Special Care Dentistry provides a theoretical foundation and develops appropriate clinical skills for the care of patients needing special care with particular emphasis on the use of behaviour management techniques, analgesia, sedation and general anaesthesia. Also covers training in research methods and their practical application.
- Internationally renowned academics.
- Excellent reputation for treating adults who are dentally anxious with both pharmacological methods and using psychological treatments.
- Students will receive training and teaching in a range of settings including hospital and community clinics.
- Opportunity to become a specialist in special care (subject to status).
- Hands on experience in providing dental care for special care patients.
- The course encompasses all dental disciplines providing a holistic approach to patient care.
- Close academic contact throughout the programme due to small teaching numbers (intake capped at 6 students).
- There are opportunities to visit external specialist clinics offering experience in other clinical areas Located in the heart of London.
Dr Samalie Koburunga
For selected candidates the two year MSc programme is recognised by the Specialist Advisory Committee for Special Care Dentistry as partially contributing towards the three year specialist training programme in Special Care Dentistry.
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Two years, three days per week, October to September.
Graduates have continued their chosen career pathway at senior level posts. Some have combined this with part-time work in the hospital service, academic and teaching posts.
Year of entry 2013