Paediatric Dentistry DDent
Research areas:The programme is delivered by the institute's unit of Paediatric Dentistry and students benefit from the high proportion of sessions with direct patient contact, a favourable staff-to-student ratio and the excellent facilities offered by the unit, which has unique expertise in caring for young patients with behaviour problems, dental trauma, craniofacial anomalies and severe medical conditions.
Specialist services include the management of anxious patients (including inhalation sedation, intravenous sedation and general anaesthesia services); management of dental trauma; and the management of dental anomalies such as hypodontia or enamel and dentine defects.
Applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification. In addition, they must currently be treating children.
English level expected: Good
- All applicants: 10 January 2014
- UK/EU Full-time: £12,600
- Overseas Full-time: £36,100
Recent graduates have either continued on an academic career pathway by obtaining research or academic positions at leading universities, or have entered managerial or research positions in the health service, government or industry. Some graduates have secured prestigious specialist training posts.
Being a part of UCL improves graduates' employability with industrial companies from the pharmaceutical sector in particular, and due to the reputation of the institute graduates are sought after in the field of dentistry worldwide.
The Paediatric Dentistry DDent offers the combination of doctorate level research and specialist level clinical skills needed for future leaders of the paediatric dentistry profession.
Students are encouraged to attend and contribute to conferences in the UK and internationally. Each year, the institute allocates a sum of money for the purpose of supporting those who wish to travel to a conference or comparable event, either in the UK or overseas, in order to present a paper or poster based on their work. The institute also hosts a variety of speakers throughout the year and all our students are encouraged to attend these talks and network with their peers.
"When you meet new contacts nationally and internationally they have nearly always heard of UCL and the Eastman Dental Institute, so its strong reputation and well-known ‘brand’ is a definite benefit."
Professor Susan Cunningham
Professor/Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics
"Working at UCL Eastman means I can meet with colleagues from other specialities to discuss complex cases, innovative treatments and multi-disciplinary care. Watching my graduate students present their research at international conferences is incredibly rewarding and a highlight of my job."
Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry