Taught course

Dental Implantology

University of Central Lancashire · School of Dentistry

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. Be registered with a Defence Union - possessing indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level. Possess indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level. Possess a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease (Hepatitis B).

Months of entry


Course content

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 choose to study for an MSc or a PGDip.

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. Work in the early part of the course will comprise plenary lectures and practical sessions in our state-of-the-art phantom head facility and work on pigs heads and similar systems. As you move through the course you will progress to working on live patients under close supervision in UCLan Dental Clinic. Here skills will be developed and assessed through Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS).

Course content includes:

  • Treatment planning
  • Medico-legal considerations
  • Bone physiology and healing
  • Pharmacology
  • Appropriate radiographic techniques, including 3D scans
  • Medical contra-indications
  • Periodontal disease
  • Management of major grafted patients
  • Soft tissue techniques
  • Restorative protocol
  • Sinus lift
  • Augmentation materials
  • Surgical guides
  • Implant exposure
  • Post restorative management

Information for international students

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. See also www.uclan.ac.uk/international.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892 400