Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

This programme is taught by the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, which was recently ranked 14th in the World for Dentistry (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021). It is designed to give you a broad knowledge of the principles underlying the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of dental materials, both in preventative and restorative treatment.It is aimed at dental surgeons, dental technicians, hygienists/therapists and nurses, materials scientists and engineers, and intercalating BDS Dentistry students who want to work in the dental support industries, and the materials health sector in general. On completion of the course, you’ll have a specialised knowledge of dental materials and be able to justify selection criteria and instructions for all classes of dental materials.This programme will:

  • give you a deep understanding of the field of dental materials and the knowledge necessary to conduct research, or work in product development
  • place special emphasis on the use of materials in both clinical and non-clinical applications
  • introduce you to materials science, focusing on the major classes of materials used in dentistry including polymers, metals, ceramics and composites
  • provide you with up-to-date information on current dental materials. You’ll learn about their functional properties, bioactivity and biocompatibility, and also cover specific uses of dental materials, such as drug delivery, tissue engineering and regulatory affairs.

Entry Requirements

2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject. Degree disciplines such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemistry, Biology or related subjects in the Sciences will be considered.For intercalating BDS Dentistry students:Successfully completed at least three years (360 credits) of the BDS or equivalent dental course (for clinically based masters this must include the equivalent of one year of patient based teaching (in hospital/dental practices/clinics))Passed BDS year 3 or 4 exams immediately prior to entry at the first opportunityDemonstrate a clear and unequivocal interest in the field by written application and/or interview

Closing Date

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