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  • Programme duration: Full-time: 36 months  
  • Programme start: September 2018
  • Entry requirements: Please see the 'Entry Requirements' tab for full list of requirements.
Special Care Dentistry ddsc


Please note that applications are not being accepted for 2017/18 entry

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 Special Care Dentistry will be awarded the DDSc (Special Care Dentistry) from the University of Liverpool and will be eligible to sit the Tri-collegiate Diploma of Membership in Special Care Dentistry (MSpec Care Dent) 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 Special Care Dentistry and the tri-collegiate Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh blueprints in Special Care Dentistry are embedded into the programme. The aims and learning outcomes of the International Association for Disability and Oral Health Postgraduate Guidance in Special Care Dentistry are embedded within the programme.

An Honorary National Training Number leading to CCST may be available to suitable candidates with full GDC registration who satisfy the entry requirements to specialty clinical training in Special Care Dentistry as determined by the General Dental Council.

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.