This programme fulfils the need for dental practitioners to have access to a higher dental degree which provides specialist clinical training in Special Care Dentistry.
The Professional Doctorate is a research qualification that contains Professional Skills Training. Students who successfully complete the DDSc programme in Paediatric Dentistry will be awarded the DDSc (Paediatric Dentistry) from the University of Liverpool and will be eligible to sit the Tri-collegiate Diploma of Membership in Special Care Dentistry (MPaedDent) specialty membership examination from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Both the UK Specialist Curriculum in Paediatric Dentistry and the tri-collegiate Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh blueprints in Paediatric Dentistry are embedded into the programme.
Funded specialist trainee appointments are competitively available to appropriately qualified candidates on this programme with application through the national recruitment process.
Why School of Dentistry?
Special Care Dentistry
The department provides specialist secondary and tertiary care services to Merseyside and North Wales. The purpose built department was opened in 2009 and contains 8 surgeries including 3 with ceiling hoists, 1 latex screened surgery, and a surgery suitable for treatment of patients in their wheelchair. There are excellent facilities for treatment under all forms of conscious sedation and regular day stay general anaesthesia lists in the dental hospital’s dedicated theatre suite.