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Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry

For Dental Therapists and Graduates in Oral Health Sciences Dip Paed Dent (DT) RCSEd

A one-year online programme in paediatric dentistry for dental therapists and graduates in oral health sciences is now available, following the inaugural programme in 2017.

This exciting and innovative programme leads to a diploma in paediatric dentistry for dental therapists and is the first of its kind to be offered by a Royal College. 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 your 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.

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 £415 (£495 for programmes starting after January 2019).

Applications for the January 2019 intake of this programme are now closed. Applications for the next intake will open later in the year. Please keep an eye on this webpage for further details.

If you would like any other information on this programme, or to register your interest for the next intake, please email DT@rcsed.ac.uk


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