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Periodontology MClinDent

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Our Periodontology MClinDent combines academic study, clinical skills training and research and offers exceptional, innovative teaching. A wealth of academic expertise will give you a thorough practical education in advanced clinical periodontology, including aesthetics, implants and contemporary surgical methods.

Key benefits

  • Preparation for recognition of UK specialist training.
  • Preparation for the MPerio assessments offered by RCS Edinburgh and RCS England, or equivalent mono-speciality membership examination.
  • Strong links with other restorative specialties.
  • Accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology.

Designed to provide extensive contemporary knowledge and clinical proficiency in periodontology, students train to UK specialist level. The main themes which you will study are: -the scientific basis of periodontal care -the relationship of other dental disciplines to periodontal care -diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with advanced periodontal disease involving multidisciplinary approaches and integrated treatment -the clinical treatment of patients with advanced periodontal disease -techniques for placement and restoration of dental implants in different clinical situations -aesthetics and contemporary surgical methods. Through hands-on experience, you will acquire advanced competency in the full range of specialist periodontics clinical skills and complementary aspects of restorative dentistry. Students will be exposed to research methods by seminars, extensive reviews of the classical and contemporary literature, critical appraisal of new scientific and clinical developments, and the completion of an in-depth literature review and a research project. Our students have recently investigated smoking and periodontal health, periodontal microbiology and immunology, clinical trials of periodontal treatment and oral hygiene methods, behavioural factors in periodontology and periodontal relationships to systemic health. You will achieve clinical proficiency in periodontics to a recognised UK specialist level and have the opportunity to sit for the membership examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This course is available to study full-time over three years or over four years. The content is identical across both periods.

Course Aims

  • Designed to provide extensive contemporary knowledge and clinical proficiency in periodontology, qualified dentists train on this course to UK specialist level. The course has formal recognition for UK specialist training and offers greater depth of knowledge and clinical skills than is required for general practice.

Base campus

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Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

This course is primarily taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus.

The usual training period will be a minimum of 4,500 hours across the degree.

The course content is apportioned approximately as:

  1. 60% clinical
  2. 25% academic
  3. 15% research

This time allocation is flexible and will depend upon the capacity of the trainees to complete the curriculum to a competent level.

Standard university term times do not apply to this course. You will receive a leave allowance for each academic year with full details provided on enrolment. 

Assessment

    Your three academic taught modules will be assessed by written exams. Your five clinical modules will be examined on case reports, with oral and clinical examinations, and clinical examinations on unseen patients. Your research module will be assessed by a project report and oral examination.

    The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

    Extra information

    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.

    Structure

    Required modules

    Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totaling 360 credits..You are required to take (over 3 or 4 years):

    Scientific Basis of Periodontology (30 credits)
    Critical Evaluation of Periodontology (30 credits)
    Advanced Periodontology (30 credits)
    Clinical Cases 1 (30 credits)
    Clinical Cases 2 (30 credits)
    Advanced Clinical Cases 1 (45 credits)
    Advanced Clinical Cases 2 (45 credits)
    Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)
    Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)
    Periodontology Research (60 credits)

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: 3 year course: £22,500 per year (2022/23) 4 year course: £16,890 per year (2022/23)

    International:

    Full time: 3 year course: £53,940 per year (2022/23) 4 year course: £40,455 per year (2022/23)

    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 deposit is £500.

    The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

    • If you receive an offer before 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
    • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days 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.

