DClinDent Periodontics

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.

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 Mustaffa, DClinDent Endodontics

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

Develop your skills and expertise to a specialist level. Conforming to the GDC’s Specialist Curricula, the courses cover the theoretical basis and practical skills needed to manage and treat endodontics, periodontics or prosthodontics and general restorative interdisciplinary cases.

You’ll use various complementary learning modalities, interacting with colleagues and allied specialties in restorative dentistry to jointly manage patient care. Over the three years, you’ll learn sophisticated research methods and apply them in a scientific research investigation, with specific outcomes for each year of study.

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).

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 one of the designated specialisms of restorative dentistry: Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics

Musliana Binti Mustaffa,DClinDent Endodontics

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 Periodontics

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 Periodontics


Lectures, tutorials, seminars, demonstrations, clinical skills laboratory sessions, case-based discussion, extensive practical clinical experience.


Competency-based continuous clinical assessments, formal examinations, oral presentations, written assignments, research project.

Course 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

Applying: what to include Apply now

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: dentalpgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 215 9318/9319/9360

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