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 School of Dentistry has been successfully running a part-time campus-based MSc Advanced General Dental Practice course for 11 years, longer than any other. The demand for this highly popular course has led to the creation of the distance learning option, allowing dentists anywhere to gain a higher degree without interrupting their practice. The distance Masters is based on the teaching of the campus course to ensure you receive the full benefits of all the University of Birmingham can offer. Please note, if you wish to apply for the February 2014 start date, you will need to select the academic year 2013/14. If you wish to apply for February 2015 entry, please select the academic year 2014/15.
This programme offers knowledge and expertise in the science and practice of tissue engineered therapies, from theoretical science through testing and commercial exploitation to clinical application.
This programme is designed for dental graduates who wish to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry either in primary or secondary care services, or in a university setting.
Dental Public Health is especially for people, not just dentists, who intend to become planners, managers of services, epidemiologists, health promoters and teachers of public health dental subjects. The programme consists of seven core modules with assignments and written examinations plus a research project in dental public health.
The Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics has approved this degree as part of the training programme in orthodontics. It provides you with a deeper understanding of, and further technical and diagnostic skills in, orthodontics.
The programme, which has been running successfully for over 15 years, complies with the UK standards for specialist training in orthodontics as assessed by the SAC of the Royal Colleges. On successful completion of training, you will have achieved the academic standards and clinical experience required for the MOrth exams of the UK Royal Colleges.
Advanced General Dental Practice is for dental practitioners to enhance their clinical and academic skills for professional development, expanding on BDS level knowledge. This programme will also provide great support and guidance for dentists who plan to take FFGDP, MJDF, MFDS, MFD and ORE examinations.
Dental implantology is concerned with the replacement of missing teeth and supporting oral tissues with dental implants.
This programme is designed for dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics. This specialty comprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or worn teeth using fixed and removable prostheses, including implant-supported or stabilised restorations. In addition to this, students will be allocated to the temporomandibular disorders clinic.
The Deanery has seen so many NHS reorganisations in its 10 year life, that is has become not only pretty expert in continuing to deliver its education programmes, with these changes little effect on its students but has learned to use those changes to make major improvements in the education programmes. Nowhere is that better shown than in the fact that all of our foundation dentists now achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Foundation Primary Dental Care, and have an opportunity to take that forward to a Masters Degree in Primary Dental Care.
First complete specialist training programme in periodontology in the UK. Outstanding educational experience through exceptional calibre of teachers. Huge variety of expertise available to give thorough practical education in advanced clinical periodontology, including aesthetics, implants and contemporary surgical methods.
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.