DClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry


Study mode:

  • Full time


  • 3 years Full time

Fees 2020/21:

  • Home / EU   To be confirmed

  • Overseas     To be confirmed

The Application window is now open for September 2020 entry.

Why choose the DClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry at Sheffield?

The School of Clinical Dentistry at Sheffield is one of the leading dental academic institutions in the United Kingdom. With excellent links to Schools and Departments within the University and Sheffield Hospitals. This modular DClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry covers all aspects of the oral care of children and adolescents. This course is 3 years full-time.

Next available intake

The next intake will be in September 2020 and the application window is open now.  The closing date for applications is 30 November 2019.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or students numbers. In the event of any change we will consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Entry Requirements

A BDS dental degree

Two years minimum postgraduate experience, preferably two years

Students whose first language isn't English require IELTS 7 with a minimum score of 6 in each component. This certificate cannot be more than 2 years old from the start date of the programme.

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Fees and Funding

Fees 2020/21:

  • Home / EU   To be confirmed

  • Overseas      To be confirmed

(Please note each year our fee's include a small inflationary increase)

Postgraduate Taught Tuition Fees

Additional Costs

Students are expected to meet the cost of essential text books, dissertation binding (£14 per copy) and all registration, travel and accommodation expenses for any external conferences and meetings. Students wishing to sit external examinations are expected to meet all examination fees and related expenses.


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Application Information

Please submit the following with your application:

  • Degree certificate (including translation)

  • University transcript (including translation)

  • 2 up to date references

  • CV

  • Personal statement

  • English language certificate

Health clearance

All new postgraduate students entering a programme which involves exposure to human blood or other body fluids and tissues must conform to the national guidelines for the protection of patients, healthcare workers and students. If you are undertaking a clinical course you will be expected to achieve a satisfactory level of immunity in respect of Hepatitis B before admission. You will be tested for Hepatitis C and HIV on commencement of your course and if you are found to be Hepatitis C antibody positive or you are an infectious carrier of HIV, then you will be unable to continue.

If you have serious health problems, or know that you are infected with Hepatitis B, C or HIV, you must disclose this information on your application form. All potential students with significant health problems will be individually assessed for suitability. Our immunisation requirements are constantly being reviewed to ensure we meet with current Department of Health guidance. You will be required to comply with these if you are offered a place. We will advise you further when you apply.

Criminal Records Bureau

Depending on your chosen course of study, if you are a UK resident, places may be subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure and registration with the Vetting and Barring Scheme. If you are an overseas applicant, your application may be subject to a satisfactory check from your local police station (sometimes referred to as a Certificate of Good Conduct) along with registration with the Vetting and Barring Scheme. We will advise you further when you apply.

Applying for the programme is a two stage process

Stage 1: Selection Committee

Applications at this stage will be considered by staff who will create a short list of applications to be invited to interview. After this initial decision-making process, the outcome will be to either attend for an interview or to reject.

Stage 2: Interviews

All shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.

Following the interview the decision will be one of the following:

  • A place to study will be offered
  • You will be offered a place on the reserve list
  • You will be rejected

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Programme Outline

Through attendance at consultant clinics and multidisciplinary clinics students will gain experience of diagnosis, treatment planning and on supervised clinics treatment. The academic basis of paediatric dentistry is taught by lectures, tutorials and course work. Students will also join with other students to undertake teaching in behaviour management, clinical management and dental public health to provide a wide grounding.

The course stresses evidence based practice and students will be taught appraisal skills and research methods. All masters students will undertake a dissertation/research project.

Aims and Objectives

Overall Aims

  • The knowledge and skills to undertake specialised dental care of the child and adolescent.

  • Understanding of evidence-based practice and research methods.

  • Ability and desire to maintain life-long learning.

Learning Objectives

  • Be competent to diagnose oral conditions in the child and adolescent

  • Be able to select special investigations to aid diagnosis of oral and dental conditions

  • Be able to care for the common oral and dental needs of a child and adolescent

  • Understand and be competent to undertake a risk assessment

  • Know and be able to charactise the prevalence and aetiology of oral conditions in the child and adolescent.

  • Critically evaluate the importance of facial growth and dental development.

  • Have a comprehensive knowledge the advantages and disadvantages of paediatric restorative materials and be able to apply this knowledge

  • Know and be able to apply the common non-pharmacological behaviour management techniques for the child and adolescent.

  • Understand and employ the issues of consent in the child and adolescent

  • Understand the principles of paediatric dentistry treatment planning.

  • Understand the principles of joint working with Paediatric Specialities.

  • Know the acute and long-term management of dental trauma.

  • Know the principles of joint care involving dentoalveolar surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, restorative and orthodontics.

  • Have some knowledge of the management of patients with craniofacial syndromes such as cleft lip and palate.

  • Know and be able to apply the common pharmacological behaviour management techniques for the child and adolescent.

  • Have an understanding of dental public health.

  • Understand the concepts of and importance of clinical governance

  • Be able to undertake clinical audit

  • Understanding of research methods.

  • Have the ability to critically appraise the literature.

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a research proposal.

  • Be able to present research and clinical findings.


  • Selecting Dental Materials for Clinical Applications
  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Paediatric Dentistry I
  • Principles of Clinical Management
  • Dental Public Health: Foundation & Theory
  • Paediatric Dentistry II
  • Paediatric Dentistry Case Studies
  • Dissertation/Research Project 

Assessment methods

  • Formative coursework, including journal clubs

  • Formative assessment of clinical care

  • Summative examinations at the end of each module

  • Research project

Teaching methods

  • Experiential clinical learning

  • Lectures

  • Seminars

  • Coursework

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