The Prosthdontics MClinDent is a broad-based and progressive programme that comprises theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research. The Eastman offers two training pathways in fixed and removable prosthdontics; a two calendar year MClinDent degree programme and the integrated three calendar year SAC-approved prosthodontic training programme.
What will I learn?
Students gain practical experience in advanced conservation, fixed (conventionally prepared and resin-retained designs) and removable prosthodontics, and implant-supported prostheses for single missing teeth or partially edentulous cases, alongside an introduction to occlusal registration techniques and the range of diagnostic procedures required to ensure effective planning and design of oral reconstructions.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The Eastman is a major centre of excellence, at the forefront of evidence-based clinical service, research and development, and education in the oral health care sciences. It is the largest academic postgraduate dental centre in Europe, and has a world-wide reputation for its specialist training delivered through clinically intensive postgraduate programmes.
The Prosthodontics MClinDent offers an intensive programme with a strong practical emphasis. Students benefit from first class facilities which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, including practical classes in the operative technique laboratory. Approximately two-thirds of the programme is allocated to clinical and laboratory work for patients.
Availability: Full-time 2 years; Part-time 3-4 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory. Year One: Core modules (165 credits). Year Two: Core modules (105 credits), dissertation (90 credits).
Year One Core Modules
Year Two Core Modules
All students undertake an independent research project in year two which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000–15,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through one-to-one clinical and laboratory instruction, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, individual work including a research project, self directed learning and problem based learning. Assessment is through mock written and practical examination, essays, internal graduate appraisal, supervised clinical work, oral presentation and the dissertation.
Entry and application
All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience working as a registered dentist.
Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that the candidate provides appropriate written confirmation and attaches this to their application. Applicants who do not provide this confirmation will not be put forward for shortlisting.
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 previous work or education experience in English. See English Language Qualification page for full details.
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 14 January 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?
The MClinDent Programme offers dental professionals the opportunity to extend their knowledge of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics in order to prepare them for a career in specialist practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice or an academic career in the field.
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 Prosthodontics 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
First destinations of recent graduates include:
- Royal College of Surgeons: Prosthdontics Specialism
- UCL Eastman Dental Institute: Membership in Restorative Dentistry
- Berkshire PCT: Dentist
- UCL Eastman Dental Institute: MRD Specialist training in Prosthdontics
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:
Prosthodontics (Specialty Training)
An additional year (full-time) leading to recognition on the UK specialist list.
MClinDent and MRD. The MRD (Membership in Restorative Dentistry) is administered, examined and awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Teaching and Learning
Students follow the two year Orthodontics MClinDent programme in full, plus a third year culminating in the MRD examinations.
The MRD year comprises time in an approved private practice, time in clinical practice within the Institute and the equivalent of one day per week in timetabled activities preparing for the MRD examination. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating the required clinical experience through the completion of a log book of clinical cases which will include distance-supervision of treatment undertaken in private practice.
Detailed documentation of at least four cases, of which two must be interdisciplinary, are required to be submitted to the MRD examiners. Continued personal involvement in the creative and diagnostic stages of laboratory work will be required, however the trainee will be expected to make increased use of technical support.
Who can apply?
The MClinDent + MRD Prosthodontis (Specialty Training) programme is available exclusively to students from the UK/EU. The programme has the approval of the Specialist Advisory Committee.
International applicants should apply for either the MClinDent or MClinDent (Advanced Training) programme. Applicants are advised to verify the specialist training requirements of their country's relevant regulatory body before submitting an application.
MRD year: £14,260
(Indicative. Students will pay the appropriate fee at the time of starting the MOrth year.)