Taught course

Periodontology 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 post-qualification clinical practice of dentistry including evidence of specific relevant experience in periodontal care is also required.

International applicants

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

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..

Please note that in order for your application to be considered you must have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 at the point of submission of your application.

Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

Months of entry


Course content

If you’re a dentist who wants to specialise in periodontology either in primary or secondary services, or become a clinical academic, this course is for you. The Professional Doctorate in Periodontology provides you with an integrated three-year training programme, so you can gain high-level research expertise alongside your specialist clinical training.

  • A recognised GDC (UK) specialist training course
  • Recognised as specialty training for the Membership in Periodontics (Royal College of Surgeons)
  • Combines academic study, research and clinical training to give you a completely rounded training
  • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we’re joint first for research impact (REF 2014)

This DClinDent programme will expand your knowledge and skills in periodontics and provide an excellent preparation for your career as a specialist in this field.

You’ll take a programme of seminars and practical classes, starting with an introductory course to review the clinical and scientific scope of periodontics and determine its evidence base.

You’ll then enter supervised clinical and, as appropriate, laboratory practice, conducting treatment planning and clinical procedures, including a number of complex treatments. In this way, you’ll gain hands-on training in non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy, including regenerative, mucogingival surgery and implant dentistry. You’ll also acquire specialist, practical knowledge of innovative and evidence-based clinical practice in periodontics and implant dentistry.

You’ll complete a clinical audit or service evaluation project to review clinical practices. Your research investigation will lead to a dissertation, where you’ll demonstrate the application of scientific method to a periodontic problem. You’ll gain advanced research skills to professional doctorate level.

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.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Institute of Dentistry
+44 (0)20 7882 8639