University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Oral Surgery/Orthodontics/Paediatric Dentistry or Prosthodontics

The DClinDents in Oral Surgery/Orthodontics/Paediatric Dentistry and Prosthodontics are suitable for individuals already holding a taught MClinDent/MSc to allow the pursuit of specialist training, attainment of a Taught Professional Doctorate in the chosen clinical discipline and preparation for the Speciality Membership Examinations of one of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Entry requirements

A taught MClinDent at the University of Edinburgh or a taught MClinDent/MSc from another UK/EU or international institution; for the latter, 360 SCQF credits with at least 240 credits held at Level 12 in the relevant MClinDent/MSc are required. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of their spoken and written English: IELTS Academic: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module); PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered); CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module).

Course modules

Each programme is structured over 3 semesters and during this time the student will be timetabled to 4 protected academic sessions each week with the remaining time dedicated to primarily independent clinical practice and inter-disciplinary patient management. Each programme will consist of the following four academic and clinical elements: systematic review; specialist-level clinical care; clinical governance project; specialist-level clinical case-reports.

Assessment methods

Formative assessments are held throughout the year for all clinical components of the programme which will include case-based discussion, clinical evaluation exercises, direct observation of procedural skills and regular review of the clinical portfolio. Summative assessments will include grading of submitted written work, verbal presentations and structure viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DClinDent Full-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute
Telephone number: 
0131 536 3971