MClinDent Orthodontics

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 intensive mix of lectures, seminars and clinical work teaches the academic and clinical skills needed to practise orthodontics.

You'll develop an evidence-based, critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry. By the time you graduate, you should be able to diagnose and manage most conditions pertaining to orthodontics.

A focus on research skills will give you the confidence to complete future clinical or laboratory-based research programmes.

This course will run in 2015 and 2016 for UK/EEA nationals only. From September 2017 the course will then be available to both UK/EEA nationals and non-UK/EEA nationals.

Core modules

  • Principles of Clinical Orthodontics I
  • Principles of Clinical Orthodontics II
  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Principles of Clinical Management
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Orthodontic Case Studies and Dissertation
  • Clinical Orthodontic Practice Programmes I
  • Clinical Orthodontic Practice Programmes II
  • Clinical Orthodontic Practice Programmes III
  • Systematically Reviewing the Research Literature
  • Research Project Literature Review
  • Orthodontic Thesis

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Demonstrations
  • Clinical sessions
  • Laboratory and typodont exercises
  • Working with a number of patients, you'll get extensive practical clinical experience in the use of fixed, removable and functional appliances

Assessment

  • Continuous assessment
  • Final exam with clinical and academic components
  • Dissertation based on research project
  • Presentation of selected patient records

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Archana Singh, postgraduate in the School of Clinical Dentistry



Key facts

Course duration

2 years full-time

Entry requirements

You need a primary university dental degree from an approved institution, and a minimum of two years' post-qualification clinical experience. You must also meet our health and Disclosure and Barring Service requirements for clinical courses.

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.

Facilities

You'll complete your clinical training in Sheffield's 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 also have purpose-built research and service laboratories and equipment. There's a core facility for cell and tissue culture and labs for microbiology, electron microscopy, histology, histochemistry and immuno-cytochemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, proteomics and materials science.

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

If you apply for one of our clinical courses, you'll be undertaking clinical training in the local NHS Foundation Trust's Dental Hospital. You must comply with their policies and procedures which include the Department of Health policy on being 'bare below the elbow'.

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:

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