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    DClinDent
    2024 start September 

    Endodontics

    School of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Health

    In your second and third years you'll specialise in endodontics and gain extensive practical experience as you work with patients. This course prepares you for the specialty membership examinations in endodontics of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).
    DClinDent Periodontics

    Course description

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

    This is a three-year full-time clinical taught postgraduate course delivered by specialists.  All three monospecialites run simultaneously with a common first year for all students across the three disciplines.  This enables a strong multi-disciplinary grounding across all aspects of restorative dentistry.  The second and third years are speciality-specific (Endodontics) and you will study and develop your knowledge and skills in close collaboration and interaction with students in the other two specialities. This model fosters a broad learning experience, beyond that of your chosen speciality. A 1:4 clinical tutor-student ratio supports excellent clinical teaching, feedback, reflection and mentoring.

    You’ll have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and critical awareness of the issues that determine successful outcomes, informed by the latest research in restorative dentistry, in accordance with the requirements of the UK’s GDC specialist curricula. We’ll foster your ability to make sound judgements in complex and unpredictable situations, so you can plan and implement tasks at a professional level. You’ll 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 multidisciplinary environment.

    The first year of the course gives you a solid grounding in endodontic, periodontal and prosthodontic treatments. You’ll develop your clinical skills in our first-rate facilities and attend treatment planning clinics with course tutors. You’ll also carry out the literature review component of the research project.

    In the second and third years, you’ll treat patients and focus on your specialism of endodontics. You’ll carry out the experimental component of the research project and complete a thesis of publication standard.

    Final-year students (year 3) can choose to sit a conjoint examination. Successful candidates will be awarded the degree of DClinDent and speciality membership (RCSEd) in endodontics.

    The University of Sheffield has a memorandum of agreement with RCSEd on conjoint examinations in endodontics. This memorandum recognises this three-year programme as providing sufficient equivalence that the RCSEd will permit registered candidates to sit the Membership Examination in Endodontics; if successful, candidates will be granted the RCSEd Membership in Endodontics (the “MEndo RCSEd”) and the DClinDent (Endodontics) from the University of Sheffield.  

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    Modules

    A selection of modules are available each year - some examples are below. There may be changes before you start your course. From May of the year of entry, formal programme regulations will be available in our Programme Regulations Finder.

    Principles of Periodontal Treatment

    This module develops knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the theoretical background and scientific basis of Periodontology and integration of periodontal treatment in total patient care. The aetiology, classification and diagnosis of periodontal diseases and the multifactorial nature of disease susceptibility will be considered regarding the role of major risk factors. The epidemiology of periodontitis and the interaction between systemic diseases will be considered. Clinical skills training will include management of simple/moderate periodontal disease by non-surgical and surgical means. Students, working singly and in groups, will seek knowledge through a range of learning modalities: Lectures, critical appraisals and skills practice.

    15 credits
    Principles of Endodontics Treatment

    This module will develop knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of endodontic disease. Students will obtain a foundation of basic science knowledge relevant to the understanding of Endodontology. They will develop relevant knowledge and clinical skills in the principles of root canal treatment and be able to carry out non-complex treatment. They will develop knowledge on how to assess and manage endodontic complications within the context of other dental specialties and so understand treatment options. Students, working singly and in groups, will seek knowledge through a range of learning modalities: Lectures, critical appraisals and skills practice. This module will develop knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of endodontic disease. Students will obtain a foundation of basic science knowledge relevant to the understanding of Endodontology. They will develop relevant knowledge and clinical skills in the principles of root canal treatment and be able to carry out non-complex treatment. They will develop knowledge on how to assess and manage endodontic complications within the context of other dental specialties and so understand treatment options. Students, working singly and in groups, will seek knowledge through a range of learning modalities: Lectures, critical appraisals and skills practice. This module will develop knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of endodontic disease. Students will obtain a foundation of basic science knowledge relevant to the understanding of Endodontology. They will develop relevant knowledge and clinical skills in the principles of root canal treatment and be able to carry out non-complex treatment. They will develop knowledge on how to assess and manage endodontic complications within the context of other dental specialties and so understand treatment options. Students, working singly and in groups, will seek knowledge through a range of learning modalities: Lectures, critical appraisals and skills practice.