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
    • Library fees and fines 
    • Personal photocopies 
    • Printing course handouts 
    • Society membership fees 
    • Stationery 
    • Travel costs around London and between campuses 
    • Computer equipment (students report that they benefit from the use of mobile computing facilities such as laptop)
    • Graduation costs
    • Since this is a clinical programme the majority of students find that they benefit from use of clinical operating loupes with or without headlamp illumination in order to facilitate their clinical development
    • Accommodation and subsistence for face-to-face training blocks
    • Internet access
    • Binding for logbooks/dissertations – binding is not necessary but is optional
    • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
    • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions

    Funding

    Designed to provide extensive contemporary knowledge and clinical proficiency in periodontology, students train to UK specialist level. The main themes which you will study are: -the scientific basis of periodontal care -the relationship of other dental disciplines to periodontal care -diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with advanced periodontal disease involving multidisciplinary approaches and integrated treatment -the clinical treatment of patients with advanced periodontal disease -techniques for placement and restoration of dental implants in different clinical situations -aesthetics and contemporary surgical methods. Through hands-on experience, you will acquire advanced competency in the full range of specialist periodontics clinical skills and complementary aspects of restorative dentistry. Students will be exposed to research methods by seminars, extensive reviews of the classical and contemporary literature, critical appraisal of new scientific and clinical developments, and the completion of an in-depth literature review and a research project. Our students have recently investigated smoking and periodontal health, periodontal microbiology and immunology, clinical trials of periodontal treatment and oral hygiene methods, behavioural factors in periodontology and periodontal relationships to systemic health. You will achieve clinical proficiency in periodontics to a recognised UK specialist level and have the opportunity to sit for the membership examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This course is available to study full-time over three years or over four years. The content is identical across both periods.

    Course Aims

    • Designed to provide extensive contemporary knowledge and clinical proficiency in periodontology, qualified dentists train on this course to UK specialist level. The course has formal recognition for UK specialist training and offers greater depth of knowledge and clinical skills than is required for general practice.

    Base campus

    campus guys
    Guy’s Campus

    The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

    This course is primarily taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus.

    The usual training period will be a minimum of 4,500 hours across the degree.

    The course content is apportioned approximately as:

    1. 60% clinical
    2. 25% academic
    3. 15% research

    This time allocation is flexible and will depend upon the capacity of the trainees to complete the curriculum to a competent level.

    Standard university term times do not apply to this course. You will receive a leave allowance for each academic year with full details provided on enrolment. 

    Assessment

      Your three academic taught modules will be assessed by written exams. Your five clinical modules will be examined on case reports, with oral and clinical examinations, and clinical examinations on unseen patients. Your research module will be assessed by a project report and oral examination.

      The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

      Extra information

      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.

      Structure

      Required modules

      Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totaling 360 credits..You are required to take (over 3 or 4 years):

      Scientific Basis of Periodontology (30 credits)
      Critical Evaluation of Periodontology (30 credits)
      Advanced Periodontology (30 credits)
      Clinical Cases 1 (30 credits)
      Clinical Cases 2 (30 credits)
      Advanced Clinical Cases 1 (45 credits)
      Advanced Clinical Cases 2 (45 credits)
      Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)
      Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)
      Periodontology Research (60 credits)

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: 3 year course: £22,500 per year (2022/23) 4 year course: £16,890 per year (2022/23)

      International:

      Full time: 3 year course: £53,940 per year (2022/23) 4 year course: £40,455 per year (2022/23)

      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 deposit is £500.

      The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

      • If you receive an offer before 31 July, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer between 1 August and 21 August, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.
      • If you receive an offer from 22 August onwards, payment is due within three days 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.

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
      • Library fees and fines 
      • Personal photocopies 
      • Printing course handouts 
      • Society membership fees 
      • Stationery 
      • Travel costs around London and between campuses 
      • Computer equipment (students report that they benefit from the use of mobile computing facilities such as laptop)
      • Graduation costs
      • Since this is a clinical programme the majority of students find that they benefit from use of clinical operating loupes with or without headlamp illumination in order to facilitate their clinical development
      • Accommodation and subsistence for face-to-face training blocks
      • Internet access
      • Binding for logbooks/dissertations – binding is not necessary but is optional
      • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
      • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 28th January 2022. After this date, the programme will remain open only if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full.

      Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline in January, and we are unable to process more offers because places are filled before the final application deadlines above.

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