King's College London - University of London
King's College London was founded in 1828-9 by a group of eminent politicians, churchmen and others but was granted a royal charter by King George IV on 14 August 1829. The University of London was established in 1836 with King's and University College of London (UCL) its two founding colleges. The University College of London claims to be the UK's first university to admit women.
It is the fourth oldest university in England with over 31.000 students (including more than 12.800 postgraduates) from 150 countries.
According to the QS World University Rankings 2019, it was ranked 31st while University College of London was ranked 10th. In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019, King's was ranked 38th.
Video of the QS World University Rankings 2019.
King's has 12 Nobel laureates who have made history changing investigations and discoveries. Among these illustrious characters who have worked or studied at this institution, we can highlight:
Charles Barkla , Nobel Prize 1917 for researches into X-rays and other emissions.
Professor Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Nobel Prize 1929 for research on vitamins and beriberi.
Professor Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, Nobel Prize 1932 for research on the nervous system.
Dr Max Theiler, Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 1951 for developing a vaccine for yellow fever.
Maurice Wilkins, Nobel Prize 1962 for the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Sir James Black, Nobel Prize 1988 for for the development of beta-blocker and anti-ulcer drugs.
Professor Peter Higgs, Nobel Prize for Physics 2013.
Professor Mike Curtis is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences which has a clear vision "understand disease, enhance health, restore function".
King's was ranked 2nd in Europe and in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019 for Dentistry. The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate (on campus and distance learning programmes) as well as a range of short courses.
Dental students at King's benefit from state-of-the-art facilities at the world famous Guy's & St Thomas' and King's College Hospitals, partner teaching hospitals. Among the benefits from reading Dentistry at this institution, we can also highlight that King's is the largest dental school in the U.K. graduating over 150 dentists per year and it's the best Dental School in the United Kingdom.
Video of King's College London Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences.
There are four different routes to enter the BDS Dentistry programme. The four entry routes are the following:
Dentistry BDS (5-year full-time course).
Dentistry Entry Programme for Medical Graduates BDS (3-year full-time course) aimed for qualified doctors (registered with the UK General Medical Council) who have completed Foundation Years 1 and 2 and wish to pursue a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or Oral Medicine/Pathology.
Dentistry Graduate/Professional Entry Programme BDS (4-year full-time course) aimed for graduates with honours degrees in biomedical-related science subjects and healthcare professionals with a degree who wish to study for a Dentistry BDS.
Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme BDS (5-year full-time) aimed for talented students from non-selective state schools in Greater London who wish to pursue a career in Dentistry.
During your degree, teaching experience will fluctuate from theorical to practical and clinical work. At the end of each year, written and practical examinations will be performed but in-course assessments such as poster presentations, online tests, special projects and reports must be successfully completed to progress through the programme.
Entry requirements such as grades (A-level), subjects where Biology and Chemistry are required as well as GCSE English language and Mathematics and sitting the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) prior to applying to the programme are required.
King's offers a variety of Dentistry Postgraduate programmes divided into two main categories, on campus and distance learning.
Among the on campus postgraduate programmes offered at King's, you can find the following:
Conscious Sedation for Dentistry (9-month full-time course).
Dental Public Health (1-year full-time).
Endodontics (2-year part-time).
Endodontology (4-year three days per week or 3-year five days per week full-time).
Orthodontics (3-year full-time course).
Paediatric Dentistry (2-year full-time).
Periodontology (4-year three days per week or 3-year five days per week full-time).
Prosthodontics (4-year three days per week or 3-year five days per week full-time).
Regenerative Dentistry (1-year full-time course).
Special Care Dentistry (2-year full-time course).
The alternative distance learning modality for postgraduate programmes offers the following courses:
Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (3 years).
Aesthetic Dentistry (3 years).
Endodontics (3 years).
Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (4 years).
Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation (3 years).
Dental Cone Beam CT Radiological Interpretation (3 years).
Video about Dentistry Postgraduate programmes (distance learning)
Besides the aforementioned postgraduate programme options, King's also offers short dentistry courses delivered at the LonDEC (London Dental Education Centre). These short courses are aimed to any dental professional who are interested in improving their clinical skills and knowledge.
This is a short list of the next courses in 2019:
Key Endodontic Practice 2: Rotary - The Key To Predictable Endodontics. (1st of April 2019).
NHS Dentistry - Practicing Within the Rules, Regulations & Dental Assurance Framework. (9th of April 2019).
An A-Z Of Antimicrobial Prescribing For Oral Infections & Principles Of Infection Control. (25th of April 2019).
Essential Hands On Skills For Minor Oral Surgery In General Dental Practice. (29th of April 2019).