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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.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an open information session on Friday 2 March. This will give candidates the opportunity to meet staff and for questions.


Key benefits

  • One of the largest courses in the UK to offer specialist training in prosthodontics.

  • Teaching from internationally recognised prosthodontists.

  • A fully integrated course with teaching in implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics.

  • Strong links with other restorative specialties.

UK/EU applicants wishing to consider specialist training should be aware that they will have to hold a NTN associated post on commencing the course. This can only be achieved by a parallel application via Oriel to HEE London for an approved post. Please follow this link to the post details and process on the Oriel website. Specialty training recruitment in London for Endodontology, Periodontology and Prosthodontics is centralised and unified via HEE because they are responsible for issuing National Training Numbers (NTNs). There is thus a single, unified recruitment process for the NTN and a University place.

 

Key information

Application status Closed

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

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 360/ECTS 180

Course intake Up to 8 students per year

Course leaders Professor David Bartlett

david.bartlett@kcl.ac.uk

 

Further details

Course contact for further information

dalia.majzoub@kcl.ac.uk

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Dental Institute

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Course detail

Description

Our course 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 the course, 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. You will achieve clinical proficiency in prosthodontics to a recognised UK specialist level. 

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 course 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 download our brochure.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

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

The course 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.

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 taught academic modules will be assessed by written examination. Your five clinical modules will be assessed on coursework, with oral and clinical examinations. Your research module will be assessed by a dissertation 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:

  • Science of Prosthodontics (30 credits)
  • Clinical Prosthodontics (30 credits)
  • Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)
  • Complex Applied Clinical Cases 1 – prosthodontics & restorative dentistry (45 credits)
  • Complex Applied Clinical Cases 2 - prosthodontics (45 credits)
  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)
  • Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Prosthodontics (30 credits)
  • Clinical Oral Examination (60 credits)
  • 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.

 

Required Modules

Over 3 or 4 years

Science of Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Clinical Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)

Complex Applied Clinical Cases 1 – prosthodontics & restorative dentistry (45 credits)

Complex Applied Clinical Cases 2 - prosthodontics (45 credits)

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Clinical Oral Examination (60 credits)

Research (60 credits)

 

 

 

 

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Year 2

Required Modules

Over 3 or 4 years

Science of Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Clinical Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)

Complex Applied Clinical Cases 1 – prosthodontics & restorative dentistry (45 credits)

Complex Applied Clinical Cases 2 - prosthodontics (45 credits)

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Clinical Oral Examination (60 credits)

Research (60 credits)

 

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Year 3

Required Modules

Over 3 or 4 years

Science of Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Clinical Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)

Complex Applied Clinical Cases 1 – prosthodontics & restorative dentistry (45 credits)

Complex Applied Clinical Cases 2 - prosthodontics (45 credits)

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Clinical Oral Examination (60 credits)

Research (60 credits)

 

 

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Year 4

Required Modules

Over 3 or 4 years

Science of Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Clinical Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)

Complex Applied Clinical Cases 1 – prosthodontics & restorative dentistry (45 credits)

Complex Applied Clinical Cases 2 - prosthodontics (45 credits)

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Prosthodontics (30 credits)

Clinical Oral Examination (60 credits)

Research (60 credits)

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

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.

UK/EU applicants wishing to consider specialist training should be aware that they will have to hold a NTN associated post on commencing the course. This can only be achieved by a parallel application via Oriel to HEE London for an approved post. Please follow this link to the post details and process on the Oriel website. Specialty training recruitment in London for Endodontology, Periodontology and Prosthodontics is centralised and unified via HEE because they are responsible for issuing National Training Numbers (NTNs). There is thus a single, unified recruitment process for the NTN and a University place.

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £55 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.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an open information session on Friday 2 March. This will give candidates the opportunity to meet staff and for questions.

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 is 26th January 2018 for September 2018 entry. Note that funding deadlines may be earlier.

 

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: 4 year course: £13,575 per year (2018/19); 3 year course: £18,750 per year (2018/19)
  • Full time overseas fees: 3 year course: £46,200 per year (2018/19)
  • 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 2018, payment is due by 27th April 2018.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2018 and 30th June 2018, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2018 and 31st July 2018, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2018, 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.

Additional costs/expenses

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

  • DBS checks or equivalent criminal conviction disclosure checks - 2016: £50 initial check; ongoing subscription at £13 per year
  • Clinical tunics - One is provided; additional if required at approximately £15
  • Costs for local occupational health checks for overseas students prior to course commencement
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Conference attendance, travel and accommodation (optional)
  • 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.


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