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Dental Science - Research

School Description:
The School of Dental Science comprises some 28 full-time and 60 part-time academic staff, 20 research students and 60 students following taught courses. Dental Science is based in, and is closely linked with, the Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH). The Hospital completed a programme of extensive refurbishment and expansion in 1998 with the addition of a state-of-the-art research laboratory in 2004.

The School recently expanded its research, postgraduate and office facilities. It has modern clinical facilities and a wide-ranging programme of dental education at postgraduate level, as well as an innovative programme of continuing education for dental practitioners. There are specialist training programmes in Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry, supported by consultant training programmes in many areas of dentistry, and research degrees at Masters and Ph.D. level. As part of the team approach, there are training programmes for dental hygienists, dental nurses and dental technicians, a Postgraduate Diploma course in Clinical Dentistry aimed at general dental practitioners, a Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation, a Postgraduate Diploma In Clinical Dental Technology and a Postgraduate Diploma In Special Care Dentistry as well as hands-on courses for dentists in the public service. The School is pleased to announce a new Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy, with it's first intake in January 2014.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have an excellent primary degree, and / or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution. In addition, PhD applicants should have an excellent Masters degree from a reputable institution. All applicants must have a fluent command of the English language. Since the demand for places is extremely high, these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission. Preference is given to the strongest academic applicants.

Further enquiries

School of Dental Science
•Head of School: Professor Brian O'Connell
•Director of Teaching & Learning (Postgraduate): Professor Michael OSullivan
•Telephone: +353-1-612 7354/7316
•Fax: +353-1-612 7298
•Email: info@dental.tcd.ie
•Url: https://www.tcd.ie/dental

Comment

In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to register retrospectively. Applicants wishing to be considered for retrospective admission should contact the Graduate Studies Office by emailing research.admissions@tcd.ie

Application date

Before You Apply

You are encouraged to read carefully the wide range of information about pursuing a higher degree by research at Trinity College Dublin provided by the Graduate Studies Office. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the specific regulations relating to higher degrees by research set out in the Trinity College Calendar Part III.

It is important to be aware that preference is generally given to students who want to work in areas of research in which a potential supervisor has an existing research interest. Please review the information on finding a supervisor and the research interests of our supervising faculty members.

When to Apply

You may apply at any point between the application being opened in the autumn and the closing deadline of 30th June. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as supervisor capacity may be limited.

If you intend to study full-time and also intend applying for either Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships or Postgraduate Studentships you are required to submit your formal application for the Doctoral Programme no later than 30th April. These awards are highly competitive and you are advised to start preparing a high-quality application well in advance of this deadline.

If you envisage that your research will involve the collection and analysis of larger amounts of quantitative data you may wish to enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics. The closing date to apply for this course is 30th June.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our online application system. Go the the 'Application Weblink' below to choose the relevant degree and submit an application:

Please ensure that you provide all the documents required when making your online application. This must include:

•Two academic references;

•Academic transcripts which must be certified by the issuing body;

•A certified copy of degree certificate(s);

•A certified certificate of English Language Competency if English is not your first language (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS);

•Your research proposal

Applicants who have already been successful during a research grant interview or screening process (e.g. IRCSET, IRCHSS, Funded Research Positions, etc.) should provide relevant details as part of the application process. The online application process is mandatory even if your funding has been secured.

There is an online application fee of €55.

If you encounter difficulties in filing the relevant documentation you should direct your query to the Research Admissions Office . Please note that applications that are deemed incomplete due to the absence of key supporting documents will not proceed to the Doctoral Programme Committee for review.

Once you have submitted an online application you will be sent an acknowledgement email to the email address you provided when setting up your user account on the application system. The applicant portal will allow you to send and receive communications in respect of your application to Trinity College Dublin. You will be able to track the progress of your application at every stage of the admissions process, update your personal information, view decisions made on your application(s) and accept any offers you receive. For further information see: https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Research areas

School Description:

The School of Dental Science comprises some 28 full-time and 60 part-time academic staff, 20 research students and 60 students following taught courses. Dental Science is based in, and is closely linked with, the Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH). The Hospital completed a programme of extensive refurbishment and expansion in 1998 with the addition of a state-of-the-art research laboratory in 2004.

The School recently expanded its research, postgraduate and office facilities. It has modern clinical facilities and a wide-ranging programme of dental education at postgraduate level, as well as an innovative programme of continuing education for dental practitioners. There are specialist training programmes in Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry, supported by consultant training programmes in many areas of dentistry, and research degrees at Masters and Ph.D. level. As part of the team approach, there are training programmes for dental hygienists, dental nurses and dental technicians, a Postgraduate Diploma course in Clinical Dentistry aimed at general dental practitioners, a Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation, a Postgraduate Diploma In Clinical Dental Technology and a Postgraduate Diploma In Special Care Dentistry as well as hands-on courses for dentists in the public service. The School is pleased to announce a new Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy, with it's first intake in January 2014.

Research Programmes

There is an active research output in all divisions: Oral Biosciences; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology; Public and Child Dental Health; Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology. In recent years, focus has been increasingly on infections associated with HIV and AIDS patients, on fungal diseases, salivary disorders, oral cancer and biofilms – sources of infection in dental water lines, and dental implants.

Staff have developed collaborative research projects with the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (T.C.B.E.) and have initiated a very strong educational development and research base in collaboration with dental schools in European countries and the USA.

Enrolment and start dates

March 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy in Oral Biosciences (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Oral Biosciences (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Public And Child Dental Health (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Public And Child Dental Health (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Dental Science (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Dental Science (Full-Time)

September 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy in Oral Biosciences (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Oral Biosciences (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Public And Child Dental Health (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Public And Child Dental Health (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy in Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Dental Science (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Dental Science (Full-Time)

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