University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Paediatric Dentistry

This programme develops students' knowledge and skills in all areas of paediatric dentistry, including diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical skills and all aspects of patient management; students also complete a supervised piece of research and learn research methodology, data analysis and the ability to report results appropriately; the syllabus includes the following topics: behavioural science and behaviour management including local anaesthesia, sedation and general anaesthesia; pathogenesis, epidemiology and prevention of oro-dental diseases; restorative treatment of dental caries and pulpal therapy; developmental disorders of the teeth, mouth and jaws; advanced restorative dentistry for children and young adults; diagnosis, management and treatment for children and young adults; comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning management of medically, physically and educationally comprised patients, including manifestations of systemic disorders; principles and practice of dento-alveolar surgery for children and adolescents; audit, research and introduction to statistics.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree, or the equivalent primary dental qualification, plus a minimum of 2 years' postgraduate experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Clinical skills course; examination of the child and adolescent; the management of anxious children and adolescents; dental caries and periodontal disease in the child and adolescent; restorative management of the primary dentition; examination, diagnosis and management of dento-alveolar trauma; advanced restorative dentistry for children and adolescents; management of medically, physically and intellectually compromised patients; paediatric oral medicine, oral surgery and oral pathology; basic principles of orthodontics; comprehensive treatment planning for the child and adolescent; research methods, basic statistics, critical appraisal, clinical governance and clinical audit.

Assessment methods

Regular essay and critical appraisal exercises.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MClinDent Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MClinDent Full-time October 2016 GBP 37,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MClinDent Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MClinDent Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MClinDent Full-time October 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MClinDent Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,575 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MClinDent Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,575 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MClinDent Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,575 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MClinDent Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,575 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MClinDent Part-time October 2016 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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