Applying for a DClinDent Restorative Dentistry
(Endodontics / Periodontics / Prosthodontics)
How your application will be considered
Only applications with all required supporting documentation uploaded by the deadline will be considered.
- Supporting documentation required
Degree certificate (including translation)
University transcript (including translation)
2 up to date references
English language certificate.
Conditional offers cannot be made for those candidates that do not upload all required supporting documentation and who do not meet the minimum requirements for the course. The School does not make conditional offers on the submission of supporting documents.
In the event that someone has withdrawn from the course and there are no reserve applications available a new selection process will take place and applications submitted after the deadline will be considered as part of this process.
Applying for the DClinDent 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 applicants to be invited for interview.
After this initial decision-making process, the outcome will be to either attend for an interview or reject.
The shortlist decision date: candidates will be contacted in December/early January
Stage 2: Interviews
Interviews will take place at The School of Clinical Dentistry in January.
Applicants should make sure that they are available for interview either via SKYPE or in person prior to submitting their application.
Final decisions will be communicated to interviewed applicants by the end of March 2018 unless otherwise informed.
Following the interview the decision will be one of the following:
You will be rejected
You will be offered to go on a reserve list.
If you are offered a place to study you will be required to pay a deposit of up to £5,000 (Five thousand pounds sterling) to confirm your place on the course. Candidates unable to pay the fee deposit by the deadline may lose their place.
Courses that involve exposure to human blood or other body fluids and tissues, require students to 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 may be unable 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.
Disclosure and Barring Service
You will 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 will 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
You will 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’. If you need any clarification on these policies and procedures before you apply, please see our website.
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