Master of Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent)
Number of places:
||The maximum number of graduates admitted to the programme is 4 Full time and 4 Part time Students. Please be advised that the course may not run if there is not sufficient uptake.|
||Dr Lambis Petridis|
Contact tel. no.:
||+44 (0)20 3456 1250|
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What will I learn?
The curriculum includes:
- The scientific basis of prosthodontic care.
- Diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with advanced prosthodontic problems.
- The clinical treatment of patients with advanced prosthodontic problems.
- The relationship of other dental disciplines to prosthodontic care.
- The completion of all laboratory procedures for cases in fixed prosthodontics and a proportion of removable cases.
- A project or investigation with a report or dissertation.
An outline of the structure of the MClinDent in Prosthodontics programme and its assessment is available in the Programme Specification (MS Word).
Aims & Objectives
The aim of the MClinDent Programme is to extend knowledge of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics beyond the level obtained at undergraduate level in order to prepare the candidate for a career in specialist practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice or an academic career. Three components of the Programme are designed to accomplish this aim:
- Supervised clinical and laboratory practice in which treatment planning, clinical procedures and technical work are performed for selected cases, including a number of complex treatments.
- A programme of seminars, practical classes and other didactic sessions commencing with a full-time introductory course and reviewing the clinical and scientific scope of the subject to determine its evidence base.
- A research investigation leading to a dissertation in which the candidate is required to demonstrate the application of scientific method to a problem of relevance to Prosthodontics.
- When confronted by a patient whose clinical problems require the co-ordinated application of a variety of advanced restorative procedures, the successful candidate should be able to:
- Identify the anamnestic information, diagnostic examinations and special investigations required. Perform such and/or make appropriate referrals to other medical or dental specialists. Evaluate the results obtained.
- Formulate at least one treatment plan, including an organised sequence for the delivery of the proposed care, which recognises the need for continuous reassessment of the patient’s response to procedures as they are provided.
- Defend the selection of treatment methods and the plan of treatment by reference to the relevant dental and scientific literature, demonstrating an awareness of methods for the location and retrieval of up-to date clinical and research publications to enable evidence-based clinical management.
- Formulate a prognosis for the proposed treatment bearing in mind the factors having a bearing in the individual case and incorporating knowledge derived from studies of outcome and clinical audit.
- Demonstrate the clinical skills required to carry out the proposed treatment or, in the case of procedures in which he or she is not experienced, indicate awareness of how and where appropriate further experience may be obtained.
- Have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the laboratory techniques required to be able to generate an unambiguous and achievable prescription for the dental technician and to participate personally in the laboratory work to whatever extent may become necessary.
- Specify and/or provide a programme of recall examinations, preventive measures and follow-up treatment based upon an assessment of the risks and justify these recommendations with reference to the relevant literature.
- Analyse his or her personal needs in respect of continuing professional development and education. Identify resources which may be used to satisfy these and play an active role both in the delivery and receipt of such education throughout the professional career whether by personal scholarship, formal educational activity or involvement in research.
The MClinDent programme is a modular programme and this means that each module has a formal assessment.
Graduates' clinical, practical and academic skills are assessed throughout their time at the Eastman through informal assessments which do not count to the final marks of the programme. Assessment of academic progress is through a series of assignments and subsequent seminars. Graduates should be able to recall and demonstrate an understanding of factual information and its clinical relevance. The graduate should demonstrate the application of this knowledge to the clinical situation and this is assessed through diagnostic clinics, case seminars and chair-side treatment of patients.
In addition graduates general performance is assessed and a monthly report submitted to the Eastman Divisional Teaching Committee.
Due to the nature of the programme the timetable varies during the academic year. However, a typical week on the programme is likely to compromise the following sessions:
3-4 sessions of supervised patient treatment, including clinical observation
3-4 academic sessions
2-4 sessions of self-directed learning
Normal working hours are 09.00 – 17.00, Monday – Friday however on occasions some activities may take place outside these core hours.
Programme director: Dr Ailbhe McDonald
Mr James Baker
Mr Colin Clark
Dr Krupti Denhard
Mr Akil Gulamali
Mr Nicholas Frankel
Dr Martin Gough
Mr Ken Hemmings
Mr Edward Hems
Mr Nicholas Lewis
Mr Rory McCormick
Dr Ailbhe McDonald
Mr Michael Nesbit
Mr Eoin O’Sullivan
Mr Keval Patel
Dr Rishi Patel
Dr Jose Rodriguez Lewsey
Mr Steve Saberi
Mr Stephen Smith
Dr Steven Soo
Dr Joao De Sousa
Dr Nicola Di Vitale
In addition the programme invites several high profile guest lecturers, these are listed below:
Dr Paul Ashley, Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
Dr Avijit Banerjee, Specialist in Restorative Dentistry
Mr Paul Cashman, Specialist Prosthodontist
Prof Andrew Eder, Specialist in Restorative Dentistry
Mr Kanaan Elias, Specialist Prosthodontist
Mr Daljit Gill, Specialist in Orthodontics
Dr Kevin Lewis, Dental Director of Medical Protection
Professor Jonathan Knowles, Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Mr Basil Mizrahi, Specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Dr Ian Needleman, Specialist Periodontist
Mr Matthew Rose, Specialist Prosthodontist
Dr Lloyd Searson, Specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Dr Derrick Setchell, Specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Dr Sharan Sidhu, Specialist in Restorative Dentistry
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