Taught course

Paediatric Dentistry

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree, or the equivalent primary dental qualification, plus a minimum of two years’ postgraduate experience is required. Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.

Months of entry


Course content

This degree is approved as part of the training programme in paediatric dentistry by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Paediatric Dentistry, for those in possession of a training number awarded by the Postgraduate Dental Dean for Scotland.

Our programme will develop your knowledge and skills in all areas of paediatric dentistry, including diagnosis, treatment planning, clinical skills and all aspects of patient management.

You will also complete a supervised piece of research and learn research methodology, data analysis and the ability to report results appropriately.

Your syllabus will include:

  • behavioural science and behaviour management including local anaesthesia, sedation and general anaesthesia
  • pathogenesis, epidemiology and prevention of oro-dental diseases
  • restorative treatment of dental caries and pulpal therapy
  • developmental disorders of the teeth, mouth and jaws
  • advanced restorative dentistry for children and young adults
  • diagnosis, management and treatment for children and young adults
  • comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning
  • management of medically, physically and educationally comprised patients, including manifestations of systemic disorders
  • principles and practice of dento-alveolar surgery for children and adolescents
  • audit, research and introduction to statistics

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Antoniella Busuttil-Naudi (Programme Director)
+44 (0) 131 536 3979