UCL Diploma in
Dr Dev Patel
Diploma in Implant Dentistry
Who is the course designed for?
The course is ideally suited for any General Dental Practitioner or Specialist
wishing to develop their knowledge of implant dentistry and gain a university
accredited postgraduate qualification.
What will I gain from the course?
Participants will receive extensive postgraduate teaching to enable them to
comprehensively diagnose, treatment plan and treat, within the scope of their
ability, patients in need of implant based prosthodontic treatment.
Do I need any previous implant experience?
No. the course is designed for dentists with little or no experience in implant
What are the entry requirements for the diploma?
Entry requirements are a UK Dental degree or international equivalent and full
registration with the General Dental Council with a minimum of three years
experience in general practice. Oral surgery experience and a postgraduate
qualification are desirable but not a prerequisite for entry onto the course.
Application is by competitive entry.
Can an overseas dentist apply?
Unfortunately, only dentists with full GDC registration can apply. The dentist
also needs to be in clinical practice to be able to complete the requirements of
the log book and be able to bring their own patients to the Eastman for
What will be taught?
The implant diploma is a structured programme of didactic study of 44 days
broken into 2 levels spread over 4 years. Each level will be taught over 24
days spread over 2 years.
Level 1: Years 1 and 2 are spent on the foundations of implant dentistry
and will include treatment planning, placement and restoration of
implant treatment on your own patient.
Level 2: Years 3 and 4 are spent consolidating information and
developing skills and knowledge of advanced procedures such
as bone grafting and sinus lift procedures.
Who will carry out the teaching?
Teaching will be provided by an experienced multidisciplinary team of
registered specialists and will include invited national and international
speakers. Teaching will be through a series of interactive lectures, seminars,
hands-on training and live surgery as well as supervised clinical treatment.
Practical procedures will first be taught and performed on plastic jaws in
'phantom heads' and on animal heads.
What is the course structure?
Level I: Level II:
Module 1: Module 4:
Implant Science Extended Implant Science
Introduction to Implant Dentistry Immediate Loading
General Restorative Treatment Planning Advanced Implant Planning
Implant Biomechanics Tissue Interfaces
Implant Retained Removal Prostheses Treating the Anterior Maxilla
Implant Systems Treating the Posterior Maxilla
Complications & Trouble-shooting Complications & Trouble-shooting
Review of the Literature Review of the Literature
Module 2: Module 5:
Implant Practical Extended Implant Practical
Assessment of Implant Case Assessment of Implant Case
Laboratory Procedures Laboratory Procedures
Simulated Surgery Simulated Surgery
Simulated Prosthetics Simulated Prosthetic Procedures
Module 3: Module 6:
Clinical Practice Extended Clinical Practice
Patient Selection and Planning Patient Selection and Planning
Clinical Implant Surgery Clinical Implant Surgery
Clinical Restorative Treatment Clinical Restorative Treatment
Implant Practice Management Implant Practice Management
Clinical Case Discussion & Log Books Clinical Case Discussion & Log books
What is expected of you?
During the programme you will be expected to develop a portfolio of cases
from treatment of your OWN patients. Pre-module reading is provided to
supplement reference to recommended texts. There is continuous
assessment through out the course by means of written assignments and
maintaining an Implant clinical log book of procedures performed including the
submission of video footage. At the completion of each level there will be an
Who will provide the implant patients?
You will be expected to identify suitable patients for treatment. You will have
specialist supervision for three of your patients.
Will there be any mentoring?
YES. The programme has been designed to allow dentists to develop skills
and knowledge over an extended period of time whilst under specialist
supervision. You will be mentored throughout the four years with complete
supervision of your first implant case from planning, surgery to restorative
care. We will provide an opportunity for supervised surgical placement of two
additional patients on site. Additional cases will need to be carried out in your
own practice, independently. Ample opportunity will be given during the four
years for treatment planning of cases you may have in practice.
Which Implant system will be used?
Our implant courses are run on a generic basis so that the principles of
implant treatment planning can be applied to most implant systems. For the
purposes of the course we use the Nobel Biocare Replace Select tapered
What days is the course run?
The level 1 (years 1 & 2) is spread over two years usually on a Tuesday once
a month. The level 2 (years 3 & 4) are usually based on a Friday or Saturday.
How much will it cost?
The tuition fees may vary from year to year. Please check with the implant
programme administrator for up to date information on 020 7905 1261.
Will there be any additional costs?
You will be expected to bring a digital camera and hand held video camera to
record patient treatment. A Denar articulator with a facebow would also be
required for patient treatment planning. We will provide the training to use
When & where does the Diploma course start?
The Diploma course will start on October 2nd 2007. The course will take
place at UCL Eastman CPD, 123 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X.
For more information or an application pack, please telephone 020 7905
What is the deadline for applications?
Deadline for applications is 1st June 2007