    15 credits
    Principles of Conservative Dentistry

    This module will develop knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of caries and other conditions that impact negatively on the biological health and structure of teeth. Students will obtain a foundation of basic science knowledge relevant to the understanding of Prosthodontics. They will develop relevant knowledge and clinical skills in the principles of management of compromised teeth and the dentition as a whole using direct and indirect restorative systems. They will learn when and how to provide the most appropriate restorative modalities to restore function and aesthetics in a predictable and durable manner with due attention to the achievement of occlusal harmony. Students, working singly and in groups, will seek knowledge through a range of learning modalities: Lectures, critical appraisals and skills practice.

    60 credits
    Management of the Partially Dentate Patient

    This module will develop knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the effect that loss of teeth has on function, aesthetics and the patient's psychological well-being. Students will develop an in-depth and critical understanding of the different restorative methods available for the restoration of function and aesthetics of a partial dentition in a predictable and durable manner. Students will develop the necessary skills to establish a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment strategy for the management of the partially dentate patient.

    30 credits
    Research Project Literature Review

    Research is key to the practice of clinical dentistry. This unit will introduce students to the background reading and critical appraisal of the literature related to their chosen project.

    30 credits
    Clinical Practice Programme- New Patient I

    The candidate will attend consultant clinics and case based discussion seminars which develop the skills required for Restorative Dentistry practice with an emphasis on the development of a multidisciplinary treatment strategy specific to the needs and expectations of an individual patient. The candidate will develop the skills to effectively communicate these treatment strategies to the patient and colleagues in primary or secondary care who may be required to execute them.

    30 credits

    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.

    Open days

    An open day gives you the best opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and staff about our courses.

    Find out what makes us special at our next online open day on Wednesday 17 April 2024.

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    Duration

    3 years full-time

    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

    Student profiles

    Dentistry endodontics postgraduate Musliana Binti Mustaffa

    The course is well organised, all sessions are interactive and very informative. I love lab sessions where I can improve my clinical skills by practising on extracted teeth and a model jaw. The supervisors are very helpful and their feedback helps me increase my knowledge and improve my skills.

    Musliana Binti Mustafaa
    MClinDent Endodontics

    Entry requirements

    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 a general dental practice.

    You must also meet our health and Disclosure and Barring Service requirements for clinical courses.

    We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

    Entry requirements for international students

    Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

    Application process

    Applicants must include the following in their application:

    • Degree certificate and transcript.
    • Two up-to-date references.
    • Curriculum vitae (CV).
    • Supporting statement outlining why they want to study the course.
    • English Language Qualification.

    See our supporting documents webpage for more information on the documents we require.

    We do not issue conditional offers for this programme, so only applications submitted with all the necessary supporting documentation will be considered.

    The deadline for your application to be considered in the first round of shortlisting is 15 December 2023. Any applications received after this date will only be considered if places become available and another round of shortlisting is required.


    Application timeline for 2024 entry

    Applications open: 15 September 2023

    Application deadline: 15 December 2023

    Applications received after this date will only be considered in the event that another round of shortlisting is required

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview. These will take place in late January/early February 2024.

    You should expect to receive a decision by mid-February 2024.

    Offer holders must accept their offer and pay a £5,000 fee deposit within four weeks of receiving their offer letter. Otherwise, the offer will be withdrawn.

    If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

    Fees and funding

    Additional costs

    The following costs aren't included in your course fees:

    • dissertation binding
    • registration, travel and accommodation expenses for external conferences and meetings
    • examination fees and related expenses for the conjoint examination (if you decide to sit this) and any other external examinations such as the MRD, MFDS or ORE

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    dentalpgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
    +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.

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