MSc Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Advanced Clinical Skills in Paediatric Dentistry

Course unit fact file
Unit code DENT61271
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit will be delivered via a combination of a hands on, lab based course (3 hours x 6 sessions), regular attendance at consultant assessment and treatment planning clinics and regular consultant supervised treatment sessions for the students. Students will also regularly present at and participate in departmental journal club. 


The unit aims to:
  • Enable students to build on the skills learnt in Basic Clinical Skills in Paediatric Dentistry unit.
  • Enable students to develop their clinical skills and knowledge to an advanced level in the:
    • placement of rubber dam and fissure sealants in the paediatric patient
    • composite restoration of anterior and posterior primary and permanent teeth in the paediatric dental patient
    • preparation of a primary tooth for vital pulpotomy and placement of a preformed metal crown
    • management of the immature permanent incisor using MTA apexification and use of thermoplastic obturation techniques
    • use of the “wand” for the delivery of local analgesia
  • Further enhance the student’s presentation and critical appraisal skills

Assessment methods

4 x written paediatric dental clinical cases (15% per case)

4 x oral presentations, one for each written clinical case (10% per case)

Feedback methods

Feedback on the written cases will be provided within 15 working days. 

Immediate verbal feedback will be provided for the presentations.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 150

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Siobhan Barry Unit coordinator

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