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MClinDent Advanced General Dental Practice

Key facts

Start date September 2017

Duration/mode 36 months

UK/EU fees Not applicable

International fees £126,000 (total)

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill


This full-time course is open to international applicants only.

If you are an UK/EU national, t
his programme is also offered as a flexible pathway providing state of the art learning opportunities to practitioners looking to enhance their skills in Tier 2 treatments. Single modules may be taken for Continuous Professional Development or credits can be built towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters Degree in Advanced General Dental Practice. Please contact the School of Dentistry Admissions team to discuss this in more detail.

This unique course will advance your skills and clinical development in general dental practice providing core skills in oral health, patient challenges and dealing with complex dental cases. The course has a heavily clinically-based nature and is the only course in the UK that provides an integrated postgraduate clinical education.

The course has been designed in close collaboration with General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) to provide flexible, tailored support and will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills to provide more complex care for patients.

Aimed at experienced dental surgeons seeking personal, professional and clinical progression the course will develop your problem solving skills within a patient-focused clinical setting.

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Course content

Using specially designed Case-Based Learning, you'll be able to relate your learning to a simulated clinical case, thereby embedding your newfound knowledge in a meaningful and useful way.

The programme includes:

  • Content across all General Dental Practice disciplines
  • High quality supervised clinical education
  • Innovative Case-Based Learning materials
  • Teaching in small groups
  • World-leading virtual experience in our clinical rehearsal suite
  • Access to advanced haptic training simulations
  • Teaching by tutors who really understand the needs of general dental practitioners
  • Mentoring from an experienced, practising general dental practitioner

Modules total 120 credits each year of which 40-60 credits will be clinical practice.

Year 1

This suite of modules aims to update your knowledge in new innovations and emerging evidence to provide a firm foundation on which to build your new skills.

The 3 Case-Based Learning (CBL) modules cover:

CBL1 The Pillars of Oral Health
Takes knowledge and application of the scientific evidence behind prevention and management of the key dental diseases to a more advanced level.

CBL2 Patient Challenges
Expands applied knowledge of more complex and challenging patient interactions.

CBL3 Managing the Worn and Disrupted Dentition
A key attribute for the Advanced General Dental Practitioner.

Clinical Practice 1 Module : ‘Refreshing and Refining Skills’
Starts in our state-of-the-art clinical rehearsal suite and progresses to treating selected patients in our modern treatment clinics.

Year 2

Develops higher level skills in more complex and challenging situations.

The 3 Case-Based Learning (CBL) modules cover:

CBL4 Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery
Equips you to diagnose and manage more complex Oral Medical and Surgical issues.

CBL5 Traumatology and Complex Endodontics
To develop and apply a higher level of knowledge in this discipline.

CBL6 The Failing Dentition
Guides practitioners in the management of the elderly dentate.

Research Methodology and Statistics
To equip you with relevant skills for the research project in year 3.

Clinical Practice 2 Module: ‘Developing and Expanding Skills’
Applied knowledge gained in Case-Based Learning modules is translated into the clinical setting.

Year 3

Includes an original Research Dissertation and a Clinical Audit project.

The Case-Based Learning (CBL) module covers:

CBL7 The Complex Case
Addresses challenging multi-disciplinary issues such as atypical pain diagnosis and management, Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and aesthetics.

Clinical Skills 3 module, ‘Dealing with Complexity and Challenge’
Develops more complex skills in challenging situations in a supported environment.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Learning and teaching

Teaching will take place in small groups as a series of modules covering case based learning platforms and enhanced clinical education at the Leeds Dental Institute.

You will be taught by staff with a wealth of General Dental Practice experience. Learning will be tailored to General Dental Practitioners.

You will have access to our world-leading virtual learning platform including the use of the largest clinical rehearsal suite in Europe.


You will be assessed on your ability to apply your knowledge of advanced dental practice alongside competency of performing clinical procedures.

Assessment of professional standards is a key feature and includes the submission of a “living” portfolio covering a professional development plan, 360 degree feedback, results of patient surveys and personal reflection.

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Applying, fees and funding

Entry requirements

The course requires a Primary Dental qualification that is acceptable to the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Three years full time (or equivalent) post-graduation clinical experience in General Dental Practice.

Letter of recommendation from two Senior Clinicians.

Accreditation of prior learning may be given for applicants who have undertaken other recognised programmes at an equivalent level.

International qualifications

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

How to apply

If you would like to apply to the course, please contact the School of Dentistry Admissions team (denadmissions@leeds.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 30th July 2017.
Late applications may be considered on an adhoc basis.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.


UK/EU fees: Not applicable
International fees: £126,000 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

You must pay a £1,500 deposit when you accept your offer to secure your place on the programme.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

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Career opportunities

This unique programme includes extensive clinical experience and assessment of skills and will support your clinical development to an Advanced level. These higher level skills will be invaluable to future employers in your home country and will allow you to upskill in core competences in dentistry.

Careers support

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