Dentistry aims to ensure proper conditions of the oral cavity and deals with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral diseases. There are dental specialties such as public health dentistry, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, prosthodontics, general dentistry, periodontics, orthodontics, oral medicine, dental implantation, orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, dental aesthetics. Graduates can work in private clinics or hospitals. The main work areas are detection of diseases, aesthetic improvements, public education,
The M.S. degree in dental hygiene program prepares dental hygienists for leadership roles in education, administration, public health, and dental hygiene practice.
The Clinical Implant Dentistry course is intended for dental practitioners with little or no implant dentistry experience. It aims to develop knowledge and skills to plan, treat and maintain implant cases. We will provide patients for you to treat. The course satisfies the requirements of the UK Training Standards in Implant Dentistry.
Research within Oral Radiology aims to develop and promote evidence-based imaging in dentistry through research. The group collaborates with others in the Dental School, the Faculty and wider University and has strong links with several comparable research groups in European Dental institutions.
The Master of Science Program in Dental Hygiene requires 38 units of course work and a Comprehensive Examination (i.e., Capstone Project). The one-year MS degree program consists of three quarters of interdisciplinary dental hygiene science course work and one quarter of Field Work, after a total of four quarters. Classes meet on-site on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the speciality concerned with the diagnosis and management of diseases, injuries and defects affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. All programmes are based on the speciality of oral surgery but within the wider context of maxillofacial surgery. The three-year programme provides specialist oral surgery clinical training.
Recent advances in communication technologies mean that long-distance communication is now possible with an ease that was unthinkable only a few years ago. The use of such technologies therefore means that the majority of training activities in a postgraduate course can be performed remotely with no need for direct physical contact.
The Dental Medicine Program covers five-year program (10 semesters). After the successful completion of the program, students are awarded the title Doctor Medicinae Dentaire (dentist; D.M.D.). The degree is accepted in several countries of the world. Citizens of the EU and EEC will receive their licence automatically within the Community.
Research within biomaterials science aims to develop an enhanced mechanistic understanding of reasons for the clinical success or failure of oral and craniofacial biomaterials. A major focus is upon varied types of composite materials with photo-polymerised resin or RM-GIC matrices, including model systems of well-defined chemistry. To this end we study their underlying micro/nano-scale structure and time-dependent properties.
This programme is designed for experienced dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in endodontics, the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp and surrounding tissues.
The Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) provides advanced academic training for those students who want to broaden their understanding of biological sciences. The program includes Core courses in Foundations of Oral Biology and Advanced Biomedical Science for Dentistry. The Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) program can be pursued in conjunction with a graduate dental program or on its own.The MSD is a more research oriented Master's program.
Research within the orthodontic research unit involves clinical trials of a range of orthodontic interventions. Recent multi-centre trials, sponsored by the Medical Research Council (UK), have provided new insights into treatment timing, and dental and psychological outcomes. The unit is presently publishing reports on a twenty year longitudinal study of the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment. Research is funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), NIDCR, the European Commission and the Department of Health (UK).
tem cell research within the School of Dentistry focuses on several areas of this exciting, and sometimes controversial, subject. The overall aim of our research is to probe the fundamental areas of pluripotency, multipotency and differentiation to allow exploitation of stem cells in clinical applications and drug testing. We are also world leaders in the use of ES cells as a model system to study epithelial-mesenchymal transition events, a process associated with epithelial tumour cell metastasis.