FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I USE LETTERS AFTER MY NAME?
Yes. The award is formally accredited by EduQual as a Level 7 postgraduate qualification, aligned with the Ofsted Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF). You would be entitled to use the postnominals PGCert (Imp Dent) once you gain the qualification.
WHAT IS EDUQUAL?
EduQual is a regulated UK awarding body, approved by SQA-Accreditation, a globally-recognised national qualifications framework aligned to other recognised frameworks such as the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the Ofqual Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
ARE PATIENTS PROVIDED?
Yes. You will treat a variety of live cases under supervision over 5 days. We guarantee that you will place at least 6 implants during the Clinical Training Program.
DOES THE PRACTICAL SKILLS WEEK INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD?
The Practical Skills Week includes lunch. Accommodation is not included. The venue in Cambridge, where this program is held (The Moller Institute), has 92 air conditioned en-suite rooms that are graded at 4*. Cambridge also has plenty of other hotels ranging from budget to luxury.
DOES THE COURSE MEET ANY SPECIFIC STANDARDS?
Yes, the course follows all the requirements of the Training Standards in Implant Dentistry (TSID). The syllabus is the training required by the General Dental Council for the practice of dental implantology in the UK. The PGCert is accredited by the regulated UK awarding body, EduQual, as a formal postgraduate qualification, allowing use of the postnominals PGCert (Dent Imp)
WHAT ARE THE COURSE'S AIMS & OBJECTIVES?
The course aims to improve the depth of knowledge and skills of dentists in the field of dental implantology from beginner level. Sucessful completion results in award of the EduQual accredited 60 credit Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Implant Dentistry.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The course costs £8,500 +VAT. The course fees can be paid over 10 monthly instalments (September-June).
CAN I TREAT MY OWN PATIENTS?
No. The PGCert is aimed at beginners and provides all patients for you. If you are an experienced implant dentist you may apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry under the Treat Own Patients option.
CAN I CONTINUE TO PGDip OR MSc?
Yes. Once you successfully complete the PGCert you can apply to enter the PGDip in Implant Dentistry with Approved Prior Learning (APL) exemption from 4 of the 6 PGDip modules or you can choose to enter into Year 1 of the MSc in Advanced Implant Dentistry with exemption from 4 of the 6 modules of Year 1.