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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. Anyone on three-year, full-time UK Specialty Registrar Training programmes may take the two-year MClinDent as part of that programme.

Recruitment to Orthodontic specialty registrar training posts will be undertaken by London Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, which will publish full details once available. Interviews are likely to be around May/June each year. More about specialty applications.

Orthodontics MClinDent (advanced training)

This full-time, three-year Master's programme is for international students.
 

Why Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is an extremely rewarding and enjoyable specialty, which is a unique combination of academic and clinical work and of art and science. Seeing the life enhancing changes which occur in patients of all ages provides a real sense of fulfilment. 

Why Eastman?

Joining our Orthodontic Department will allow you to develop your expertise in this specialty. Our programme is highly respected and has been running for many years. It is an intensive course which trains graduates to be able to diagnose, treatment plan and manage patients who present with malocclusions.

The unit is one of the largest postgraduate training centres in Europe and provides high quality teaching and training in both the clinical and research skills demanded of contemporary orthodontic specialists.

We aim to provide an evidence-based approach to the specialty, through a programme which includes clinical work, lectures, seminars, practical courses, and research. 

Teaching is undertaken by senior academic and clinical staff, many of whom have roles in other organisations including the Royal College of Surgeons, British Orthodontic Society, and European Orthodontic Society. We also 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.

Our graduates have a high pass rate in both the university and Royal College of Surgeons examinations. Many previous graduates have had their research accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals and we also have a great track record of winning national and international prizes. 

Which programme should I apply for?
Two-year MClinDent -
plus an additional 3rd year as an affiliate student at UCL

This is a closed programme for those who are appointed to a specialty registrar national training post via HEE national recruitment. Those applicants who are eligible to apply through this route must do so and should not apply directly to the university for either of the programmes detailed below.

Entry to the specialty registrar national training programme is a competitive process which is run nationally once a year. Applicants must be appointed to a national training post first and, only if appointed do they apply to the UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

This combined three-year programme gives eligibility to apply for the Membership in Orthodontics examination run by the Royal College of Surgeons

Two-year MClinDentThis programme is open to overseas applicants who are not eligible to apply though the national recruitment process. The two year programme does not give eligibility to apply for the Membership in Orthodontics examination run by the Royal College of Surgeons.Applicants for this programme apply directly through the UCL application portal.
Three-year MClinDent Advanced Training This programme is open to overseas applicants who are not eligible to apply though the national recruitment process. The three-year programme gives eligibility to apply for the Membership in Orthodontics examination run by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Applicants for this programme apply directly through the UCL application portal.
Staff

We have a large number of senior academic and clinical staff which ensures that you will be exposed to a wide range of different ideas and teaching methods. 

Honorary contracts / Visiting lecturers / NHS staff

  • Miss Priti Acharya
  • Miss Joanne Collins
  • Mr Daljit Gill
  • Miss Samantha Hodges
  • Mr Joseph Noar
  • Mr Sadaf Khan
  • Mr Howard Moseley
  • Mr Joseph Noar
  • Dr Fiona Ryan
Facilities

Our state-of-the-art facilities include two dedicated laboratories for the production of patient devices such as fixed and removable prosthetic devices. There are five clinical skills laboratories containing 90 clinical skills stations equipped with dental manikins allowing trainees to practically and safely refine skills and work in conditions that mimic real-life practice. Two of our suites are also equipped with dental microscopes to aid identification of anatomical imperfections and the quick detection of enamel and dentine fractures.

Contact

Professor Susan Cunningham

Programme Director
s.cunningham@ucl.ac.uk

Programme Administrator
edi.ortho@ucl.ac.uk

Visiting

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 the Programme Administrator.