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Restorative Dentistry MClinDent, MClinDent

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About Restorative Dentistry MClinDent, MClinDent - at Newcastle University

Our course will enable you to develop advanced skills and knowledge in restorative dentistry. Building on basic principles, the course provides consultant-led clinical and laboratory practice. You will undertake restorative cases requiring both routine and complex treatments. This involves treatment planning, clinical procedures and technical work.

The course has a substantial clinical component with clinically related sessions accounting for 60%. Specialists and consultants provide clinical teaching and supervision, supported by a comprehensive seminar programme. You can find profiles of our staff on the School of Dental Sciences website.

We provide an evidence base for restorative dentistry and opportunities for applied research. The research element of the course contributes to 40% of the final mark. You will undertake a research project that contributes to the Centre of Oral Health Research (COHR) research profile. You will also have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned researchers in the COHR.

Our graduates have progressed to careers in:

  • enhanced dental practice
  • specialist practice
  • restorative consultancy (in the UK and abroad)
  • senior academic posts

The course is highly reviewed by our external examiners and by former students. Our students always emphasise the importance of engaging with like-minded and enthusiastic colleagues.

Delivery

This is a full time taught course. Part time study is only available for those enrolled on a Northern Deanery training programme (eg Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry).

We deliver teaching through:

  • seminars
  • laboratory courses
  • clinical teaching
  • research sessions

All teaching takes place during the day at our Newcastle campus. We make full use of our partnership with the NHS, involving:

  • consultants
  • technicians
  • nursing staff

Facilities

The School of Dental Sciences is modern, occupying a spacious, purpose-built facility. We enjoy well-equipped, light and airy clinics. You will have access to our dental e-learning portfolio (identity). We will also loan you a tablet device to facilitate and encourage engagement with the evidence base during treatment clinics.

We have a range of research laboratories and a clinical research facility. This enables us to offer clinical training/research opportunities of the highest international standard.

Find out more about the School facilities or take a virtual tour.

Start dates

The course starts in September.

Applications for September 2018 entry are now open.  The closing date for entry is May 2018, however, we recommend you apply as early as possible as places are limited.

Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/restorative-dentistry-mclindent/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

At least one year of post qualification experience by the start of the course, although we prefer two years of experience.

For clinical access you must have the required immunisation against blood-borne viral disease. You must not have any disease which would constitute a hazard to patients. You will be given a health check soon after registration by the Occupational Health Department of the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all other sub-skills).

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

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