Implant Dentistry PG Dip

A part-time, three year Postgraduate Diploma programme designed for dentists with little or no experience in implant dentistry,  to enable them to comprehensively diagnose, treatment plan and treat, within the scope of their ability, patients in need of implant-based prosthodontic treatment.


The Implant Dentistry Postgraduate Diploma is a part-time programme taken over three years.
Students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits).

Contact days

There are 30 contact days in Year One, plus a compulsory registration and induction day.

View the Year One 2015/16 timetable.

There are 29 contact days in Year Two and a further 14 contact days in Year Three.

Teaching each year usually takes place on alternate Tuesdays, with some occasional sessions on Wednesdays.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is provided by a multidisciplinary team of registered specialists and will include invited national and international speakers. The programme is delivered through a series of interactive lectures, seminars, hands-on training, live surgery and supervised clinical treatment. Assessment is through written assignments, clinical log books and a yearly examination.

Mr Dev Patel is the Programme Director.

Career enhancement

The aim of the programme is to enable dentists to bring implant dentistry into their everyday practice. Graduates of the programme will be equipped with the skills necessary for dental implant case selection and planning, and the skills to restore a single cement-retained implant crown.


Year One

Implant Science 1

15 credits.

Assessed through a one-hour MSA written examination.

Implant Planning

15 credits.

Assessed through  a one-hour MCQ written examination and a 15-minute oral examination.

Year Two

Implant Science 2

15 credits.

Assessed through a one-hour MSA written examination.

Implant Practical

15 credits.

Assessed through a three-hour practical examination.

Year Three

Implant Clinical 1

30 credits.

Assessed through a 15-minute oral examination and clinical log book (two cases, 2,000 words each.)

Implant Clinical 2

30 credits.

Assessed through a 15-minute oral examination and clinical log book (two cases with video.)

Application deadline

Applications for the 2016/17 programme have now closed. You can apply for the 2017/18 programme from October (date to be confirmed).


Visit the UCL website to see 2016/17 fees. Tuition fees are set each year, so subsequent years will be subject to increases.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of two years experience post-qualification.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they meet the required standard by either having recently passed one of the UCL recognised English language tests at the 'good' level, or through work or education experience in English.

Applicants must have full and current registration with the UK General Dental Council  and be in practice with access to patients for the duration of the programme.

Students must have appropriate permission to study in the UK.  The UK Home Office does not provide visas for part-time programmes over six months in length.

How to apply

Applicants should apply online through UCL's online application system.  Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information and have the correct documentation ready.


Applicants are required to submit the contact details (address and email address) of two appropriate referees. One must be academic and the other should be an employer or colleague. Referees may not be family members or friends.

Once you have submitted your application, each referee will be contacted by email and supplied with a link to a webpage to which they should upload their reference.

Your application will remain incomplete until all references have been received. You can monitor the status of your application online and resend the reference request emails or change your referee contact details if necessary. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all references are received by the application deadline.

Upload supporting documentation

As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload various documents.

CV Applicants must provide a clear, current and accurate copy of their CV.
Transcript Applicants must provide a copy of their current full GDC registration certificate.
Transcript 2 Graduates of non-UK institutions will need to provide a scanned copy of their academic transcripts or degree certificate.
English Language Test Applicants whose first language is not English need to provide their UCL-approved English language certification.

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What happens next

After you have submitted your application online, and once your references and have been received, your application will be held by the Institute.  Selection commences after the application deadline.

If your application has been successful, University Admissions will then issue a formal offer letter confirming your fee status and specifying a deadline by which you must confirm acceptance.  If your offer is conditional, you will be given a deadline by which you must meet the condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some extra information can be found in our FAQ document: view and download


Programme Administrator For any further information about the content of the programme.
Institute Admissions
+44(0)20 3456 1092
For help with the application process, including entry requirements.
University Admissions For queries about visas, immigration and fees.