Orthodontics Doctoral Degree
This course is for dental graduates seeking to develop an understanding of facial growth and development, the development of the dentition, occlusal function and the correction of facial deformity and malocclusion. It consists of a structured three-year programme, with all clinics being fully supervised with close chairside instruction. You are expected to sit the MSc (University of London) examination over a two-year period and to complete the MOrth RCSEng examination within three years. The course aims to enable you to: Understand the biomechanical principles of tooth movement Understand the development, growth and influence of the skeletal and soft tissues on the dentition Understand the importance of materials science in orthodontics Formulate a diagnosis of malocclusion and appropriate treatment plan Apply the theory and practice of clinical orthodontics to treat a variety of malocclusions. Course content This structured three-year programme includes lectures, seminars, clinical demonstrations, journal clubs and special topic short courses. Lecture and seminars cover: normal growth and development of the head, face and dentition the physiology of the face and jaws including the temporomandibular joint the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of malocclusion. You will be taught how to use state-of-the-art appliances to an advanced level and their application in surgical orthodontics and interdisciplinary dentistry. Assessment You will be assessed through two written papers and the submission of an original research project. There is also an oral examination and clinical assessments involving case presentations and a practical. Entry requirements Applicants should possess the minimum qualification of the MFDS of one of the Royal Colleges, and should have spent no less than two years after graduating in the practice of general dentistry. Wide experience in the other dental specialties, including oral surgery and paediatric dentistry, would be considered an advantage. Students whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS score of 7.5.
Doctoral Degree Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

You should have a primary qualification in Dentistry - BDS or equivalent, plus two years full¿time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry, including 6 months full time experience in Oral & Maxillo-facial surgery and paediatric dentistry or restorative dentistry.

Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

Latest Updates from Queen Mary, University of London

Location of Queen Mary, University of London