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Contact details

Ms Marianne Dang

Email: m.dang@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3456 1092

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

11,516 (PT)

Overseas 2013/14:

14,924 (PT)

UCL Eastman CPD Extension of Implant Study scholarships may be available for this programme.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

More information

Prospectus Entry

Eastman Dental Institute

Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

60% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Implant Dentistry Postgraduate Diploma

The Implant Dentistry Diploma is designed for dentists with little or no experience in implant dentistry, and offers extensive postgraduate teaching to enable participants to comprehensively diagnose, treatment plan and treat, within the scope of their ability, patients in need of implant based prosthodontic treatment.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

In the first year, students develop a sound evidence-based knowledge of implant dentistry with emphasis on patient selection, diagnosis, planning and basic surgery. They develop further skills in the second and third years with an emphasis on the restorative aspects of implant dentistry, patient care and practice management.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The Eastman is a major centre of excellence, at the forefront of evidence-based clinical service, research and development, and education in the oral health care sciences.

It is the largest academic postgraduate dental centre in Europe, and has a world-wide reputation for its specialist training delivered through clinically intensive postgraduate programmes.

Students benefit from first-class facilities for both education and research which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques which ensures experience of managing complex clinical problems.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Part-time 3 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits).

Core Modules

  • Implant Planning
  • Implant Science I
  • Implant Science II
  • Implant Practical
  • Implant Clinical I
  • Implant Clinical II


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


Not Applicable.

Teaching and Learning

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.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience. In addition they must be currently in practice and hold current General Dental Council registration.

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 previous work or education experience in English. See English Language Qualification Page for full details.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications for this programme is 28 June for the year of entry. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

This newly revised part-time programme is ideally suited to any general dental practitioner or specialist wishing to develop their knowledge of implant dentistry and extend clinical skills whilst working towards a university accredited postgraduate qualification.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • why you want to study Implant Dentistry at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets your needs
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


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.

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