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You must have a university-accredited degree in dental surgery that enables the practice of dentistry and a minimum of two years’ post-qualification experience in any sphere of restorative dentistry, including general dental practice.
You must also meet our health and Disclosure and Barring Service requirements for clinical courses.
Months of entry
The DClinDent is suited to all dentists who wish to pursue specialist training in one of the restorative monospecialties and wish to prepare for the specialty membership examinations in endodontics, periodontology and prosthodontics of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).
You’ll have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and critical awareness of the issues that determine successful outcomes, informed by the latest research in restorative dentistry, in accordance with the requirements of the UK’s GDC specialist curricula. We’ll foster your ability to make sound judgements in complex and unpredictable situations, so you can plan and implement tasks at a professional level. You’ll learn how to communicate clearly and professionally to specialist and non-specialist audiences
Distinct and carefully mapped opportunities to work and interact with colleagues in the other two restorative disciplines and other hospital trainees will give doctorate students the opportunity to develop their skills in a multidisciplinary environment.
The first year of the course gives you a solid grounding in endodontic, periodontal and prosthodontic treatments. You’ll develop your clinical skills in our first-rate facilities and attend treatment planning clinics with course tutors. You’ll also carry out the literature review component of the research project.
In the second and third years you’ll treat patients and focus on your specialism: endodontics. You’ll carry out the experimental component of the research project and complete a thesis of publication standard.
Final-year students (year 3) can choose to sit a conjoint examination. Successful candidates will be awarded the degree of DClinDent and specialty membership (RCSEd) in endodontics.
The following costs aren't included in your course fees:
- dissertation binding
- registration, travel and accommodation expenses for external conferences and meetings
- examination fees and related expenses for the conjoint examination (if you decide to sit this) and any other external examinations such as the MRD, MFDS or ORE
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses
Information for international students
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 215 9318