Postgraduate Certificate in Implant Dentistry

(PG Cert, level 7)

Duration: 12 months

Module 1 (Date: 09/03/2024)


  • Introduction 
  • Mentoring concept
  • History of implantology

Fundamentals in Oral Implantology

  • Applied anatomy in implant dentistry
  • Histology in implant dentistry (video)
  • Bone physiology
  • Wound healing 
  • Compatibility of biomaterials: Bone reaction to implant and implant surface
  • Bone density
  • Implant design, material, components & force factors
  • Bone and implant biomechanics
  • Pharmacology in implant dentistry
  • Radiographic imaging in implant dentistry
  • CBCT training & scan interpretation

Module 2 (Date: 06/04/2024)

Treatment Planning

  • Clinical examination and medical assessment
  • Indication and contraindication for implant treatment
  • Flow-chart for treatment planning
  • Diagnostic and prosthetic planning
  • Implant positioning: Ideal number, position and orientation
  • Different prosthetic solutions
  • Maintenance and follow-up
  • Treatment planning using DTX
  • Scan reporting

Module 1 examination, Multiple choice questions (MCQ)

Module 3, Workshop 1 (Date: 04/05/2024)

Practicing different suturing techniques on plastic tissues, implant placement on plastic models, taking impression using open & closed tray techniques, skill assessment.

  • Second stage surgery (implant exposure)
  • Impression techniques
  • Abutment selection
  • Flap design and management
  • Principles of bone preparation techniques: Drill and Osteotomes

Module 2 examination, (MCQ)

Module 4, Workshop 2 (Date: 01/06/2024)

General Principles and Digital Planning

  • DTX training and hands-on digital planning
  • Informed consent, consent templates
  • Record keeping and note templates
  • Principles of asepsis
  • Instrumentation, equipment and preoperative check lists

 Module 3 examination (MCQ) 

Module 5 (Date: 06/07/2024)

Implant Placement (Surgical phase)

  • Implant placement in posterior maxilla
  • Implant placement in anterior maxilla
  • Implant placement in posterior mandible
  • Implant placement in anterior mandible
  • Delayed placement vs. immediate placement
  • Immediate placement with or without immediate loading
  • Implant in aesthetic zone 
  • Submerged vs. non-submerged implants
  • Flap vs. flapless approach
  • Tooth-implant connection
  • Splinted vs non-splinted implants
  • Cement retained vs. screw retained 

Module 6 (Date: 07/09/2024)

Occlusion In Implant Dentistry 

  • Fundamental concepts of occlusion
  • Bite registration  
  • Facebaw application
  • Dynamic & static occlusion
  • Ideal implant occlusion in single and multiple cases 

Module 5 examination (MCQ)

Module 7 (Date: 05/10/2024)

Full Arch Rehabilitation

  • Implant supported overdenture, planning, design and fabrication
  • Impression and try-in stage for full arch restorations
  • Attachment systems
  • All-on-4 concept
  • Provisional restorations
  • Final prosthetic delivery

Module 6 examination (MCQ)

Module 8 (Date: 02/11/2024)

Hard Tissue Augmentation 

  • Bone augmentation, classification and selection criteria
  • Guided bone regeneration (GBR) and different types of graft materials
  • Socket preservation
  • Bone manipulation and expansion
  • Resorbable vs non resorbable membranes
  • DTX hands-on planning and presentation of different cases

Module 7 examination (MCQ)

Module 9 (Date: 07/12/2024)


  • Complications in the healing phase
  • Surgical complications & management
  • Prosthetic complications and management
  • Peri-implantitis, diagnosis and treatment
  • Plaque related biological complications (Implant and superstructure)
  • Non-plaque related biological complications
  • Management of biological complications
  • Management of non-biological complications

Guided Surgery

  • Treatment planning for predictability
  • Important consideration before guided surgery
  • Surgical components for fully guided surgery
  • Drilling protocol
  • Treatment workflow and step by step procedure
  • Sinus floor elevation via Summers technique vs lateral approach

Module 8 examination (MCQ)

Module 10,Workshop 3: (Date: 04/01/2025)

Guided bone regeneration (GBR) using membranes and Biomaterial bone substitutes on plastic models, Scan interpretation and treatment planning exercises using DTX planning software, skill assessment. 

Final examination (MCQ) 

Course Requirements:

The clinical requirement is:

  • Compulsory attendance of all modules
  • Treatment of 2 patients requiring single or multiple (Maximum 3 units) implants
  • 2 documented clinical case portfolios related to patients treated by the candidate

Minimum 1 clinical observation is required before treating patients. This could be observation of cases treated by the mentor or cases treated by other students. Patients will be provided by the mentor. Candidates are required to treat at least 1 patient and pass all the examinations to be awarded the final certificate.

Course Components

Contact Learning:

10 days of lectures and hands-on sessions (On Saturdays) with a total of 70 hours enhanced verifiable CPD hours on Saturdays.

Clinical Components: Clinical days include observation, assisting of live surgeries and treating patients in a training centre on Saturdays.

The supervisor will provide patients and assess the standard of care provided at each stage of the treatment on. 

Quality Assurance

Participants will be asked to complete evaluation forms for regular feedbacks on the programme related to its’ content, quality and supporting facilities. The feedback forms will be reviewed by the course director after every unit. All the clinical components including different stages of treatment provided by the candidate will be assessed by the supervisor and the candidate will receive a report after completion of each treatment stage.