Orthodontics MClinDent

A full-time, two year Master's programme that combines theory, practical elements, teaching and research with personal treatment sessions and new-patient diagnostic clinics. The programme addresses treatment of (and research into) malaligned teeth, abnormalities of jaw relationships and facial growth. Patients with a wide range of malocclusions are treated by graduates under senior staff supervision.

Structure

The Orthodontics MClinDent is a full-time degree programme taken over two years.

UK/EU students may take the two-year MClinDent as part of a three-year, full-time Specialty Training programme.  The third year of Specialty Training prepares students for the MOrth (Membership in Orthodontics).  The MOrth is administered, examined and awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Overseas (non-EU) applicants may take the three-year Advanced Training programme, which incorporates the MClinDent and prepares students for the MOrth examination. The programme follows the structure of the Specialty Training programme and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Year One: Modules (150 credits). Year Two: Modules (120 credits), dissertation (90 credits). Year Three (Specialty/Advanced Training only): no credit-bearing modules.

Contact days

The full-time programmes generally require attendance five days a week, throughout the year (excepting UCL closure days).

Teaching and assessment

The programme is based on the UK General Dental Council Orthodontic curriculum and is delivered through lectures, practical and technical teaching elements, clinical seminars, tutorials, self-directed learning, and supervised clinical treatment of patients. This is supported by a local VLE and also the British Orthodontic Society national on-line learning programme. Assessment is through written, oral and practical examinations, clinical assessments, case presentations, patient logbooks and the dissertation.

Professor Susan Cunningham is the Programme Director, with Professor Nigel Hunt as Programme Coordinator.

Career enhancement

During the programme, students are able to attend a whole range of different clinics and also regularly attend new patient clinics in small groups.The Institute strongly encourages students to apply for prizes at national and international conferences and the programme has a history of students winning prestigious prizes at the British Orthodontic Conference and the European Orthodontic Conference.

Modules

Year One

Clinical Science & Research Methods

15 credits.

Assessed through a two-hour MCQ examination.

Principles of Treatment Core Course (Orthodontics)

15 credits.

Introduction to the principles of treatment for orthodontics. Basic skills required to enter the clinical environment.

Assessed through practical assessment.

Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills I

30 credits.

Diagnosis, treatment planning and orthodontic mechanics. Use of a range of orthodontic appliances. Practical and laboratory skills.

Assessed through practical assessment and written assessment

Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills II

30 credits.

Diagnosis, treatment planning and orthodontic mechanics. Use of a range of orthodontic appliances. Practical and laboratory skills

Assessed through practical assessment and written assessment

Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills III

30 credits.

Diagnosis, treatment planning and orthodontic mechanics. Use of a range of orthodontic appliances. Practical and laboratory skills.

Assessed through objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and written assessment.

Orthodontic Clinical Practice I

30 credits.

Diagnosis, treatment planning and orthodontic mechanics

Assessed through case presentation and oral examination.

Year Two

Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills IV

30 credits.

Diagnosis, treatment planning and orthodontic mechanics. Use of a range of orthodontic appliances. Practical and laboratory skills.

Assessed through practical assessment and written assessment

Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills V

30 credits.

Diagnosis, treatment planning and orthodontic mechanics. Use of a range of orthodontic appliances. Practical and laboratory skills.

Assessed through case presentation / viva and written assessment

Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills VI

30 credits.

Diagnosis, treatment planning and orthodontic mechanics. Use of a range of orthodontic appliances. Practical and laboratory skills.

Assessed through viva (treatment planning of unseen case) and written assessment

Advanced Orthodontic Clinical Practice II

30 credits.

Diagnosis, treatment planning and orthodontic mechanics

Assessed through case presentation and oral examination

MClinDent in Orthodontics: Dissertation

90 credits.

Research project.

Assessed through dissertation and viva.

Year Three

Specialty Training and Advanced Training students only.

No credit-bearing modules.

Preparation for the MOrth examination.

Application deadline

The deadline for the September 2017 programme is 8 January 2017. The online application portal will open in the autumn of 2016.

UK/EU Specialty Training applicants are subject to different (non-UCL) deadlines, see below.

Fees

Visit the UCL website via the links below to see 2016/17 fees. Tuition fees are set each year, so subsequent years will be subject to increases

MClinDent

MClinDent Advanced Training

MClinDent Specialty Training

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of two years full time experience post-qualification..

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they meet the required standard by either having recently passed one of the UCL recognised English language tests at the 'good' level, or through work or education experience in English.

Students must have appropriate permission to study in the UK.

How to apply

UK/EU Specialty Training applicants do not need to apply through UCL's online application system, see below.

Applicants who are not eligible to apply for specialty training should apply online through UCL's online application system. Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information and have the correct documentation ready.

References

Applicants are required to submit the contact details (address and email address) of two appropriate referees. One must be academic and the other should be an employer or colleague. Referees may not be family members or friends.

Once you have submitted your application, each referee will be contacted by email and supplied with a link to a webpage to which they should upload their reference.

Your application will remain incomplete until all references have been received. You can monitor the status of your application online and resend the reference request emails or change your referee contact details if necessary. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all references are received by the application deadline.

Upload supporting documentation

As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload various documents.

CV Applicants must provide a clear, current and accurate copy of their CV.
Transcript All UK applicants are required to submit a copy of their degree certificate, all non-UK applicants are required to submit a copy their degree certificate and their academic transcript.
Transcript 2 Applicants currently practising in the UK must provide a copy of their current full GDC registration certificate.
English Language Test Applicants whose first language is not English need to provide their UCL-approved English language certification.
Specialty Training and Advanced Training

UK/EU applicants – and those applicants who are eligible to practice in the UK and intend to practice as a specialist in the UK – are advised to apply through the National Recruitment process (currently operated by London Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education) for one of the three-year salaried specialty registrar (StR) training posts.

All other applicants should apply for the separate full-time Advanced Training programme.

What happens next

UK/EU applicants applying through NHS national recruitment will first be notified of the result of their application by the NHS.

For Overseas applicants, after you have submitted your application online, and once your references have been received, your application will be forwarded to the Programme Director.  All applications will be considered after the closing date and the outcome will be communicated to you informally via email by Institute Admissions as soon as possible.

For all applicants, if your application has been successful, University Admissions will then issue a formal offer letter confirming your fee status and specifying a deadline by which you must confirm acceptance.  If your offer is conditional, you will be given a deadline by which you must meet the condition.

Contacts

Programme Administrator edi-orthopaed@ucl.ac.uk
For any further information about the content of the programme.
Institute Admissions edi-admissions@ucl.ac.uk
+44(0)20 3456 1092
For help with the application process, including entry requirements.
University Admissions admissions@ucl.ac.uk For queries about visas, immigration and fees.