Short courses


Implant Dentistry Diploma: Study Club

  • 26 hours
  • 4 days


This four-day study club is for graduates of the Implant Dentistry PG Diploma.

You'll read scientific literature, participate in discussions and present cases from your own practice to the group. 

In addition, you'll be entitled to free attendance at the alumni study day, where Dr Oscar González-Martín will deliver a day's lecture on contemporary implant dentistry in the aesthetic zone.

You'll also be offered optional mentoring at the Eastman, subject to cost and availability. 

The course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London. 

Course aims

This study club aims to:

  • provide you with a forum to appraise and discuss current issues in the scientific literature related to implant dentistry
  • discuss the management of clinical cases and practical issues from your own clinical practice

Structure and assessment

Each day will run from approximately 9:30am to 5pm.

The days will involve seminar-based teaching and learning with the support of a tutor from the Implant team.

You'll be expected to read and appraise selected papers from the scientific literature related to implant dentistry. There will be a tutor-led group discussion regarding the merits of each paper and the relative implications for evidence-based practice.

Following this, you'll be expected to bring cases from your own practice for group discussion. The cases will need to be presented with sufficient information to merit full evaluation and should be presented with a similar format to examination cases.

There will then be discussion of practical issues and any other implant-related topics.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the study club, you'll:

  • understand the appraisal of classic and contemporary implant literature and its application in evidence-based practice
  • understand the steps in treatment planning, clinical execution of implant-based treatment and the management of complications that arise within clinical practice


The cost for the four-day study club is £1,095. This includes

  • four days' small-group teaching at the Eastman
  • free attendance at alumni study day
  • access to optional mentoring, for an additional fee and subject to availability

Who this course is for

This study club is for dentists who have already completed the Implant Dentistry PG Diploma at UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

CPD points and certificate

You'll gain 26 hours of verifiable CPD and a certificate of attendance on completing the study club.

Quality controls

All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You'll be asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.


Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.

Course team

Dr Rishi Patel

Dr Rishi Patel

Rishi graduated from the University of Bristol Dental School in 2002. Following a year in general practice, he completed Senior House Officer posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative dentistry at St. George’s Hospital in London and the University of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Following this, he undertook his graduate Prosthodontic training at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California. He completed a 3 year full-time training program focusing on all aspects of fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics and obtained a Master of Science (MS) degree in Prosthodontics in 2008. He then completed a one year Surgical Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda.

Rishi is recognised as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the General Dental Council. His practice interests are focused on aesthetic, prosthodontic and implant dentistry. He is an Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University College London, Eastman Dental Institute and is actively involved in teaching postgraduate students and general dentists and pursuing ongoing research interests.

Course information last modified: 29 Oct 2021, 09:09