatment
  • Principles of Conservative Dentistry
  • Management of the Partially Dentate Patient I
  • Research Project: Literature Review
  • Clinical practice programme: New Patient I

Year 2

  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Principles of Clinical Management
  • Clinical Practice Programme: New Patient II
  • Research Project: Experimental Work Data Collection
  • Clinical Practice Programme – Treatment of Own Patients
  • Specialty Programme in Endodontics

Year 3

  • Clinical Practice Programme: New Patient III
  • Research Project: Completion and Write Up
  • Clinical Practice Programme: Treatment of Own Patients
  • Specialty Programme in Endodontics


  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Demonstrations
  • Clinical skills laboratory sessions
  • Case-based discussion
  • Extensive practical clinical experience


  • Competency-based continuous clinical assessments
  • Formal exams
  • Oral presentations
  • Written assignments
  • Research project

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Archana Singh, postgraduate in the School of Clinical Dentistry

Key facts

Course duration

3 years full-time

Entry requirements

You need to fulfill these two conditions:
• Hold a university-accredited degree in Dental Surgery that enables the practice of dentistry.
• Have a minimum of two years' post-qualification experience in any sphere of restorative dentistry, including general dental practice

You must also meet our health and Disclosure and Barring Service requirements for clinical courses

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Your career

We offer clinical and non-clinical courses that will further your career and develop your interests. Many of our clinical graduates go on to specialist dental practice, hospital practice or academic posts. Our established outduction programme will support you when you graduate, helping you to compete in an international job market.

World-leading dental school

Our internationally recognised oral and dental research is organised into two overarching themes: ‘clinical and person centred’ and ‘basic and applied’. These themes are supported by three interdisciplinary research groups: Bioengineering and Health Technologies, Integrated Bioscience, and Person Centred and Population Oral Health.

We believe that dental science should not be constrained by the traditional boundaries created by specific clinical disciplines and that progress derives from a multidisciplinary approach. Our research supports our teaching, enabling a blended approach to learning.

Your course will make the most of virtual learning environments and advanced practical sessions, as well as traditional lectures and seminars.


The DClinDent Programme is run by the School of Clinical Dentistry of the University of Sheffield, which is the accrediting body for the final DClinDent Qualification.

You will use learning and teaching facilities in the School and the clinical facilities in the adjoining Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The School has a dedicated and extremely helpful postgraduate office that will help you manage all your administrative course requirements.

The School is well equipped with state-of-the-art modern facilities to enable the provision of a leading edge postgraduate education with excellent research facilities. The School is currently investing in Haptic Technology for teaching operative and endodontic procedures.

The Hospital facilities are designed and operate to a very high standard of patient care and all patient care will be conducted under the supervision of experienced clinical staff that are recognised (by the GDC) as specialists in their fields. You'll complete your clinical training in the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital. There are 150 dental units with modern facilities for treatment under sedation, a well-equipped dental radiography department, oral pathology laboratories and a hospital dental production laboratory.

We have new modern research facilities and laboratories for tissue culture, molecular biology, materials science and histology-microscopy. All laboratories have dedicated technical support and academic expertise to guide you.

Health clearance

As you will be starting a course that involves exposure to human blood or other body fluids and tissues, you must conform to the national guidelines for the protection of patients, health care workers and students.

Before admission to this clinical course you will need to achieve a satisfactory level of Hepatitis B immunity. You'll be tested for Hepatitis C and HIV when you start. If you are found to be Hepatitis C antibody positive or an infectious carrier of HIV, then you may not be able to continue.

If you have serious health problems, or know that you are infected with Hepatitis B, C or HIV, you must tell us on your application form. We assess all potential students with significant health problems.

Our immunisation requirements are constantly being reviewed to ensure we meet current Department of Health guidance. You need to comply with these if you are offered a place. You'll get more information when you apply, but if you have any questions on health clearance issues, please get in touch.

Disclosure and Barring Service

If you apply for one of our clinical courses, you'll need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure. If you do have any criminal convictions or cautions (including verbal cautions) and bind-over orders, please tell us about them on your application form.

If you have not lived in the UK in the preceding five years before you commence our programme, you'll need to provide us with a Certificate of Good Standing from the police authority in your home country.

You'll get more information on the DBS and the Certificate of Good Standing when you apply.

Local NHS policies and procedures

Clinical training in Charles Clifford Dental Hospital requires you to comply with their policies and procedures, which include the Department of Health policy on being ‘bare below the elbow’. For clarification on these policies and procedures before you apply, please see our website.

Policies and procedures

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our

Postgraduate Online application form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: dentalpgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 271 7884