Contemporary Dental Practice

In this module you are introduced to the key policy strategies and structure of national health dentistry delivery, which influence the nature of general dental practice in the UK. The relative nature of different types of practice - PDS, GDS, Corporate, Private & Community - are reviewed and critically assessed in terms of their capacity to respond to changing patterns of disease, including the impact of social factors and associated changing patterns of treatment. In addition the role of the dental team in ensuring effective patient treatment is considered. Factors which influence the evolution of government policy in relation to dentistry are considered. Factors influencing caries incidence, and contemporary methods of treatment for this, will be discussed.


10 credits

Module Attendance Required

Wednesday afternoons x 8

Module Dates

March-May Year 1


  • Produce a job specification for a member of your staff.
  • PowerPoint presentation on a caries-related topic.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Professor T Burke; Dr J Morris; Professor E Kidd

Stand Alone Course

This module can also be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact Professor FJT Burke,, 0121 237 2768 or Lynda Malthouse,, 0121 237 2768.

Applicants need to apply via the paper application:

Postgraduate Application Form

Postgraduate Application Notes

Postgraduate Reference Request Form

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

For information on requirements please contact the Programme Administrator.