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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 six students).
There are opportunities to visit external specialist clinics offering experience in other clinical areas Located in the heart of London.
Application status Open
Duration Two years, three days per week, September to September.
Study mode Full-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Programme accreditations 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.
Course intake Please contact for details.
Course leaders Dr Samalie KoburungaSenior Specialist Clinical Teacher Programme Leader, MSc Special Care Dentistry
Dr Samalie KoburungaSenior Specialist Clinical Teacher Programme Leader, MSc Special Care Dentistry
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact email 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.
Applications must be made online using King's online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £40 applies. Completed applications (which will normally consist of an online application form, both references, a transcript of previous degrees and a CV) will be considered after the closing date.
Applications will be initially considered by two academic members of staff. It is expected that applicants will be required to attend an interview.
Applicants should demonstrate a focused interest in special care dentistry and/or conscious sedation. Please submit a separate CV in addition to the application form.
The deadline for applications is 02 September for 2016 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier. Applications will be considered subject to availability of places, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. International applications must be received by 29 July to allow sufficient time for visa processing.
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. It also covers training in research methods and their practical application. You will also undertake a research project. Research focus is on the management of individuals requiring special care and the impact of providing this service for the community.
For clinicians working in general practice, community, hospital and/or university departments who wish to become specialists and leaders in this area of dental care. To increase knowledge about dental care for individuals with special needs and the impact of providing this service for the community.
Modular programme consisting of 180 credits, as follows:
Two taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of sedation and special care dentistry, assessed by written examination;
A clinical module, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients;
A research module, involving the submission of a research project including a literature review, with an oral defence of the research.
Science of Sedation & Special Care Dentistry
Clinical Sedation & Special Care Dentistry
Sedation & Special Care Dentistry Clinical
Sedation & Special Care Dentistry Research
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.
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£12,000 p.a. (2016/17)*
£21,750 p.a. (2016/17)*
*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.
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 deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and £2,000 - Overseas (2016/17)
If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2016, payment is due by 30th April 2016.
If you receive an offer between 1st April 2016 and 30th June 2016, payment is due within one month of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer between 1st July 2016 and 31st July 2016, payment is due within two weeks of receipt of the offer.
If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2016, payment is due within one week of receipt of the offer.
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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