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Prosthodontics MClinDent

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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.


Key benefits

  • 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.

 

Key information

Application status Closed

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

david.bartlett@kcl.ac.uk

 

Further details

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Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Dental Institute

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Course detail

Description

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.

For more information about the department and staff please see our departmental brochure

Course format and assessment

Modular programme consisting of 360 credits. Modules are grouped into three distinct types:

  1. Three taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of prosthodontics, assessed by written examination;

  2. Five clinical modules, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients, practical, or oral examinations;

  3. One research module, involving the submission of a research project report including a literature review, with an oral defence of the research.

Structure

Year 1

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:

  • 60% clinical
  • 25% academic
  • 15% research

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).

 

Required Modules
  • Part 1: Science of Prosthodontics 
  • Part 2: Clinical Prosthodontics
  • Part 3: Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry
  • Part 4a: Complex Applied Clinical Cases 1
  • Part 4b: Complex Applied Clinical Cases 2
  • Part 5a: Applied Clinical Cases 1
  • Part 5b: Applied Clinical Cases 2
  • Part 6: Prosthodontics Clinical
  • Part 7: Prosthodontics Research

 

 

 

Optional Modules
No optional modules

Year 2

  • Part 2: Clinical Prosthodontics
  • Part 3: Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry
  • Part 4a: Complex Applied Clinical Cases 1
  • Part 4b: Complex Applied Clinical Cases 2
  • Part 5a: Applied Clinical Cases 1
  • Part 5b: Applied Clinical Cases 2
  • Part 6: Prosthodontics Clinical
  • Part 7: Prosthodontics Research

 

No optional modules

Year 3

  • Part 2: Clinical Prosthodontics
  • Part 3: Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry
  • Part 4a: Complex Applied Clinical Cases 1
  • Part 4b: Complex Applied Clinical Cases 2
  • Part 5a: Applied Clinical Cases 1
  • Part 5b: Applied Clinical Cases 2
  • Part 6: Prosthodontics Clinical

 

 

No optional modules

Year 4

  • Part 2: Clinical Prosthodontics
  • Part 3: Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry
  • Part 4a: Complex Applied Clinical Cases 1
  • Part 4b: Complex Applied Clinical Cases 2
  • Part 5a: Applied Clinical Cases 1
  • Part 5b: Applied Clinical Cases 2
  • Part 6: Prosthodontics Clinical

 

Entry requirements & how to apply

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.

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.

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk 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.

Personal statement and supporting information

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.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications was 29 January for September 2017 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier.

The application portal will open for September 2018 entry in October 2017.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: £17,850 (3 Years) p.a. (2017/18)*, £12,900 (4 Years) p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Full time overseas fees: £44,400 (3 Years) p.a. (2017/18)*
  • Part time UK fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

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. 

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

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. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme. 

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has approved the programme for award of the MRD diploma after completion of specialist training. If you are 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).

 

Career destinations

By the end of this renowned programme at King's, which is formally recognised as part of UK specialist training, you will be a highly knowledgeable professional in prosthodontics at master's level, and able to seek employment as a specialist in the field.

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