Candidates must be qualified within EEC rules and Two years of general dental experience is recommended.
The basic objective of the programme is to educate a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry cfr. the main goals.
The postgraduate programmmes in Paediatric Dentistry leading to a Master's Degree should be of a minimum of 3 years full time training equivalent to 4800 hrs and appropriate ECTS.
Ideally, students should receive a salary.
The content of such programs should be distributed between clinical experience, including hospital practice of at least 50%, didactic study and academic courses (40%) and the carrying out and completion of a research project (10%) suitable for publication in an international journal.
The core programme requires 75% of the specified training guidelines. The remaining time can be supplemented by additional (elective) activities.
The clinical staff-student ratio in supervising treatments should be 1:4
Students must treat patients under supervision of qualified paediatric dentists.
Students must gain experience in the treatment of patients that require a multidisciplinary approach (see also training guidelines).
Teaching of undergraduate dental students is optional and based on local needs. This can be part of the programme but desirable not for more than 10%.
Students must conduct a research project and the report should be publishable in an international journal.
At the end of the programme final exams have to take place. Type and evaluation procedures of this exams are dependant of the institutional requirements.
As part of the final examination an external examiner, being a teacher from a recognized other university or institute (desirable from another country) should be consulted