Implant Dentistry MSc
The MSc in Implant Dentistry is an intensive clinical, academic and research programme offered to dentists with little or no experience in Implantology.
Modes and duration
Part time students will attend 1) Year 1: 2 x one week blocks & remote teaching fortnightly 2) Year 2: 4 days per month 3) Year 3: 1 day per month
Tuition fees (2021/22)
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 Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees. Fees differ for Years 2 and 3 of the Implant Dentistry MSc. Student should contact the Eastman Dental Institute for details.
Applicants must possess an approved undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of one year clinical experience post-qualification. This programme will be open to GDC registered dentists due to the clinical nature of treating patients in the UK. Applicants must have full and current registration with the UK General Dental Council and be in dental practice with access to patients for the duration of the programme.
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
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Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
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About this degree
On successful completion of this programme:
- You will be able to analyse new insights into current problems in your field of study, referring to your systematic understanding of knowledge
- You will be able to assess, plan and execute both the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implant treatment in straight forward cases.
- You will be able to identify and differentiate between low and high risk dental implant cases.
- You will be able to formulate and prescribe an appropriate implant maintenance plan in relation to patient risk profile.
- You will be able to recognise and manage complications in dental implantology.
- You will be able to review procedures and techniques for more advanced implantology cases.
Students take modules to the value of 60 credits for each year of study totalling 180 credits for the three years.
The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). All modules are compulsory.
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.
All modules are compulsory and completed via blended learning. There will be 2 non-consecutive compulsory residential weeks at the institute in the first year. In year 2 there will be requirement to attend fortnightly on site. Students must be physically present at UCL Eastman during these times.
- Implant Science 1 - taken in the first year
- Implant Planning - taken in the first year
- Implant Prosthodontics - taken in the first year
- Implant Science 2 - taken in the second year
- Implant Practical - taken in the second year
- Implant Clinical - taken in the second year
- Implant Dissertation - taken in the third year
Students who meet the continuation requirements can undertake an independent research project which culminates in a wrtten article (pre-publication) of 4,000 words (60 credits).
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a series of remote webinars and interactive lectures, seminars, workshops, live/video surgery and clinical session in a state-of-the-art facilities.
Assessments include: Oral examination, practical tests, Clinical Case Presentations, Written MSA and MCQ Examinations.
Travel and Accommodation: Students will be required to meet the costs of travel, accommodation during the campus based teaching blocks.
Costs related to implant treatment: Computer hardware for digital implant planning (approx. £2000). Cost of printed guided stents, actual implants, implant components, laboratory work, drape packs and biomaterials (approx. £1500 per implant). These costs can be passed to the patient if required.
Additional equipment: An SLR camera set up with appropriate lens and ring flash for documentation of clinical cases (approx. £1400), a camcorder (approx. £300-400), a semi-adjustable articulator (preferably a Denar) and facebow (approx. £750).
For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
UCL's MSc in Implant Dentistry will provide the skills to be able to restore implant supported restorations. They will have the skills and knowledge to be able to work closely with an implant surgeon for joint implant planning and treatment of implant patients. This will inevitably bring increased opportunities for working in private dental practice. The 60 credits gained will allow opportunities to continuing further study in the field of dentistry.
Recent career and study destinations of alumni from our implant postgraduate diploma programme include:
- Specialist Training programme in Prosthodontics at UCL Eastman Dental Institute.
- Associate in private practice, UK
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 straightforward implant cases. The programme is designed for students to embark on implant treatment in their own practices during the course of the programme.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The programme is offered as a blended programme and ideally suited for the busy practitioner working in dental practice in the UK. Opportunity will be provided to treat your patients in our state of the art facilities with specialist supervision.
Material is delivered through lectures in a seminar setting, hands-on work shops, interactive case discussion and treatment planning exercises. Live surgeries of patient treatment will be pefirmed aswell as video demonstrations.
The programme is taught by experienced specialist dentists on the institute’s staff and complemented by respected visiting clinicians and teachers.
Department: Eastman Dental Institute
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.
This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.
There is an application processing fee for Eastman Dental Institute programmes of £120 for online applications and £145 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
Who can apply?
The programme is ideal for Dental Practitioners wishing to develop their practice in Implant Dentistry in order to improve job satisfaction and to be able to offer patients a higher level of implant care.
This programme is open to UK students and idealy suited for dentists with little or no experience in Implant dentistry. You can exit after the first year with a PG Certificate or after the second year with a PG Diploma.
Overseas students can take the Certificate year only and should apply to the PG Certificate course.
- Visa nationals
- 31 May 2021
- Non-visa nationals
- 30 July 2021
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Implant Dentistry at graduate level
- why you want to study Implant Dentsitry at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
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.
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