Taught course


Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Adult Oral Health

Entry requirements

You should have a primary qualification in Dentistry - BDS or equivalent, plus two years full-time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry, including evidence that you have specific relevant experience in Periodontal care.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are a dental graduate who wants to pursue a career in Periodontics, this programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate Programme in Periodontics provides an integrated 3 years training for dentists who aspire to be specialists, either in primary or secondary services, or clinical academics of the future.

The DClinDent Degree integrates academic activities with clinical practice and research up to level 8 of FHEQ and covers all the topics in the GDC(UK) Specialist Curriculum. The degree is full-time and will provide a sound basis for developing an academic career and for preparing for a career as a specialist in the discipline of Periodontics. Completion of this programme can lead to eligibility to sit the Membership in Periodontics examination of The Royal College of Surgeons.

This programme will:

  • Familiarise you with up-to-date, novel and evidence based clinical practice in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
  • Give you hands-on training in non surgical and surgical periodontal therapy including Regenerative, Mucogingival surgery and Implant Dentistry
  • Allow you to participate in new patient diagnostic clinics
  • Provide research training to professional doctorate level.

Information for international students

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 in writing.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MClinDent
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Institute of Dentistry
+44 (0)20 7882 8930