The department focuses on the management of anomalies in growth and development of the teeth and jaws including both syndromic and non-syndromic disorders. We have a special expertise in caring for patients with severe malocclusions, especially those requiring complex multidisciplinary care and for which we have a world-wide reputation, including dentofacial and craniofacial deformity, hypodontia, and combined orthodontic / prosthodontics and paediatric care.
We also have extensive experience and expertise in caring for young patients with dento-alveolar trauma and special needs. There are strong links with Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital
The Department comprises two units: Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry
Professor Nigel Hunt
Professor Susan Cunningham
Dr Rishma Shah
Dr Paul Ashley
Dr Susan Parekh
The unit welcomes visits from prospective overseas students to meet either the Programme Director or Deputy Programme Director provided you meet all of the mandatory requirements for entry to the programme. Appointments to visit should be made at least two months in advance as staff have clinical, teaching and research commitments. For an appointment contact: Programme Director, Professor Sue Cunningham or Deputy Programme Director, Professor Nigel Hunt.
An open day is arranged each year for UK/EU applicants and details for this will be published here and in our events section.
The unit welcomes visits from prospective students to meet the Programme Directors provided you meet all of the mandatory requirements for entry to the programme. Appointments to visit should be made at least two months in advance as staff have clinical, teaching and research commitments. For an appointment contact: Programme Director (DDent), Dr Paul Ashley or Deputy Programme Director (MSc), Dr Susan Parekh.
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. UK/EU students may take the two-year MClinDent as part of a three-year, full-time Specialty Training programme.
Orthodontics MClinDent (advanced training)
This full-time, three-year Master's programme is designed for international.
Paediatric Dentistry MSc
A part-time, three-year Master's programme that blends online, distance learning with hands-on skills lab training and face-to-face teaching.
Paediatric Dentistry DDent
A three year full-time degree programme taught through both specialist-level clinical practice and doctorate-level research.