Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics)

DS931 - Programme Structure


A DClinDent programme is a research project occupying 30% (maximum) of total program time. This project may be a new and independent one or be a discrete part of an existing research program. Another 70% comes from the coursework of the programme which address the clinical specialist training requirement. All DClinDent would share common courses for the research and coursework fulfilment.

The programme of study shall consist of Core DClinDent courses together with clinical practice (Specialty Courses), and a programme of supervised research, leading to the submission of a dissertation. The DClinDent courses, the clinical practice requirements, and the dissertation must each be completed satisfactorily or passed.


Core DClinDent Courses are:

  1. Core Medical and Oral Sciences
  2. Research Design
  3. Biostatistics
  4. Multidiscplinary Health Sciences
  5. Dissertation

Specialty Courses are:

  1. Clinical Orthodontics
  2. Clinical Community Orthodontics
  3. Orthodontics Theory


The candidate shall, before commencing the dissertation to be described in the research proposal presentation, secure the approval of the Faculty of Dentistry for the topic chosen and the supervisors.

A candidate will be required to pass both papers in the first and sixth semester of the programme to be able to continue to the second and seventh semesters respectively prior to continue of clinical practice and research.


Programme Course Code Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8
Research Design DRD901                
Biostatics DBS901                
Dissertation DDS903                
Multidisciplinary Health Sciences DMH902                
Core Med. & Oral Science DCM901                
Orthodontics Theory DTO901                
Clinical Orthodontics DCO902                
Clinical Community Orthodontics DMO905