Do you have the enhanced skills in advanced care that are needed in the new dental contract? Dental practices who do are likely to be commissioned to provide specialised services under the proposed new dental contract. Periodontology is just one of those specialised services you could be commissioned to do.
If you are a registered dental hygienist or dental hygienist/therapist, our MSc Advanced Periodontal Practice course provides an educational route for you to acquire advanced skills and knowledge in periodontology:
You gain a broad and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying clinical periodontal practice. At Essex, you critically appraise research findings and develop your own evidence-based practice.
If you are a dentist we also offer our MSc Periodontology, which provides an educational route, by credit accumulation, to acquire the abilities and knowledge of a dentist with enhanced skills.
The School of Health and Social Care is located at two sites; in the Kimmy Eldridge building at our Colchester Campus and in the Gateway Building at our Southend Campus.
The Oral Health Science facilities are centred in the Gateway Building, and MSc Periodontology is taught not only at our Southend Campus but also in our purpose built academic dental clinic. We offer clinical laboratories with the very latest equipment and IT facilities - in particular, a state-of-the-art dental skills lab with the latest simulation ‘phantom heads’ to practise on.
Our MSc Advanced Periodontal Practice offers you many opportunities to further your career:
The MSc Advanced Periodontal Practice degree has propelled my career and enabled me to develop on my clinical skill set with a greater level of knowledge on the management of periodontal disease, in relation to appropriate assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning of complex cases; and an appreciation of the importance that research has and the impact of evidence- based practice in obtaining successful of treatment outcomes.
The MSc Advanced Periodontal Practice degree has also brought about an increased number of employment opportunities and placed me in an incredible niche position in both the corporate and independent dental care setting.
Manjit Sandhu, MSc Advanced Periodontal Practice
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Our MSc Advanced Periodontal Practice provides an educational route, by credit accumulation, for you to acquire advanced skills and knowledge in periodontology.
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