For dentists who wish to practise and specialise in the area of paediatric dentistry. To produce graduates confident and competent in all areas of paediatric dentistry relevant to the growing and developing child, and in treating patients with special needs. To produce paediatric dentists who can carry out scientific research.
Dentistry pertaining to the care of young people including patients with special needs and a hand-on laboratory module in operative dentistry for children; the planning of preventive dental care programmes; treatment planning and delivery of care requiring non-pharmacological behaviour management strategies to facilitate care; sedation techniques for the nervous patient; oral rehabilitation for day case patients under general anaesthesia; restorative, prosthetic and interceptive orthodontic care for children; the diagnosis and management of trauma and its consequences in children. Dynamic interaction with other graduate students specialising in orthodontics and special care dentistry. Participation in research programmes, including: developmental genetics; odontogenic bacteraemia and endocarditis; dental age assessment; morbidity and characterisation of children receiving treatment under general anaeasthesia and microbiology of dental caries
EXTRA PROGRAMME INFORMATION
As we are seeking to identify your suitability for this clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical dental students at King's. Further information will be given should you choose to apply. Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work. This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment. If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.
Professor Marie Therese Hosey
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Two years FT, five days per week, October to September.
Guy’s Campus and King's College Hospital.
The majority of overseas graduates return to their own country to set up limited practice of paediatric dentistry. Home students use this programme for career progression in the UK.
Year of entry 2013