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Our Prosthodontics MClinDent offers you the opportunity to learn fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics from world-renowned academics and clinicians. You will receive personal supervision and training, both academic and practical, and we will teach you the skills and methods needed to complete an in-depth research project in an area which interests you.
Sixty per cent of the programme is dedicated to clinical experience. Teaching styles include close mentoring, chair-side guidance and small group work that emphasises the importance of the evidence base in literature and creates new research opportunities.
One of the largest programmes in the UK to offer specialist training in prosthodontics.
Teaching from internationally recognised prosthodontists.
A fully integrated programme with teaching in implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics.
Application status Open
Duration Three years, five days per week; or four years, three days per week; October to September.
Study mode Full-time
Credit value UK 360/ECTS 180
Programme accreditations The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has approved the programme for award of the MRD diploma after completion of specialist training.
Course intake Maximum 6 per annum.
Course leaders Professor David Bartlett
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Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty Dental Institute
Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
General entry advice
All applicants: a dental qualification plus at least two years post-qualification experience. EU applicants will normally need to satisfy any additional specialist training requirements and acquire an NTN before programme commences. For UK applicants FDS, MFDS or MJDF is desirable. Non UK applicants will be required to provide evidence of English Language Proficiency.
Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £50 applies. Completed applications (which will normally consist of an online application form, both references, a transcript of previous degrees and a CV) will not be considered until after the deadline date. Candidates will be shortlisted for interviews. If selected for interview, you should provide a portfolio of clinical dentistry to demonstrate your clinical skills.
Show how the degree will fit into your career plan and demonstrate a focused interest in the programme. Provide details of your postgraduate education and clinical experience since your basic dental qualification. Please also submit a separate CV.
The deadline for applications is 29 January for September 2017 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier.
Our programme covers the scientific background to implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and clinical techniques. You will study anatomy, physiology, histology and pathology of the dental and oral tissues, occlusion, epidemiology and prevention of dental caries and tooth wear, properties of dental materials, and radiology, infection control and audit in relation to prosthodontics.
By the end of our programme, which is formally recognised as part of UK specialist training, you will be a highly knowledgeable professional in prosthodontics at master's level, and proficient and skilful in related areas of restorative dentistry.
UK/EU practising dentists usually attend three days per week over four years. Practising dentists from overseas who have to relocate to take the course will generally attend five days per week over three years.
The programme content is identical across both versions.
Teaching styles include close mentoring, chairside guidance and small group work that emphasises the importance of the evidence base for prosthodontics in the literature and creates new research opportunities. A research project is also undertaken.
Modular programme consisting of 360 credits. Modules are grouped into three distinct types:
Three taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of prosthodontics, assessed by written examination;
Five clinical modules, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients, practical, or oral examinations;
One research module, involving the submission of a research project report including a literature review, with an oral defence of the research.
The usual training period will be a minimum of 4,500 hours over the degree whole-time or agreed equivalent within the framework of a less than full-time training programme.
The programme content is apportioned approximately as:
This time allocation is flexible and will depend upon the capacity of the trainees to complete the curriculum to a competent level.
In addition, if you are also on a Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) approved training pathway leading to specialist accreditation, you will undertake additional clinical activity during your tenure that will complete your requirements for specialist certification with the General Dental Council (GDC).
If taken over four years, Part 1 will be taken and assessed in year one. Parts 2, 3, 5a, and 5b will be taken over years one through to three, and assessed at the end of year three. Parts 4a and 4b will be taken over years one through to four, and assessed at the end of year four. Part 6 will be taken and assessed in year 4. Part 7 will be taken and assessed in year 2.
If taken over three years, Part 1 will be taken and assessed in the first year. Part 7 will be taken in year 2. Parts 2, 3, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b & 6 will be taken in the final year.
'The infrastructure is splendid; the support system offered to new students is overwhelming, the counseling, the facilities provided and the refurbishments expected, the large expanse of social activities offered within the university all add up to a complete experience an international student can expect in a city like London.'
'Dr Sachin Varma is a Consultant in Prosthodontics at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust. Sachin plays an active role there in training both postgraduate and undergraduate dentists. He also gained top marks in his masters thesis, his work has since been publicised internationally.'
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£17,850 (3 Years) p.a. (2017/18)*, £12,900 (4 Years) p.a. (2017/18)*
£44,400 (3 Years) p.a. (2017/18)*
*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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