All applicants should hold a dental, medical or biological sciences degree qualification.
Months of entry
This course will give you a deep understanding of all aspects of regenerative dentistry, an emerging concept that challenges modern dentistry to step up dental research, translating into new clinical treatments.
You will learn about dental stem cell culture, iPS and ES, tooth bioengineering, and the role of stem cells in tooth repair and regeneration. Research and practical elements include a research project, practical demonstrations of stem cell culture alongside critical evaluation of research methods and approaches in dental stem cell biology.
Previous research project topics have included:
- Salivary gland stem cells.
- Stem cells in the middle ear and their role in homeostasis and repair.
- Development of replacement teeth: location of stem cell niches in a range of species
- A chemical genetics screen for regulators of cranial muscle stem cells.
- Dental pulp stem cells in tooth repair.
- Exploring the relationship between surface free energy and osseointegration with modifiable ceramic coatings.
- Embryonic tooth mesenchymal cells and bioengineering.
- Periodontal tissue regeneration – evaluating different dental stem cell populations.
- Neural crest stem cells and ossification of the mandible.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Angela Gates