University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Oral Surgery

Our programme provides the busy general dental practitioner with a part-time educational route to acquire the skills and knowledge required of a dentist with special interest (DwiSI). This programme focuses on contemporary practice, teaching evidence-based principles and systems to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient and practitioner. The key areas of focus for this course: History taking and examination; patient records and confidentiality; consent and medico-legal aspects; surgical complications; anatomy for oral surgeons; bleeding disorders and anticoagulants; microbiology of oral infections; dental radiology; pharmacology and drug interactions; treatment planning; communication skills and patient psychology; medical complications; flap design; surgical removal of impacted teeth and roots; oral medicine and precancerous lesions; medical emergencies; resuscitation; orofacial infections and management; oral surgery for orthodontics; temporomandibular joint disorders - non-surgical management; surgical management and treatment of TMJ disorders; endodontic surgery; maxillary sinus and oroantral fistulae; diseases of bone and osteoporosis; salivary gland disease; dental anaesthesia / pain control; theatre instrumentation; health and safety issues in dental practice; cross infection control, sterilisation and patient safety.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time day September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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