- School of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
- 2 years full-time
Fees and funding
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.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact Alice Firth:
T: +44 (0)114 271 7884
About the course
This course teaches the academic and clinical skills you need to practise orthodontics. You’ll develop an evidence-based, critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry. A focus on research skills will give you the confidence to complete future clinical or laboratory-based research programmes
If you're 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 a 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 won't 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 with 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.
We offer clinical and non-clinical courses that will further your career and develop your interests. Many of our 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 has two themes: 'Person Centred' and 'Basic and Applied'. Each theme has three research groups: Bioengineering and Health Technologies, Person Centred and Population Oral Health Research, and Integrated Bioscience. Together these groups push boundaries, making us one of the leading research centres in the country.
This research supports our 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.
You'll complete your clinical training in Sheffield's Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 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.
Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority
If you apply for one of our clinical courses, you'll need a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Enhanced Disclosure. You'll also need to register on the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) with the Independent Safeguarding Authority.
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. You'll get more information on the CRB and VBS 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'.
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