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Implant Dentistry PG Dip

This part-time three-year Postgraduate Diploma programme is 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 surgical and prosthodontic treatment.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2017

Modes and duration

Part time: 3 years
Flexible: up to 5 years

Tuition fees (2017/18)

N/A (FT) N/A (PT)
N/A (FT) N/A (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 3 October 2016
Close: 1 June 2017

Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website. This is a three-year programme; the fee shown here is for the first year only. The fees in subsequent years will vary according to the modules taken.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience. For further requirements please refer to the institute's Implant Dentistry PG Dip page.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree information

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, advanced surgical procedures, management of complications and practice management.

Students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits.

The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits).

Core modules

  • Implant Science 1
  • Implant Planning
  • Implant Science 2
  • Implant Practical
  • Implant Clinical 1
  • Implant Clinical 2

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this programme.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a series of interactive lectures, seminars, hands-on training, live surgery and supervised clinical treatment.

The programme consists of approximately 82 contact teaching days, divided approximately as follows: Year 1: 30 days; Year 2: 34 days; Year 3: 18 days.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Implant Dentistry PG Dip


For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.


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, surgery and restoration of straighforward implant cases. This is the foundation of implant treatment in general dental practice. The programme is designed for students to embark on implant treatment in their own practices during the course of the programme.


Gaining the UCL Diploma in Implant Dentistry will provide increased opportunities for working in private dental practice.

Why study this degree at UCL?

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 ensuring experience of managing complex clinical problems.

Find out more about the programme on the the institute's Implant Dentistry PG Dip page.

The tutors are all registered specialists with particular emphasis in prosthodontics which helps with planning simple and complex restorative cases and the learning extends beyond basic implant dentistry.

All students treat patients on-site with one-on-one supervison and mentoring of implants cases with registered specialist from planning, surgery and restoration of the cases. This provides significant suppport and confidence for students - particularly the less experienced.

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Student / staff numbers › 68 staff including 5 postdocs › 396 taught students › 98 research students

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.

The following REF score was awarded to the department: Eastman Dental Institute
75% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)

Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.

Application and next steps


Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is ideally suited to any general dental practitioner or specialist wishing to develop their knowledge of implant dentistry and extend their clinical skills.

Application deadlines

All applicants
1 June 2017

For full details of the application process please refer to the institute's Implant Dentistry PG Dip page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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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 this programme at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • 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.

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.

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