Our part-time MSc programme has multiple exit points. The Diploma / MSc programme is open to UK or GDC registered dentists only. Applicants must have full and current registration with the UK General Dental Council or equivalent and be in dental practice with access to patients for the duration of the programme.
International students and UK dentists can apply for the PG Certificate year. Students attend for 2-3 days' residential teaching in London each quarter. The rest of your teaching is delivered remotely.
Why Implant Dentistry?
Modern implant dentistry is constantly evolving and presents challenges that require new skills as well as meeting high patient expectations. A university-based training programme provides a sound basis for evidence-based training and education. Gaining new skills in implant dentistry provides a foundation to treat patients with dental implants and rewarding careers in Implant Dentistry.
Our course is for dentists with little or no experience in Implant Dentistry. It will enable you to diagnose, plan and treat patients who need implant-supported restorations, and bring implant dentistry into your practice. Graduates gain the skills for dental implant case selection and planning and to place and restore straightforward implant cases. The three-year MSc gives you an opportunity to progress based on your individual needs and interests.
Our programme has ran since 2007, evolving into a full Master's degree. Students can exit with either a Certificate, Diploma or Master's qualification as they complete the relevant modules.
We combine remote teaching with some face-to-face sessions. Remote teaching will consist of webinars and self-directed study. Face-to-face teaching comprises interactive lectures, seminars, hands-on training, live surgery and supervised clinical treatment (both surgical and restorative implant treatment). In the second year (diploma), you will be able to treat patients with one-on-one specialist supervision.
Our clinical tutors are experienced GDC registered specialists in either Prosthodontics or Oral Surgery. You will also benefit from invited national and international speakers. It’s advisable to have an experienced mentor to support you for cases in practice until you are confident to work alone. We can provide advice about mentoring when you start the course.
- Prior Learning
UK dentists who have attended an extended implant related course within three years can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for the PG Certificate.
You could receive 15 credits for a five-day approved course (saving 10% of your tuition fee) or 30 credits for a ten-day course (saving 20% of your tuition fee). This option is capped to a small number of students.
- If you have completed an approved five-day course, you receive credit for 'Implant Science 1' (15 credits) and must complete 'Implant Planning' (30 credits) and 'Implant Orthodontics' (15 credits).
- If you have completed an approved ten-day course, you receive credit for 'Implant Science 1' (15 credits) and 'Implant Orthodontics' (15 credits). You must complete 'Implant Planning' (30 credits).
Our state-of-the-art facilities include two dedicated laboratories for the production of patient devices such as fixed and removable prosthetic devices. There are five clinical skills laboratories containing 90 clinical skills stations equipped with dental manikins allowing trainees to practically and safely refine skills, and work in conditions that mimic real-life practice. Two of our suites are also equipped with dental microscopes to aid identification of anatomical imperfections and the quick detection of enamel and dentine fractures.
We would encourage prospective students to attend one of our free taster days. However, if you cannot attend then please contact the department to see if we can arrange an alternative.