Taught course

Paediatric Dentistry

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Institute of Dentistry

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 6 months full-time experience in paediatric dentistry.

Months of entry


Course content

If you are a dental graduate who wishes to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry, this programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate Programme in Paediatric Dentistry provides an integrated three 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 Paediatric Dentistry. Completion of this programme can lead to Membership in Paediatric Dentistry of The Royal College of Surgeons, and full active membership of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.

This programme will:

  • Familiarise you with up-to-date, novel and evidence based clinical practices in paediatric dentistry
  • Give you hands-on training with children and adolescents
  • Allow you to participate in medical paediatric 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 writing score of 6.5.

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