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Paediatric Dentistry MSc

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Full time | University of Leeds | 24 months | SEP-22

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Full time


24 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Child Dentistry

Course type


Course Summary


The Master of Science in Paediatric Dentistry is for dental graduates wanting to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia.

Paediatric dentistry encompasses many aspects of general dentistry and specialist skills in the care of infants, children and adolescents. The broad nature of the work requires a combination of medical, dental and communications skills.

As part of the clinical training, you will be treating patients in consultant, trauma and sedation clinics. You’ll treat a wide range of medically compromised children, which may require you to liaise with paediatric specialists and anaesthetists prior to treatment under general anaesthesia.

At the School of Dentistry, we have an international reputation for our specialist areas of postgraduate study. As a result, our Paediatric Dentistry postgraduate course attracts high-quality home and overseas applicants, including large numbers of non-publicly funded overseas students.


The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) aims to maintain and improve the quality of advanced education of Paediatric Dentistry in Europe. It has developed standards for educational institutions to evaluate against. EAPD endorsement of this course testifies to the standard of training we provide.

Career opportunities

Our graduates go on to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia.

Some graduates choose the path of academic research and subsequently undertake a PhD.


This module comprises paediatric dentistry clinical and didactic [lecture, seminar and tutorial type] teaching. Students are introduced to history taking, treatment planning, aetiology, prevention and management of dental caries and tooth surface loss and behaviour management techniques. The topics of dental materials, advanced restorative techniques, dentoalveolar trauma, development of the dentition together with a number of practical exercises. The laboratory course teaches the skills required for fabrication and adjustment of fixed and removable appliances used for children. Students present seminars on the physical and psychological growth of children providing a written hand-out and delivering a PowerPoint presentation. The module will also cover specific pharmacological methods to deal with dental behavioural problems. Various drugs that can be used with Paediatric patients will be discussed, as will the advantages, disadvantages and indications of each. Students again present these seminars providing a written hand-out and delivering a PowerPoint presentation. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of Clinical Governance via a web-based course.Students will work under close, consultant supervision on consultant clinics and trauma clinics, initially shadowing senior students and then having their own treatment sessionsStudents are introduced to literature reviews and journal club where critical appraisal of published articles takes place.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a recognised bachelor dentistry degree (BChD or BDS equivalent). Postgraduate experience equivalent to at least two years full-time clinical practice for all new graduates, and at least 1 year immediately prior to the commencement of the course for graduates of 3 years or more. Graduates seeking a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), to be eligible to register on the General Dental Council’s (GDC) Specialist Lists, must be accepted onto the programme as a Specialist Registrar (StR) with an NTN (National Training Number). Providing all necessary requirements are met, they are then eligible to undertake training for the relevant Royal College Memberships.

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