Taught course

Clinical Implantology

University of Central Lancashire · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

  • Applicants will be registered with an appropriate regulatory body and have a licence to be a dental therapist.
  • Be registered with a defence union - possessing indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level.
  • Be in professional practice or a hospital appointment while attending the course.
  • Hold a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease Hepatitis B.
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent).

DBS: all potential students must undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to admittance to the programme.
All suitable applicants will be interviewed.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

For dentists looking to introduce dental implants within their practice, this is the ideal course. Our MSc Clinical Implantology combines home study with the opportunity to treat patients under the direct clinical supervision of experienced consultants. Busy dental practitioners can gain the skills and knowledge required of a Dentist with Special Interest (DwiSI) over two years of part-time study.

This course is delivered off-campus, in Glasgow and Birmingham via blended learning, using a combination of online delivery, face-to-face learning and clinical sessions at an approved regional training centre. It prepares you to provide safe and appropriate dental implants as part of your clinical practice.

There’s also the opportunity for continued mentoring and support from the experienced clinicians and educators who deliver the course.


  • Examine patients, create treatment plans, place and restore dental implants, all under direct clinical supervision at one of our approved Clinical Training Centres.
  • Gain the academic skills needed to critically appraise published work within dental and oral health related journals, and to understand how dental research is carried out in order to prepare you for your research project in the 2nd year.
  • The University works in conjunction with governing dental bodies, ensuring that the curriculum facilitates the development of transferable skills, which you can apply to your clinical practice.


  • Benefit from the School of Dentistry’s focus on Continuing Professional Development, allowing General Dental Practitioners the opportunity to further their skills and education in their chosen area of interest while maintaining their clinical practice.
  • Learn from a highly-regarded course team led by a GDC Specialist registrant and Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. Clinical supervision is provided by experienced clinical staff with a proven track record in the successful use of techniques and approaches in primary practice environments.
  • Focus on contemporary knowledge in Dental Implantology – we teach evidence-based principles and systems to ensure an optimal outcome for both patient and practitioner.


The course is delivered in conjunction with our academic partner VSSAcademy and is offered at Regional Training Centres throughout the UK. It has evolved from the successful MSc in Dental Implantology and has been re-designed in response to student feedback. Working part-time over two years, it carries the same 180 credits as the previous three-year part-time MSc in Dental Implantology.

Two modules (DX4017 and DX4027) are delivered and assessed online in real time with the support of the academic team.

The clinical modules (DX4016 and DX4026) are assessed via blended learning: recorded lectures quizzes, live webinars, hands-on practical sessions and clinical days. Assignments include case presentations (seen and unseen) and treatment of live patients under the guide of a mentor. For detailed module information please visit the course page on our website.


Successful completion of the two-year programme leads to the award of an MSc in Clinical Implantology from the University of Central Lancashire. It provides you with 180 academic credits, which equate to 1,800 hours of verifiable CPD. This relates to the GDC Development Outcomes as follows:

  • Year 1 – A, C & D
  • Year 2 – A, B, C & D
  • The PGCert Clinical Implantology is an alternative exit award following completion of Year 1


Our two-year part-time MSc Clinical Implantology course provides the busy General Dental Practitioner with a route to acquire the skills and knowledge required of a Dentist with Extended Skills.

Upon completion, you may choose to pursue further training and development in either a clinical or academic domain.

Clinicians completing this course should expect to provide implant treatment within their practice, under the guidance of a clinical mentor. More complex techniques can be learned by completing more advanced courses, study, practice and mentoring.


This course will provide further training in periodontal and restorative practice in order that dental therapists can work to their full scope of practice.


Postgraduate qualifications in dentistry are not regulated by the General Dental Council in the UK.


This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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