Professional Doctorate in DClinDent Paediatric Dentistry

    Course Description

    This DClinDent degree integrates academic activities with clinical practice and doctoral level research. Covering all the topics in the GDC (UK) Specialist Curriculum, it aims to familiarise you with up-to-date, novel and evidence-based clinical practices in paediatric dentistry.

    You’ll apply your learning in hands-on clinical training with children and adolescents and undertake a research project with supervision from our expert clinicians and academics. You’ll hone in on key techniques and practises, and apply learned knowledge to treat a variety of behavioural and medical problems, from dental anomalies to dental traumas. 

    You’ll have the benefit of working in a multidisciplinary clinic that works in an area of high population, meaning you’ll have the chance to deal with a range of cases, including instances of severe disease and hypodontia. You will have orthodontic and restorative input in such cases. 

    You will receive professional doctorate-level research training, completing reports, evaluations and your final dissertation.

    In addition, you will have the opportunity to interact with external specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry and the Blizard Institute.


    The three-year full-time DClinDent Degree programme has a strong emphasis on close chair-side support. You’ll be taught through a variety of methods, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and symposia. You’ll also prepare a professional development portfolio based on evidence gathered over the course.

    For every hour spent in class, you will be expected to complete further hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on, formal study sessions, reading, producing written work, completing projects and revising for examinations.

    You will be assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.


    New postgraduate study and research facilities are available in the state of the art Blizard building, as well as the Institute of Dentistry, and include: 

    • 11 dedicated seminar rooms and a student learning centre
    • 92 production laboratory spaces
    • Digital imaging and two cutting-edge cone beam CT machines
    • A PC in every operatory with ‘slave screen’ on chair for viewing images and discussing results with patient
    • Modern facial-scanning equipment
    • Facilities and services for 72 ‘phantom’ heads

    Watch our video to see more of our facilities.

    The Institute of Dentistry moved to new premises in The Royal London Hospital in 2014 – the first UK dental school to be built in 40 years. The £78m new premises house the most modern dental facilities in the UK, following more than a decade of planning and work. The new premises provide cutting-edge technology, superb education and research facilities for clinical dentistry and a vastly improved patient experience.

    Your postgraduate learning experience is enhanced by our fantastic location in the east of London, offering students many exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of health and the treatment of disease in a diverse local community, in a global and international context. The culturally-rich area provides a wide range of patients, which you will assess, diagnose and treat.

    Institute of Dentistry

    If you study with us, you will join a dynamic, successful school with a first-class reputation: the Institute is ranked first in the UK for dentistry in the 2019 Complete University Guide, and joint first for our research impact (REF 2014).

    The Institute of Dentistry is a special place to undertake your postgraduate studies. We bring together a number of world-leading researchers in basic and clinical sciences who supervise research students in the fields of oral medicine, oral pathology, oral microbiology, oral epidemiology, oncology, dental biomaterials, dental biophysics, dental public health, dental education, periodontology, orthodontics, paediatric, prosthetic and conservative dentistry.

    The Institute is based in Whitechapel and offers cutting-edge technology, a superb education and first-class research facilities.

    The Institute of Dentistry is part of Queen Mary’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Queen Mary is part of the University of London and a member of the Russell Group.

    Visit the DClinDent Paediatric Dentistry page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have a primary qualification in Dentistry (BDS or equivalent).

    Additional information
    Two years full-time post-qualification clinical practice of dentistry, including six months full time experience in paediatric dentistry is also required.

    Please note that if English is not your first language then in order for your application to be considered you must have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 at the point of submission of your application.

    Course Fees

    Please see Queen Mary website for up-to-date fees and funding information

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