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Part time


1 year

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Postgraduate Certificate

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Course Summary

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.

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.

Who this course is for

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.

What this course will give you

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.

The foundation of your career

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


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.


This module is designed to enable the postgraduate to the theoretical and clinical skills to be able to restore and maintain dental implants in straightforward cases. Topics included impression techniques, restoration design and delivery, and maintenance.

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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.

University information

UCL (University College London) is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world, conducting leading research across a wide range of subject areas. Throughout its long and prestigious history, it has inspired and educated countless minds and produced 30 Nobel prize recipients. With one campus located in the heart of Bloomsbury and a second campus in vibrant east London, the university is home to around 42,000 students...more

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