MSc in Clinical Implantology A UK Masters Degree.
MSc in Clinical Implantology A UK Masters Degree.

Awarded by University of Central Lancashire. 2 years, part time


To join the waiting list, please apply as usual, or, ask about a place n the Glasgow Cohort (There are only 5 days taking place IN Glasgow itself – much of the course can be done remotely from the comfort of your own home.) Clinical days take place locally to you.

Our postgraduate Dental Implantology course provides the busy General Dental Practitioner with a part-time educational route to acquire the skills and knowledge required of a Dentist with Special Interest (DwiSI). Students can study for an MSc over two years.

Dental Implantology aims to develop a critical understanding and the ability to evaluate the clinical theory, practice and associated research applied to the practice of dental implantology as a mode of referred treatment.

Our postgraduate course will provide you with the opportunities to apply the clinical theory, practice and associated research in the provision of dental implantology within the primary care setting. This course focuses on contemporary practice, teaching evidence-based principles and systems to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient and practitioner.

Course Programme. 180 Credits

Year 1

Induction training

Induction course 9th and 10th Sept 2021 (webinar or Preston Campus TBC)

Module DX4016 Clinical Implantology. 1 – 14 days of lectures and hands-on;

  • Day 1. 23rd October 2021. Treatment planning and case selection.
  • Contact day. 9am-5pm
  • Day 2. 20th November 2021. Basic sciences for Implant Dentistry.
  • Recorded lectures and live webinar
  • Day 3. 4th December 2021. Implant design & biomechanics and Overdentures.
  • Live webinar
  • Day 4. 15th January 2022. Surgical skills for implant dentistry.
  • Contact day 9am-5pm
  • Day 5. 12th February 2022. Occlusion.
  • Recorded lectures and live webinar
  • Day 6. 5th March 2022. Restoring implants.
  • Contact day and pre-recorded lectures
  • Day 7 and 8. 25th and 26th March 2022 (two days). Digital workflow in implant dentistry.
  • Contact day in local venue and laboratory 9am-5pm. Additional Recorded lectures.
  • Day 9. 23rd April 2022. Bone defects and their management.
  • Live webinar
  • Day 10. 7th May 2022. Case Presentations.
  • Live webinar
  • Day 11. 21st May 2022. Complications and revision.
  • Contact day.
  • Days 12. 4th June 2022. Cadaveric surgical skills.
  • Contact day.
  • 2 day CBCT course
  • Webinar
  • To be completed before 1st March 2022.

All webinars are preceded by recorded lectures and long questions for discussion.

DX4016 – End of year assessment. Date to be confirmed.

Module DX4017 Utilising the Evidence Base – completed online

Complete 5 Clinical days – supervised clinical practice. You will assess and plan appropriate treatment for patients; Includes; case assessment and treatment planning, including use of radiographic stents and CBCT.

Year 2

Module DX4026 Clinical Implantology 2

Complete 10 Clinical days – supervised clinical practice. You will assess and plan appropriate treatment for patients; Includes; case assessment and treatment planning, including use of radiographic stents and CBCT.

Module DX4027. Research strategy and prepare and submit a 8,000-word clinically orientated research project, which may take the form of a mini-systematic review.

Final examination

Course Highlights:

Comprehensive course content delivered part-time for the busy general practitioner

  • UK Qualification
  • 2-year part time course
  • Patients provided for clinical treatment
  • Place 4-10 implants over 15 clinical days
  • Clinical component – you will be treating patients under supervision on the course
  • Full CBCT training- fulfils UK requirements.
  • Digital workflow & laboratory training days
  • Fresh cadaver training
  • Post course support and mentoring

Entry Requirements:

Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements:

  • Be qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practice dentistry
  • Be registered with the General Dental Council (or equivalent)
  • Be in professional practice or have a hospital appointment for a minimum of two years
  • Possess indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level
  • Possess a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease (Hepatitis B)
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent). Competency may be demonstrated by qualification, accreditation of prior learning or separate University assessment.

DBS: all potential students must undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to admittance to the programme.

Applicants must provide evidence of their IELTS Level 7 certificate (or equivalent), GDC (or equivalent for overseas students) Certificate and Indemnity Insurance by either uploading a copy upon on-line application or providing a copy with their completed paper application.

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Course Summary

Course date: Starting: 9th September 2021

Course Location: Birmingham

Course Fee: £31,960 for 2 years (payable in 6 instalments per year.)

Duration: Two Years

Level: Postgraduate

Delivery: Mixed Mode, Part-time

Campus: Birmingham/various

Start Date: September 2021

Award: MSc

Credits: 180