Prosthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent

London, Bloomsbury

The MClinDent (Advanced Training) in Prosthodontics is an intensive clinical, academic and research programme focused on fixed and removable prosthodontics, including implant dentistry. It can be taken either full time over three years, or part time over four years. The programme satisfies the requirements to sit the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) or Prosthodontics (MPros) examinations.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
£35,000
£24,200
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
£57,700
£41,500
Duration
3 academic years
4 academic years
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
All applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 31 Jan 2023

Applications closed

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 2

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree


If you are looking to specialise in prosthodontics, this globally renowned programme at UCL will help you see your patient management in a whole new way. You will develop a high level of clinical skill for diagnosing, treating, and restoratively managing advanced and complex cases with an evidence-based approach.

The course covers all aspects of prosthodontic treatment, including fixed (both conventionally prepared and adhesive-retained designs), removable and implant-supported prostheses, for single missing teeth or partially or fully edentulous cases.

Our programme is unique as our trainees are exposed to all dental implant treatment phases, including planning, surgical placement, and restoration. Students also undertake laboratory work to appreciate its role in successful clinical outcomes. You will gain experience in both analogue and digital workflows in our new state-of-the-art Institute and hospital facilities.

You will work with UCL's experts including clinical academics, hospital consultants, technical instructors, specialist clinicians and guest lecturers, and be part of a small and focused international cohort, as places are limited.

Learning is accomplished through seminars, advanced diagnosis and treatment planning sessions, supervised clinical patient treatment, as well as supervised laboratory work.

Who this course is for

Any dentist wanting to prepare for a career in specialist prosthodontic practice should apply. Our graduates are competent and confident in complex fixed and removable prosthodontic treatment. This course prepares you for specialty practice, private or public, or to develop an academic career. Applications are welcome from both UK and overseas students.

What this course will give you

  • Access to UCL's and UCL Hospitals' advanced facilities.
  • The theoretical and comprehensive clinical experience necessary to undertake advanced and complex restorative treatments, including planning and provision of fixed, removable and implant supported prostheses.
  • The ability to provide treatment in a holistic, comprehensive and evidence-based manner. 
  • The ability to think critically and appraise scientific literature, be a problem solver and develop an attitude of life-long learning.
  • Close interaction and engagement with highly skilled specialists and key opinion leaders in all fields of dentistry.
  • Exposure to both analogue and digital workflows in restorative dentistry.
  • A clear and deep understanding of the dental laboratory work required in restorative dentistry and communication with the dental technician.
  • Exposure and experience in both surgical and prosthetic aspect of dental implants.
  • A curriculum and work-based experience which can lead to prosthodontic speciality recognition (automatically or through exams depending on the country).

The foundation of your career

The programme is highly regarded with an excellent reputation for producing graduates with excellent clinical skills and solid theoretical knowledge.

Employability

The MClinDent programme is recommended for dentists aiming for specialist practice in prosthodontics.

Most of our graduates progress onto the specialist list in prosthodontics. Our graduates also gain the necessary training requirements to sit the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) or Prosthodontics (MPros) examination.

Career trajectories of recent graduates include private practice, hospital and community positions and services, as well as academic roles.

Teaching and learning

The programme uses both summative and formative assessments with feedback provided at every opportunity.

We use various modes of assessment to reflect the diversity of student teaching and learning. Assessment is through written papers (MCQ, MSA, and essays), mock written, oral, and patient examination, supervised clinical work, workplace-based assessments, internal graduate appraisal, logbooks, and the dissertation. Assessments are a mixture of face-to-face and online.

The content of study varies through the years with most of the theoretical teaching occurring during the first year.

In a typical week, during weekdays, approximately 20% of the time is spent in lectures and tutorials, 60% in clinical-related activity (direct supervised patient treatment, laboratory work, consultant-led new patient clinics, treatment planning seminars) and 20% is dedicated to administrative, research and self-directed learning.

The first 10 weeks of the programme are conducted full-time as they set the stage for the rest of the year. Part-time students will also need to be available on a full-time basis during this period to fulfil these requirements.

The specific days vary throughout the four years of training depending on the modules and teaching and training needs as well as hospital clinical rotas.

Modules

You will take eight compulsory taught modules and complete a research dissertation.

In year one, you will complete six compulsory modules.

