Implant Dentistry PG Cert
This course will train students to identify, plan, restore and maintain implants in straightforward cases. It introduces state-of-the-art digital guided surgery; students will be able to provide a straightforward level of clinical restorative implant dentistry in their practice. The course is delivered via a blended-learning approach and is open to overseas students. UK students who wish to only undertake the PG Cert should apply for the MSc and exit after the first year
Modes and duration
This is a one year part-time blended programme. Students will attend 2x one week blocks of teaching on site in conjunction to regular remote teaching.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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About this degree
On successful completion of this programme student will able to:
- Identify patients suited for implant treatment.
- Plan implant treatment in straightforward single unit cases
- Describe and perform the surgical steps involved in the guided placement of a dental implant
- Restore single unit implant supported restorations
- Maintain single unit implant restorations
Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits.
The programme consists of three compulsory modules (60 credits)
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.
- Implant Science 1
- Implant Planning
- Implant Prosthodontics
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a series of remote webinars and interactive lectures, seminars, workshops, live/video surgery in a state-of-the-art skills laboratories. A combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching methodologies will be implemented ensure effective blended learning strategies
Travel & 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.
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.
The programme 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 with particular emphasis on restoring implant supported restorations.
Graduates of the programme will be equipped with the skills necessary for dental implant case selection and planning, and restoration of straightforward 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.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The programme is offered as a blended programme and ideally suited for the busy practitioner and the overseas dentist. Attendance is limited to two one-week blocks in October and January; interdispersed with remote learning for rest of the year.
Material is delivered through lectures in a seminar setting, hands-on work shops training in lab and clinic in small groups, interactive case studies, treatment planning exercises, and video patient demonstrations.
The programme is taught by experienced specialist dentists on the institute’s staff and complemented by respected visiting clinicians and teachers. Students benefit from state of the art facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques.
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 and overseas students and idealy suited for dentists with lttle or no experience in Implant dentistry.
- All applicants
- 31 May 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 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.
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