Course Details - Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry
Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry (Dip Paed Dent (DT) RCSEd)
For Dental Therapists and Graduates in Oral Health Sciences
A one-year online programme in paediatric dentistry for dental therapists and graduates in oral health sciences.
This exciting and innovative programme leads to a diploma in paediatric dentistry for dental therapists. The main aims of this programme are to allow candidates to demonstrate a high level of competence in the diagnosis, treatment planning and delivery of Paediatric Dentistry within the scope of practice of a Dental Therapist, highlighting their knowledge and expertise in paediatric dentistry.
Teaching takes the form of 20 online modules released every two weeks covering topics including but not limited to, periodontal diseases in children, safeguarding children, paediatric radiography and advanced restorative dentistry.
In addition to the online programme, there will be a requirement for all students to attend two consecutive residential days in preparation for the final examination following completion of the programme. There will be the option to attend these residential days at either our Edinburgh or Birmingham campuses (depending on numbers and availability).
Applications are invited from dental therapists and graduates in oral health sciences who are currently registered with the General Dental Council (or appropriate awarding body), and it is recommended that candidates have a minimum of two years’ post-qualification clinical experience. If you are in any doubt as to your eligibility, please get in touch by emailing DT@rcsed.ac.uk.
The programme fee is £2,500, plus an examination fee of £495.
Applications for the 2021 cohort are now closed. Applications for the January 2022 cohort will reopen in Summer 2021. Please make sure to check back for more details.
If you would like to be added to the interest list or have any questions, please email us at DT@rcsed.ac.uk.