Paediatric Dentistry is one of the branches of Dentistry which is dedicated to oral health diagnosis and treatment of children. Since the mental and physical condition children differs from the mental and physical condition of adults, the methods of treating dental and gum diseases which is used in Paediatric dentistry differ from those in adult dentistry. Paediatric dentistry pays great attention to the mental comfort of a baby patient during the medical procedures.
How to become a Paediatric dentist?
In different countries, the profession of a Paediatric dentist requires different qualifications.
In some countries, for example, future Paediatric dentists need to complete a Masters or Doctoral degree in Paediatric Dentistry, while their undergraduate education can be dedicated to other related areas - for example, Biology or Child Development. After completing a Masters degree in Paediatric Dentistry, graduates need to receive a special licence for Paediatric dentists, after that they can start clinical practice. This process can take from six to nine years, it depends on the chosen study programs.
In other countries, those who wish to become Paediatric Dentists need to complete a Bachelor degree in Dentistry with a specialization in Paediatric Dentistry, including a 12-month internship, receive a licence and they can start a clinical practice. If you wish to become a Paediatric dentist, you need to study carefully the requirements for Paediatric dentists in the country where you are going to work.
Study programs in Paediatric Dentistry
You can find several study programs in Paediatric Dentistry by using our website, for example, MA Paediatric Dentistry, University of Edinburgh, UK, or MA Paediatric Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK. Use Search button to find a study program which will be suitable for you.