University of Central Lancashire

Master in Prosthodontics (Formerly Cosmetic Dentistry) - Máster en Prostodoncia (Anteriormente Odontología Cosmética)

University of Central Lancashire
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Preston
  • Precio:
    Year 1 - £8,450, Year 2 - £16,000, Year 3 - £6,960
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Fylde Road
    Preston (Lancashire) PR4 0RB
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Prosthodontics (Formerly Cosmetic Dentistry), MA


Our MSc Prosthodontics programme provides the busy General Dental Practitioner with a part-time educational route to acquire the skills and knowledge required of a Dentist with Special Interest (DwiSI). This programme focuses on contemporary practice, teaching evidence-based principles and systems to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient and practitioner.

We offer MSc students 15 clinic placements in which we provide the patients at the UCLan Dental Clinic during their diploma programme.

Applicants will be invited to an Advice day held at Greenbank Building at UCLan, where prospective students will be given an opportunity to talk to the Course Leader and tour the specialist facilities including the UCLan Dental Clinic where students will carry out their 15 clinical placements throughout their course in which we provide the patients.


Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements:

Be qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practice dentistry
Be registered with the General Dental Council (or equivalent)
Be in professional practice or have a hospital appointment for a minimum of two years
Be registered with a Defence Union - possessing indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level.
Possess indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level
Possess a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease (Hepatitis B)
Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent). Competency may be demonstrated by qualification, accreditation of prior learning or separate University assessment.

Applicants must provide evidence of their IELTS Level 7 certificate (or equivalent), GDC Certificate and Indemnity Insurance by either uploading a copy upon online application or providing a copy with their completed paper application.



Clinical Knowledge of Prosthodontics (20 credits)

The aim of this module is to introduce foundation topics relating to the safe practice of cosmetic dentistry. The module will cover the basic sciences underpinning the clinical aspects of cosmetic dental treatment and will cover patient examination, treatment planning, complications and case selection.

Patient assessment and effective treatment planning
Occlusal terminology, analysis and occlusion in relation to restorative dentistry
Smile design and cosmetic planning
Non-invasive aesthetics – tooth whitening procedures
Dentine bonding and anterior composite techniques
Porcelain laminate veneers and crowns
Shade selection, customising characterisation, gingival porcelains
Principles of bridge design and fixed moveable bridgework
Soft tissue management in relation to successful cosmetic dentistry
The diagnostic wax up
Modern materials and their application
Preservation of pulpal vitality
Detailed communication with the laboratory

Clinical Skills for Prosthodontics (20 credits)

This module will introduce and develop the necessary practical skills required to undertake safe cosmetic dental treatment within a primary dental care environment. Initially, practical procedures will be demonstrated, supervised and assessed within the UCLan clinical training facility using the available manikins. You will then carry out clinical procedures under the supervision of an experienced clinical tutor within an approved clinical training centre. In addition case presentation and critical case analysis of your own patients will be undertaken and peer discussion actively encouraged.

History taking and clinical examination
Clinical photography
Articulators and the use of the semi-adjustable articulator and face bow
Anterior tooth coloured restorations
Tooth preparation and construction of provisional restorations
Soft tissue management and achieving accurate impressions

Appraising the Dental Literature (20 credits)

The module seeks to develop your ability to locate, select and interpret information from a wide variety of published sources related to dentistry and oral health, and to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the dental literature using objective methodologies.


Enhanced Clinical Knowledge of Prosthodontics (20 credits)

This module will further develop your knowledge of cosmetic dental treatment, building on the foundations developed in the first year. You will study advances in cosmetic dentistry and will gain knowledge of the contemporary cosmetic dental techniques that have widened and strengthened the clinician’s treatment portfolio.
Treatment planning and the management of the complex restorative/cosmetic case
The role of overdentures
Medico-legal aspects of restorative and cosmetic dentistry
The shortened dental arch concept
The role of splint therapy
Restorative aspects of dental implants
Management of the failing dentition
Aetiology and management of tooth surface loss
Crown lengthening procedures

Enhanced Clinical Skills for Prosthodontics. (20 credits)

This module introduces further practical skills required for effective cosmetic dental treatment. The module will introduce more advanced clinical procedures to be carried out under the supervision of an experienced clinical tutor within an approved clinical training centre. In addition, case presentations and critical case analysis of your own patients will be undertaken and peer discussion actively encouraged.

Treatment planning and the management of the complex restorative/cosmetic case
Management of the failing dentition
Management of cases with a worn dentition
The benefits and risks involved with changing an occlusal scheme
Soft tissue management and procedures for crown lengthening

Evidence Based Dentistry (20 credits)

The module seeks to develop your skills in order to plan, undertake and present the findings of a dental or oral health related research project.


Extended Clinical Practice Module (20 credits)

This module provides further time treating patients under supervision in the UCLan Dental Clinic. It will provide an opportunity to treat patients using a multi-disciplinary approach, bringing together the knowledge and skills acquired during the first two years of the course.

Dentistry Professional Project (40 credits)

The dissertation will form a major component in the final year of the Masters programme. You will be expected to take responsibility for designing, conducting and analysing the results of a substantial investigation, which will make a contribution to the discipline under scrutiny. You will be encouraged to adopt a balanced perspective in the treatment process as they analyse the research material. The project will be written up in the agreed Masters degree format. You will also be encouraged to write a short article suitable for submission for presentation at appropriate conference and where possible for publication in a specialty related journal. This will provide you with an opportunity to develop a professional writing style and to achieve publication.

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