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Oral Surgery

2 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

This Master’s in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) is ideal if you’re a dental professional who’s looking to advance your skills in oral surgery. You’ll explore the clinical aspects of surgical treatment as well as patient examination, treatment planning, dealing with complications, and safe practice.

On this course you’ll undertake authentic clinical training and education, delivered both online and face-to-face, preparing you to provide safe and appropriate treatment as part of your clinical practice. The main focus is on patient management and the delivery of appropriate, evidence-based clinical care. There are supporting modules on critical appraisal, research strategies and clinical audit.

During this two-year course you’ll attend teaching sessions within the School of Dentistry on our Preston Campus. The early part of the course will consist of lectures together with practical sessions in our state-of-the-art phantom head facility. You’ll then progress to working on live patients under close supervision in the University’s Dental Clinic. Here you’ll be supported to assess, undertake and ultimately lead in clinical treatment.

By the end of the course you’ll have acquired the advanced skills required of an oral surgeon. You’ll develop in-depth knowledge of everything from the microbiology of oral infections to dental radiology and imaging, soft tissue surgery and suturing, pharmacology, treatment planning, dealing with medical emergencies, craniofacial pain, instrumentation, surgical removal of impacted teeth and roots, the legal aspects involved in oral surgery, and much more.

Please note: this course is not recruiting for 2022/23 entry

Why study with us

  • This course is perfect for the busy dental practitioner. You’ll combine teaching and practical sessions on campus with a wealth of supporting materials which you’ll be able to access and study online.
  • The course benefits from small group sizes, meaning there’s an informal and supportive learning environment.
  • The University works in conjunction with governing dental bodies, ensuring that the curriculum facilitates the development of transferable skills, which you can apply to your clinical practice.

Subject to validation

Please note that Oral Surgery, MClinDent is subject to validation which may result in changes to the course structure. Any changes as a result of the validation will be immediately included and highlighted in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with a comprehensive list of those changes. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider. For further information please see our important information.

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What you'll do

  • You’ll have access to our outstanding facilities, including our state-of-the-art phantom head facility for practising your skills.
  • You’ll plan and treat real patients in our University Dental Clinic, under the direct clinical supervision of experienced consultants and specialists.
  • You will enjoy a teaching faculty led by Dr Peter Dyer, who is a highly experienced Consultant in Maxillo-facial surgery.

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Fees and Funding

Full-time£42,000 per year
Full-time£42,000 per year

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This course is based in the School of Dentistry located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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