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DClinDent

Prosthodontics

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.
Clinical Dentistry postgraduate

Course description

The DClinDent is suited to all dentists that wish to pursue specialist training in one of the restorative monospecialties and wish to prepare for the specialty membership examinations in endodontics, periodontology and prosthodontics of The Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).

Candidates will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and critical awareness of the issues that determine successful outcomes, informed by the forefront of knowledge in restorative dentistry; in accordance with the requirements of the UK’s GDC specialist curricula. We will foster your ability for decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations, resulting in sound judgements and allowing you to plan and implement tasks at a professional level. You will learn how to communicate clearly and professionally to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Distinct and carefully mapped opportunities to work and interact with colleagues in the other two restorative disciplines and other hospital trainees will give doctorate students the opportunity to develop their skills in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Final year students (Year 3) can choose to sit a conjoint examination where successful candidates will be awarded the degree of DClinDent and specialty membership (RCSEd) in prosthodontics.

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Modules

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
  • Speciality Programme in Endodontics, Periodontics, or Prosthodontics

Year 3

  • Clinical Practice Programme: New Patient 3
  • Research Project: Completion and and Write Up
  • Clinical Practice Programme: Treatment of Own Patients
  • Speciality Programme in Endodontics, Periodontics, or Prosthodontics

Teaching

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

Assessment

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

Duration

3 years full-time

Entry requirements

You must have a university-accredited degree in dental surgery that enables the practice of dentistry and 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

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

dentalpgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 215 9318 or +44 114 215 9319

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.