School of Clinical Dentistry,
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
This DClinDent covers all aspects of the oral care of children and adolescents. The course is taught by leading experts in paediatric dentistry, and provides the academic and clinical skills you need to practise. You'll develop an evidence-based and 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. In addition, the curriculum and clinical training provided by this course would allow you to sit the Intercollegiate Membership in Paediatric Dentistry or the Surgical Royal Colleges.
By attending consultant clinics and multidisciplinary clinics, you’ll gain experience of diagnosis and treatment planning. The academic basis of paediatric dentistry is taught by lectures, tutorials and coursework. You’ll also come together with other students to learn about behaviour management, clinical management and dental public health.
Once you've graduated, you’ll be competent in diagnosing oral conditions in children and adolescents, and you'll be able to care for the common oral and dental needs of paediatric patients.
You’ll develop a comprehensive knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of paediatric restorative materials, as well as knowledge of the common non-pharmacological behaviour management techniques for children and adolescents.
You’ll also know the principles of joint care involving dentoalveolar surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, restorative and orthodontics.
The following costs aren't included in your course fees:
- dissertation binding
- essential textbooks
- registration, travel and accommodation expenses for any external conferences and meetings
- examination fees and related expenses for external examinations
- Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
- Principles of Clinical Management
- Dental Public Health: Application and Critique
- Dental Public Health: Foundation and Theory
- Principles of Paediatric Dentistry I and II
- Paediatric Dentistry Case Studies
- Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis Principles
- Research Project Literature Review
- Clinical Paediatric Dentistry Practice Programme I, II and III
- Introduction to Statistics
- Paediatric Dentistry Thesis
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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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 student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
- Clinical skills laboratory sessions
- Case-based discussion
- Extensive practical clinical experience
Parts of the course are taught with other disciplines. This creates a rich and lively environment for your learning.
- Continuous assessment
- Examinations with clinical and academic components
- Dissertation based on a research project
- Presentation of selected patients
3 years full-time
You need a basic dental qualification, and a minimum of two years’ post-qualification clinical experience. MFDS or FDS is essential for UK students, and desirable if you are based elsewhere.
You must also meet our health and Disclosure and Barring Service requirements for clinical courses.
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 215 9318 or +44 114 215 9319
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.