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

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.

As a partner of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), their Access and Participation Plan can be viewed here

Course Programme. 180 Credits

Year 1

Induction training

Sept 2024 (Online webinar meeting on MS Teams)

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

  • Day 1. 12 October 2024. Treatment planning and case selection.
  • Contact day – UCLan Campus, Preston 9am-5pm
  • Day 2. 2 November 2024. Basic sciences for Implant Dentistry.
  • Pre-recorded lectures and live webinar 9am – 12.30pm,
  • Day 3. 16 November 2024. Implant design & biomechanics and Overdentures.
  • Pre-recorded lectures and live webinar 9am-12.30pm
  • Day 4. 14 December 2024. Surgical skills for implant dentistry.
  • Contact day, Glasgow 9am – 5pm
  • Day 5. 11 January 2025. Occlusion
  • Pre-recorded lectures and Live webinar
  • Day 6. 1 February 2025. Restoring implants.
  • Contact day and pre-recorded lectures. Glasgow 9am-5pm
  • Day 7. 8 March 2025. Digital workflow in Implant Dentistry.
  • Contact day 9am – 5pm and pre-recorded content.
  • Day 8. 29 March 2025. Bone defects.
  • Pre-recorded lectures and live webinar
  • Day 9. 26 April 2025. Complications and their management. Revision.
  • Pre-recorded lectures and Live webinar
  • Day 10. 17 May 2025. Cadaveric surgical skills
  • Contact day W Mids Surgical Training Centre @ University Hospital Warwickshire & Coventry. 9am-5pm
  • Day 11. 25 May 2025. Case report presentations covering Case selection and treatment planning. Each Postgraduate student to present one case.
  • Live webinar
  • 2 day CBCT course
  • Pre-recorded lectures, remote working and live webinar to be completed by 28th February 2025
  • All webinars are preceded by recorded lectures and long questions for discussion. All webinars are recorded for revision purposes

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

Module DX4017 Utlising 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 and restore 3-5 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.

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 GDC Certificate, Immunisation history 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: September 2024

Course start time: 9.00am

Course finish time: 5.00pm

Course Location: Glasgow, Coventry (cadaver day) and remote study from home.

Course Fee: £38,500 for 2 years (payable in 6 instalments per year)

Duration: Two Years

Level: Postgraduate

Delivery: Mixed Mode, Part-time

Campus: Glasgow

Start Date: September 2024

Award: MSc

Credits: 180