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Higher Specialist Training Documents and Curricula

The following documents relate to higher specialist training in the dental specialties in the UK. At present dental specialty training is undergoing a period of transition and modernisation and some of the documents may no longer apply. As new documents become available we will publish them.

Those looking for an overview can view the document produced by the UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (aka COPDEND) entitled A Reference Guide For Postgraduate Dental Specialty Training In The UK (October 2009, aka The Dental Gold Guide) which is available from the COPDEND website.

The following specialty requires dual qualification in medicine and dentistry

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Additional dental specialties

Dental public health

Endodontics

Those starting training after 01 September 2010 require the new curriculum available from the General Dental Council's website. Those who commenced training before 01 September 2010 require the curriculum below:

Oral surgery

Orthodontics

Paediatric dentistry

The latest version of the logbook for Paediatric Dentistry can be obtained from the Paediatric Dentistry Trainee Group. If you are having difficulty in contacting this group then please contact the Committee Secretary of the SAC in Paediatric Dentistry, slay@rcseng.ac.uk.

Periodontics

Those starting training after 01 September 2010 require the new curriculum. Those who commenced training before 01 September 2010 require the curriculum below:

Prosthodontics

Those starting training after 01 September 2010 require the new curriculum. Those who commenced training before 01 September 2010 require the curriculum below:

Restorative dentistry

Special care dentistry

*Please note that the portfolio should be a place where trainees can maintain all their electronic documents in an organised and secure manner. This is not in place of the web based  ISCP portfolio, but to be considered as a model to help trainees organise their documents, projects etc .

Please note that the log book is compatible with both the DSCD and Tri-collegiate examinations. Trainees should use the secure area of their local NHS network, accessing and maintaining  their log book and then uploading  the log book summary and other items onto ISCP as necessary for their ARCP.

  • Interview Package*

*Please note that an interview package for the specialty trainees in Special Care Dentistry is available on request from the RCS Specialty Manager, Natalia Ford, nford@rcseng.ac.uk. The interview package includes case scenarios, structured reference, OSCE's and person specification and will be updated at regular intervals.

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