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Orthodontics, DClinDent

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) ,
The DClinDent in Orthodontics is a three-year, full-time programme at The University of Edinburgh which enables students to develop, consolidate and enhance their range of academic and clinical competencies to enable independent and reflective practice at the standard of a specialist in Orthodontics.

About

  • This DClinDent in Orthodontics at The University of Edinburgh is for dentists wishing to train as specialists in Orthodontics. It is approved as part of the training programme in orthodontics by the SAC (Specialist Advisory Committee) in Orthodontics for those UK trainees in possession of a National Training Number (NTN) awarded by the Postgraduate Dental Dean for Scotland (students from outside of the UK and Ireland are not normally given a National Training Number).
  • Successful completion of the DClinDent will stand students in good stead if considering applying to the Specialty Membership Examination in Orthodontics (MOrth) administered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Career opportunities

Examples of careers entered into by our past graduates include:

  • Specialist practice (in the UK and overseas).
  • As a speciality dentist, specialist or consultant in secondary care.
  • Programme directors, lecturers and other roles within dental school infrastructure.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to confirm with the regulatory bodies of their country of origin as to how the DClinDent and MOrth are recognised.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    540 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The programme consists of 13 courses. All courses are compulsory, assessed and credit-bearing. All students are required to successfully complete occupational health clearance to undergo exposure prone procedures prior to being allowed to treat patients. Attendance is required on weekdays for 42 weeks each year. 
  • Students spend 20 hours a week (50% of their time) treating personal patients under supervision. In addition, they are expected to attend multidisciplinary clinics with maxillofacial surgery, paediatric dentistry, and restorative dentistry on a rotating basis. They are also expected to attend at least one new patient clinic per week.
  • The Scotland-Wide Orthodontic Programme (SWOP) of lectures, seminars and tutorials takes place every Friday in term time and continues throughout the year.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' postgraduate experience.

In addition, the following attributes are desirable:

  • Possession of one or both parts of the of the MFDS, MFD, or MJDF examinations or part 1 of the M.Orth examination, of one of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of the UK and Ireland,
  • Experience of at least TWO different areas of dental practice (childrens’ dentistry, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, etc),
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of research
  • Presentations at conferences (posters or verbal)
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals – either as main author or co-author
  • Teaching experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    20700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

UK government postgraduate loans

UK nationals, those with settled status, and some EU nationals not resident in the UK, could be eligible for a postgraduate loan towards fees - and in some cases living costs. 

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