Paediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Certificate
The Paediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Certificate is an innovative part-time programme for dentists and therapists wanting to enhance their skills in treating children. A key feature is the opportunity for clinicians to discuss their own cases with colleagues and seminar leaders as one of the aims of this programme is to support ongoing clinical work as well as enhancing skills.
What will I learn?
Students develop an understanding of the cause and effects of dental disease in children and adolescents; alongside the clinical skills necessary for prevention and treatment. As well as looking at growth and development, the relationship between orthodontics and paediatric dentistry is also covered, to help candidates to treatment plan effectively.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
This programme at UCL offers the opportunity to be part of a world class hospital and university.
Students benefit from the excellent facilities offered by the Eastman CPD including the management of anxious patients (including inhalation sedation); management of dental trauma; and the management of dental anomalies such as hypodontia or enamel and dentine defects.
Teaching is provided by staff from the Paediatric Dentistry Unit, who have expertise in caring for young patients with behavioural problems, dental trauma, craniofacial anomalies and severe medical conditions.
Availability: Part-time 1 year
Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures and hands-on sessions in our skills lab. Assessment will be through written and practical tests, case presentations, essay and viva throughout the programme.
Entry and application
All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification (Diploma level for therapists) and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience. In addition they must currently be treating children.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications for this programme is 28 June for the year of entry. However, late applications may be considered after this date. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
This unique programme is designed for busy dentists working in practice, the community services or any other environment who wish to provide a higher standard of care for children.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- why you want to study Paediatric Dentistry at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets your needs
Recent destinations of graduates of the institute include:
- Kings College Hospital: Clinical Teacher
- University of Portsmouth: Clinical Tutor
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: