The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) degree provides graduate training in ten disciplines in dentistry. The aim of each discipline programme is to prepare graduate students to become registered specialists in that discipline. The programmes foster development of critical analysis, research skills, and advanced clinical skills that will be recognised for specialist registration.
The programmes include clinical research and clinical practice and prepare students to be both practitioners and advisory consultants in their chosen areas of specialisation. Within each programme, course work includes papers on research methods and practice, advanced clinical science, and advanced clinical practice. A candidate's research will be presented in a thesis and demonstrate a significant contribution to knowledge in a particular field.
Because of the different training requirements for registration in each area of specialisation, the programme entry requirements and lengths vary.
The DClinDent degree may be awarded in any of the following subjects:
Note: A small number of dental postgraduate training programmes require both Medical and Dental degrees. With the approval of the Academic Boards of Dentistry and Medicine on the recommendation of the Combined Medicine and Dentistry Programmes Board of Studies, an MB ChB graduate may be admitted directly to the 3rd Year of the BDS programme.