The aim is to produce a dentist proficient and skilful in prosthodontics and related areas of restorative dentistry. The programme has formal recognition as part of UK specialist training.
60 per cent of the time is dedicated to clinical experience in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics. Covers the scientific background to implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics and clinical techniques, and includes: anatomy, physiology, histology and pathology of the dental and oral tissues, occlusion, epidemiology and prevention of dental caries and tooth wear, properties of dental materials, relation of radiology, infection control and audit in relation to prosthodontics. Teaching styles include close mentoring, chairside guidance and small group work that emphasises the importance of the evidence base for prosthodontics in the literature and creates new research opportunities. A research project is also undertaken.