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3 years

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DClinDent - Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry

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Course Summary

The Professional Doctorate Programme in Orthodontics provides integrated training for dentists who aspire to be specialists, either in primary or secondary services, or clinical academics.

  • Study the most contemporary approaches to orthodontic treatment and develop a portfolio of technical skills
  • Get membership to the RLH Orthodontic Alumni Association offering sponsorship opportunities for overseas study
  • Undertake extensive clinical training with children and adolescents
  • Cover all the topics in the GDC (UK) Specialist Curriculum
  • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we’re joint first for research impact (REF 2014)


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

Career paths

The degree provides a sound basis for developing an academic career and for preparing for a career as a specialist in the discipline of Orthodontics.

As a graduate of this recognised GDC (UK) training programme, you will be able to sit exam to gain membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. This career path will enable you to register as a specialist in Othodontics.


This module continues from the previous modules of research and clinical portfolio and enables students to complete a service evaluation project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must have a primary qualification in Dentistry (BDS or equivalent). Two years full-time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry, including six months full-time experience in oral & maxillo-facial surgery, paediatric dentistry or restorative dentistry is also required.