The Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology is a formal postgraduate qualification, accredited by the regulated UK awarding body, EduQual. The qualification is aligned with the Ofsted Regulated Qualifications Network (RQF), allowing use of the letters PGCert (Dent Imp) after your name.
The course includes a 5-day Clinical Training Program with provided patients
This program is aimed at dentists with little or no previous experience in dental implantology.
The PGCert program comprises of 3 elements:
1. Online Theory Program:
20th September 2021 - 25th March 2022
2. Practical Skills Week:
15th - 19th November 2021
3. Clinical Training Program: (choice of dates)
Online Theory - taught as a Distance Learning program using our dedicated Canvas Online Learning Management System (LMS). The program is delivered as weekly sessions with continual tutor feedback and discussion.
Practical Skills Week - a 5 day skills based program held at the Moller Centre, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
During the Practical Skills week delegates are taught all of the foundation skills required for dental implantology including:
patient assessment & treatment planning
surgical gowning & gloving
computerised treatment planning (using CBCT software)
single and multiple unit implant placement (using bone models)
flap raising (using pig heads)
suturing techniques (using mucosa models and pig heads)
basic bone augmentation techniques (using pig heads)
Clinical Training Program - a 5 day clinical program where you will treat provided patients at a Dentale training centre in either Stafford, Shrewsbury or Bristol. Each delegate is guaranteed to place at least 6 implants during this program. You can choose your preferred date at registration.
The PGCert requires 600 notional hours of study.
After successful completion the Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology is awarded