Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Minimally Invasive Dentistry DClinDent

Queen Mary, University of London · Institute of Dentistry

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a primary qualification in Dentistry (BDS or equivalent). Two years full-time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry is also required.

Months of entry


Course content

If you’re a dentist who has a special interest in minimally invasive dentistry or want to become a clinical academic, this course is for you. The Professional Doctorate in Minimally Invasive Dentistry provides you with an integrated three-year training programme, so you can gain high-level research expertise alongside your clinical training.

  • Combines academic study, research, clinical and laboratory practice to give you a completely rounded training
  • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • Gain sought-after skills by studying the first Minimally Invasive Dentistry DClinDent in the UK
  • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we’re joint first for research impact (REF 2014)
What you'll study
Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID) is a concept of patient care that deals with the causes of dental disease and not just the symptoms. The concept is based on all the factors that affect the onset and progression of disease and therefore integrates prevention, control and treatment. The field of MID is wide, including the detection of diseases as early as possible, the identification of risk factors (risk assessment) and the implementation of preventive strategies and health education for the patient.
This DClinDent programme is unique in the UK and will expand your knowledge and skills in minimally invasive dentistry and provide an execellent preparation for your career and enhance your dental practice. The programme of study will be in line with the General Dental Council curriculum for Clinical Dentistry including selected components of Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.
The programme addresses some of the leading global problems facing dentistry, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and other future emerging infectious disease threats and antimicrobial resistance. In addition, increasing average life expectancy means that dentists will need to treat more patients with complicated medical histories.
You’ll be prepared for the continued challenges of COVID-19 and any future infectious disease threat. Most dental procedures are classified as aerosol generating procedures with potential risk of transmitting infection to dental professionals and patients. This has led to a global realisation of the importance of training future MID specialists and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to enable them to provide evidence based advice and develop holistic personalised approach to patient care.
You’ll take a programme of seminars, lectures and tutorials, starting with an introductory course on the fundamentals of minimally invasive dentistry and its related disciplines before going on to review the clinical and scientific scope of the subject and determine its evidence base.
You’ll then enter supervised clinical practice with teaching on the diagnosis and management of selected dental diseases using minimally invasive strategies.
You’ll also complete a research project, where you’ll demonstrate the application of scientific method to a problem in minimally invasive dentistry. This project will then form the basis of your dissertation. Over the duration of the programme, you’ll gain advanced research skills to professional doctorate level and develop sophisticated critical appraisal skills in relation to published literature.
In addition to your studies, you’ll also have a chance to interact with external specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry, the Blizard Institute and Queen Mary as a whole.
The DClinDent Degree meets level 8 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).
• Three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words)
• Three compulsory knowledge and clinical skills modules
New postgraduate study and research facilities are available in the state of the art Blizard building, as well as the Institute of Dentistry, and include:
• 11 dedicated seminar rooms and a student learning centre
• 92 production laboratory spaces
• Digital imaging and two cutting-edge cone beam CT machines
• A PC in every operatory with ‘slave screen’ on chair for viewing images and discussing results with patient
• Modern facial-scanning equipment
• Facilities and services for 72 ‘phantom’ heads
Watch our video to see more of our facilities.
Your postgraduate learning experience is enhanced by our fantastic location in Whitechapel, in east London.
Not only are we in one of the capital’s most vibrant areas to live and work but we also serve a diverse local community, with 92 different languages spoken by the borough’s 300,000 residents. You will develop your clinical skills and knowledge while caring for this community. Moreover, the Institute offers you many exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of health and the treatment of disease in a global and international context.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Institute of Dentistry