18 months part time
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
The fee for the programme commencing in July 2013 is £19,000 (payable in installments). Please contact the School of Dental Sciences for further information.
This programme aims to provide dental practitioners and their teams with a training opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to plan, treat, and maintain a range of straightforward*, partially and fully edentate patients using dental implants. It also provides good preparation for dentists planning to sit the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
The programme consists of two compulsory modules: theory and skills training in implant dentistry; and clinical skills training and practice in implant dentistry. The latter module comprises patient assessment, surgical placement of implants, and restoration of implants.
The modules are designed to be delivered as one continuous programme. The theory and skills module is delivered through lectures, seminars and skills training exercises on artificial models and animal cadaver material. Intellectual skills are developed through case study analysis, problem-based learning, open discussion and self evaluation. Practical clinical skills in module 2 are developed by one-to-one clinical coaching and closely supervised clinical work carried out for patients provided by the institution.
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The course is limited to eight participants, who must:
(a) have successfully completed the Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent; and
(b) have successfully completed two years of Dental Foundation Training or equivalent postgraduate training; and
(c) have full registration with the General Dental Council (UK).
Although not an essential requirement, preference will be given to applicants who have been awarded the Diploma of Fellowship or Membership in Dental Surgery of one of the United Kingdom Royal Colleges (FDS, MFDS, MJDF) and who can demonstrate that they have acquired additional minor oral surgical experience (e.g. have held a training grade post in oral surgery or maxillofacial surgery). Participation in an introductory implant course is also an advantage
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
The closing date for July 2013 applications is April 2013.