Implant Dentistry PG Cert

London, Bloomsbury

This programme trains dentists with limited experience in implant dentistry to identify, plan, restore and maintain implants in straightforward cases, so they can provide clinical restorative implant dentistry in their practices. This blended-learning course is ideal for overseas students based anywhere in the world.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
1 academic year
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
All applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 31 Mar 2023

Applications open

Entry requirements

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.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 3

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

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

The full-time and part-time versions of this programme are taught primarily online with some teaching taking place on campus in London. As such, international students who apply to this programme are not eligible to apply for a regular Student visa for full-time study in the UK.

To attend the on-campus teaching sessions for this course, international students will ordinarily use a UK Standard Visitor visa for study.

Please note that UK immigration rules are subject to change by the UK Government, as such, there is no guarantee that the current rules referred to here will be in place for the duration of your study with UCL.

Should you have any questions regarding visa compliance, please contact the UCL Student Immigration Compliance Team.

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

The field of modern implant dentistry is constantly evolving. Dentists must face challenges that require new skills as well as meeting high patient expectations. Our implant dentistry programme provides the foundational skills to treat patients with dental implants and create opportunities for rewarding careers.

The PG Cert teaches you to describe and perform the surgical steps involved in the guided placement of a dental implant. You will learn how to plan implant treatment for straightforward cases and how to maintain single unit restorations. This mixed-mode course combines remote learning and tuition throughout the year with four sessions of two or three days on site in London (usually in October, December, February, and April).

This route is for overseas students, who are eligible for the PG Certificate programme only. Any UK dentists wishing to study the PG Certificate Implant Dentistry should apply for the MSc programme and exit after the first year.

Who this course is for

The implant dentistry programme is ideal for dental practitioners wishing to develop their practice, improve their job satisfaction, and to offer patients a higher level of implant care. It is best suited to those with little or no experience in Implant dentistry.

The PG Cert programme is available by blended learning for overseas students. UK-based dentists should apply via the MSc Implant Dentistry programme and, if preferred, exit the programme after meeting the requirements for the PG Cert Implant Dentistry.

What this course will give you

  • A mixed-mode programme combining remote learning with four sessions of face-to-face study in London (in October, December, February, and April). It is ideal for busy dentists.
  • Material is delivered through lectures in a seminar setting, hands-on workshops, training in lab and clinic in small groups, interactive case studies, treatment planning exercises, and video patient demonstrations.
  • Teaching is by experienced specialist dentists on the institute's staff and complemented by respected visiting clinicians and teachers.
  • Benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques.

The foundation of your career

This programme enables dentists to bring implant dentistry into their everyday practice. Students should be able to embark on implant treatment in their own practices during the programme. Graduates will gain the skills for dental implant case selection and the planning, surgery, and restoration of straightforward implant cases.


The programme provides the skills to be able to restore implant supported restorations and to work closely with an implant surgeon for joint implant planning and treatment of implant patients. This will bring increased opportunities for working in private dental practice or to continue onto further study.

Recent alumni have progressed to the specialist prosthodontics programme at UCL and roles such as associate in UK private practices.

Teaching and learning

Throughout the programme, you will be assessed by a variety of methods, including unseen written examinations, multiple choice questions (MCQ), short answer questions, in-class essays, practical lab exercises and presentations (PowerPoint, video). You will receive written and verbal feedback for the summative assessments to further your learning along the programme.

Clinical case presentations and reflective portfolios are formative assessments, where candidates gather evidence over their day-to-day practice of clinical dentistry in relation to the patients they treat, and the reflective qualitative learning that has taken place.

The PG Cert programme requires approximately 600 learning hours to complete.

You will have around 30 contact teaching days for this programme. These are split into 20 days of remote synchronous teaching online and four residential blocks of two or three days on face-to-face teaching on site in London. These sessions usually take place in October, December, February, and April.


In this one-year programme, you will complete three compulsory modules worth 60 credits.

  • DENT0033 Implant Planning
  • DENT0034 Implant Science I
  • DENT0035 Implant Prosthodontics

The programme has 30 contact days. Of these, 20 days are remote synchronous teaching online.

There are also four residential blocks (usually in October, December, February, and April) consisting of two or three days of face-to-face teaching on site.

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 are subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits.


Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

UCL Eastman Dental Institute, Rockefeller Building, 21 University St, London, WC1E 6DE - Open day

Graduate Open Events: Restorative Dental Practice MSc Taster Session

This event aims to provide you with an overview of the MSc Restorative Dental Practice programmes available at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Learning Outcomes: consider how aspects of contemporary Restorative Dental Practice might be an essential integral element of patient care; learn about contemporaneous techniques of anterior composite restorations and also occlusion; become familiar with aspects of the RDP programme and how this could be related to the clinical practice of dentistry.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Part-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £9,450
Tuition fees (2023/24) £14,175

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website:

Additional costs

Travel and accommodation

  • Students must meet the costs of travel and accommodation during the campus-based teaching blocks.

Costs related to implant treatment

  • Computer hardware for digital implant planning (approx. £2,000).
  • Printed guided stents, actual implants, implant components, laboratory work, drape packs and biomaterials (approx. £1,500 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. £1,400)
  • Camcorder (approx. £300-400)
  • 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.

Funding your studies

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

Next steps

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 Application fees.

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 Dentistry 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.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

Choose your programme

Please read the Application Guidance before proceeding with your application.

Year of entry: 2023-2024

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