A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' postgraduate experience.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups
All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
This programme is for dental surgery graduates who wish to extend their knowledge, clinical practice experience and expertise in oral surgery.
The programme will give you theoretical and practical understanding of oral surgery and how it relates to other dental specialities.
The syllabus includes components of the core competencies for oral surgery training for the General Dental Council and Royal College of Surgeons of England guidelines:
- extraction of teeth & retained roots/pathology
- management of associated complications including oro-antral fistula
- management of odontogenic and all other oral infections
- management of impacted teeth
- management of complications
- peri-radicular surgery
- dentoalveolar surgery in relation to orthodontic treatment
- intraoral and labial biopsy techniques
- treatment of intra-oral benign and cystic lesions of hard and soft tissues
- management of benign salivary gland disease by intra-oral techniques and familiarity with the diagnosis and treatment of other salivary gland diseases
- insertion of osseointegrated dental implants including bone augmentation and soft tissue management
- appropriate pain and anxiety control including the administration of standard conscious sedation techniques
- management of adults and children as in-patients, including the medically at risk patient
- management of dento-alveolar trauma and familiarity with the management and treatment of fractures of the jaws and facial skeleton
- management of oro-facial pain including temporomandibular joint disorders
- clinical diagnosis of oral cancer and potentially malignant diseases, familiarity with their management and appropriate referral
- the diagnosis of dentofacial deformity and familiarity with its management and treatment
- diagnosis of oral mucosal diseases and familiarity with their management and appropriate referral
- control of cross-infection
- medico-legal aspects of oral surgery
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ad.ac.uk/studying/international
Fees and funding
Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Norma O'Connor (Programme Director)
- +44 (0) 131 536 3979