Entry requirements

Applicants will be considered only if they have held a primary dental qualification for at least two years. The MFD/MJDF or equivalent is desirable, and mandatory for some courses. Normally, up to 12 months should have been spent working in hospital practice. Good communication skills in English are essential. Minimum requirements are an IELTS score of 7 or TOEFL score of 230 computer based, 570 paper based, 88 internet based. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

The Dublin Dental University Hospital provides a clinical
doctorate programme those results in the award of a
Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.Ch.Dent.) from Trinity.
There are six individual strands, five of which are currently
available to applicants: Paediatric Dentistry; Periodontology;
Prosthodontics; Oral Surgery and Special Care Dentistry. The
three year clinical training programme is recognised as meeting
the entry criteria for the speciality FFD examinations held by the
Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
It is the intention of the courses to develop clinical skills in
the light of currently available scientific knowledge. Students
are required to attend a course of study and to pass written
and clinical examinations throughout the course. There is
a significant academic component including design and
completion of a research project with the submission of a
thesis at Doctorate level at the end of the third year. The
thesis will be the subject of a viva voce examination.
The first year of the programme is designed to provide a
background in relevant sciences and to develop basic skills
within the chosen speciality. The emphasis during the
2nd and 3rd years is on the development of high levels of
diagnostic ability, treatment planning, operative skills and
patient management. There are 5 strand which are:
Paediatric Dentistry – Course Director Dr. Anne O’Connell;
Periodontology – Course Director Dr Ioannis Polyzois;
Prosthodontics – Course Director Professor Brian;
Oral Surgery – Course Director Professor Leo Stassen;
Special Care Dentistry – Course Director Professor;
June Nunn

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Ms Agnes Hagan
01 6127214