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 are now open for the next intake for this programme which will start on Monday 10th January 2022.
Places on this course are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis as long as you meet the eligibility criteria. We will be in touch within 2 weeks of your application to let you know if you have been successful.
To apply online you will first need to register for an RCSEd account. Once you are registered, please log-in using the ‘Apply Now’ button below and complete the online form.
If you would like to be added to the interest list for future cohorts or have any questions, please email us at DT@rcsed.ac.uk.