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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 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.
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 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 for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.
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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£12,900 p.a. (2017/18)*
£22,800 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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