KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico

Periodontology MClinDent

Apply now

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

  • Formal recognition for UK specialist training

  • Preparation for the MRD RCS Edinburgh assessment, or equivalent mono-specialty membership examination
  • Strong links with other restorative specialties

 

Key information

Application status Closed

Duration Four years at three days per week (UK/EU students) or three years at five days per week (Overseas students)

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 360/ECTS 180

Course intake up to 4 UK/EU students, up to 4 Overseas students

Course leaders

luigi.nibali@kcl.ac.uk

Professor Luigi Nibali DipDent MSc PhD FHEA

 

Further details

Course contact for further information

dental-postgraduate@kcl.ac.uk

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

Locations

 

Explore campuses


Welcome to King's

In the heart of London

Discover the advantages of studying at one of the top 25 universities in the world and take a look at our central London campuses.

Watch more videos

Course detail

Description

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 purpose

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.

 

 

Course format and assessment

Teaching

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 six 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

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.

Required modules

You are required to take:

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.

Required Modules

Over 3 or 4 years

Scientific Basis of Periodontology

Critical Evaluation of Periodontology

Advanced Periodontology

Clinical Cases 1

Clinical Cases 2

Advanced Clinical Cases 1

Advanced Clinical Cases 2

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

Periodontology Research

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Year 2

Required Modules

Over 3 or 4 years

Scientific Basis of Periodontology

Critical Evaluation of Periodontology

Advanced Periodontology

Clinical Cases 1

Clinical Cases 2

Advanced Clinical Cases 1

Advanced Clinical Cases 2

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

Periodontology Research

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Year 3

Required Modules

Over 3 or 4 years

Scientific Basis of Periodontology

Critical Evaluation of Periodontology

Advanced Periodontology

Clinical Cases 1

Clinical Cases 2

Advanced Clinical Cases 1

Advanced Clinical Cases 2

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

Periodontology Research

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Year 4

Required Modules

Over 3 or 4 years

Scientific Basis of Periodontology

Critical Evaluation of Periodontology

Advanced Periodontology

Clinical Cases 1

Clinical Cases 2

Advanced Clinical Cases 1

Advanced Clinical Cases 2

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry

Advanced Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

Periodontology Research

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Entry requirements & how to apply

Entry requirements
Minimum requirements  

All applicants: a dental qualification plus at least two years post-qualification experience. FDS, MFDS or MJDF is desirable.

International requirements  

Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.

English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £70 applies.

Candidates should apply for either the four-year (3 days per week) programme or the three-year (5 days per week) programme. There is some flexibility to transfer after acceptance and before enrolment.

Completed applications (which will normally consist of an online application form, two references, a transcript of previous degrees and a CV) will not be considered until after the deadline date of 31 January 2020. Candidates will then be shortlisted for interview. If selected for interview, you should provide a portfolio of clinical dentistry to demonstrate your clinical skills.

 

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal Statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required. Please provide details of your graduate education and clinical experience since your basic dental qualification.
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
Reference Yes Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Yes Please submit a separate CV in addition to the application form.

 

Application closing date

Our application deadline is the 31 Janaury  2020. 

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

 

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 Home/EU fees: 4 year course: £15,300 per year (2020/21); 3 year course: £20,400 per year (2020/21)
  • Full time overseas fees: 3 year course: £48,900 per year (2020/21)
  • Part time Home/EU fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

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 31 March 2020, payment is due by 30 April 2020.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April 2020 and 30 June 2020, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July 2020 and 31 July 2020, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

If you receive an offer on or after 1 August 2020, payment is due within 2 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.

Additional costs/expenses

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

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh membership examination fee (£1,600 in 2018)
  • Costs for local occupational health checks for overseas students prior to course commencement
  • DBS checks or equivalent criminal conviction disclosure checks 
  • Clinical tunics - One is provided; additional if required at approximately £15
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Conference attendance, accommodation and travel (optional)
  • Many students find that the use of loupes whilst operating is extremely helpful, you will need to provide these.
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

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.


Testimonials

Next steps

View our postgraduate guide

Learn more about postgraduate degree programmes at King's. Download or view our guide in PDF format.

Download guide

View online

Sound like the course for you?

Apply now

Explore King’s

Accommodation Take a look at our comfortable, safe residences to suit your budget, located close to King's teaching campuses. 
Student life Art, food, music, shopping – you'll never find yourself with nothing to do in the world's most vibrant city.
Extra-curricular Discover the huge variety of extra-curricular opportunities at King’s, from MOOCs to language courses.
London living With four campuses by the River Thames and one in south London, King's is right in the heart of the capital.