Dentistry - Orofacial Pain

Trinity College Dublin

Dentistry - Orofacial Pain

The proposed new postgraduate certificate course is in one of the most attractive clinical areas for dental practitioners and its format will facilitate those in dental practice. In order to ensure its professional and academic quality the School of Dental Science and the Dublin Dental University Hospital have teamed up with the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California which is already delivering a similar certificate course in Orofacial Pain specifically designed for the practicing dental professional who wants to improve skills and gain a world leading expertise to deliver the best care for patients with complex conditions.

The aim of this course is to enable students to develop the skills and knowledge in the area of Orofacial Pain, Headache and Temporomandibular Disorders. The course will expand students' knowledge and skills in the management of these patients. The course uses a range of assessments, which give students the opportunity to produce assessed work which is highly relevant to the clinical environment and which develops independent life-long learning skills.

The course is designed in three modules covering neuropathic Orofacial Pain, Headache Disorders and Temporomandibular Dysfunction.
The course is taught by the School of Dental Science using a blended learning approach through the College Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate in addition to attendance at the Dublin Dental University Hospital for didactic and hands on portions of the modules. The course duration is one-year part time.

Entry requirements

Applications for the Postgraduate Certificate must hold an honours primary degree in Dental Science. A minimum of one year's professional experience in the field of general dental practice within the last two years is also required.

Application dates

Closing Date: 15th December 2022


1 year part-time

Post Course Info

This course is designed for general dental practitioners or dental specialists to enable them to develop their skills set, through learning and research, in order to work at an advanced level within dental practice.

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    Postgraduate Certificate

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    Part time

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