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods. A core module shared across the EDI trainees with the basic knowledge on topics such as biology, statistics, and oral health
  • Principles of Treatment Core Course (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics). This module establishes the knowledge and skills required to undertake clinical treatment and laboratory work. This is predominantly a hands-on, intensive course during the first 10 weeks of the programme. It requires full-time attendance from all students, including part-time students.
  • Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment. This module explores the importance and implications of the inter-relationship between prosthodontics and other clinical disciplines within dentistry such as periodontics, endodontics, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral medicine, and oral surgery.
  • Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics. This module provides a comprehensive overview of the use of fixed-tooth and implant treatment in prosthodontics, using an evidence-based approach.
  • Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics. This module develops a foundation for understanding the role and relevance of removable prosthodontics in managing edentulous and partially dentate patients. Graduates gain theoretical knowledge and clinical experience in removable prosthodontics. You will also learn laboratory techniques in fabricating removable appliances.
  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 1. This module is specific to clinical and laboratory aspects of the programme. All prosthodontic principals are applied in supervised clinical sessions at the Eastman Dental Hospital. Students undertake laboratory fabrication of intraoral prosthesis using analogue and digital techniques.

In year two, you will complete a further two compulsory taught modules and the research dissertation.

  • Advanced Prosthodontics. This module focuses on advanced prosthodontics for patients with complex requirements. This includes patients from the hypodontia clinics, maxillofacial clinics, severe tooth structure loss and severe bone resorption in edentulous patients. This module builds on the clinical experience gained during the programme. The practical component is supported by tutorials in small groups to discuss and brainstorm effective management of complex cases.
  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2. This module is specific to clinical and laboratory aspects of the programme. It builds on the skills and experience gained in the first year of the programme. All prosthodontic principles are applied in supervised clinical sessions at the Eastman Dental Hospital.
  • Dissertation. This module includes (but is not limited to) research design and methodology, critical appraisal of the literature, data collection and submission of a dissertation. Students are supported by research supervisors throughout the project.

In year three, clinical work and academic teaching continue but this year is non-credit bearing. You will undertake a non-credit bearing compulsory taught module covering:

  • Formal education training, delivered through seminars and self-directed learning
  • Clinical leadership - you will be able to teach younger peers, and present and lead hospital audit projects.

Integrated interdisciplinary sessions aiming to consolidate clinical judgement and skills through interdisciplinary engagement with periodontics and endodontics.

In year one, you will complete five compulsory modules:

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Principles of Treatment Core Course (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
  • Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
  • Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
  • Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics.

In year two, you will complete one compulsory taught module:

  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 1.

In year three, you will complete two compulsory taught modules and the research dissertation:

  • Advanced Prosthodontics
  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2
  • MCD Prosthodontics Dissertation.

In year four, clinical work and academic teaching continue but this year is non-credit bearing. You will undertake a non-credit bearing compulsory taught module covering:

  • Formal education training, delivered through seminars and self-directed learning
  • Clinical leadership - you will be able to teach younger peers, and present and lead hospital audit projects.

Integrated interdisciplinary sessions aiming to consolidate clinical judgement and skills through interdisciplinary engagement with periodontics and endodontics.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability are subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory. Upon successful completion of 540 credits, you will be awarded an MClinDent in Prosthodontics (Advanced Training).

Accessibility

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UCL Eastman Dental Institute, Rockefeller Building, 21 University St, London, WC1E 6DE - Open day

Graduate Open Events: Restorative Dental Practice MSc Taster Session

This event aims to provide you with an overview of the MSc Restorative Dental Practice programmes available at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Learning Outcomes: consider how aspects of contemporary Restorative Dental Practice might be an essential integral element of patient care; learn about contemporaneous techniques of anterior composite restorations and also occlusion; become familiar with aspects of the RDP programme and how this could be related to the clinical practice of dentistry.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £35,000 £24,200
Tuition fees (2023/24) £57,700 £41,500

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

Fee deposits for this programme are as follows: UK full-time and part-time students £2,500; Overseas full-time and part-time students £5,000.

Additional costs may include the purchase of a dental photography camera set-up (DSLR with Macro lens and special ring flash set-up), magnification loupes, personal computer and some costs involved in attending conferences. (Prices for all of these can vary but usually student discounts are provided.) You would also face costs of sitting professional examinations organised by the Royal Colleges after the programme.

This programme requires a completed DBS check for some compulsory modules. You will receive more information from UCL on how to complete the check once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer for the programme. The DBS application cost will be covered by UCL, but offer holders will also need to have their ID checked and verified at a Post Office, for which they will incur a charge of £12.75. The offer holder is also required to arrange and pay for any overseas police check that may be necessary; costs vary by country. For more information about the DBS application process, please contact the UCL Graduate Admissions team.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

There is an application processing fee for Eastman Dental Institute programmes of £120 for online applications and £145 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

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.

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

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