Postgraduate

Clinical Implant Dentistry PGDip

Clinical Implant Dentistry PGDip

Part time: 18 months

Profile

Our course will suit practitioners with little or no implant dentistry experience. You will develop the skills to plan, treat and maintain implant cases. We provide the patients you treat on the course. The course satisfies the requirements of UK Training Standards in Implant Dentistry.

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You will develop your intellectual skills through:

  • case study analysis
  • problem-based learning
  • open discussion
  • self-evaluation

You will develop your practical clinical skills through:

  • one-to-one clinical coaching
  • supervised clinical work carried out on patients

You will also gain experience in:

  • minimal trauma extractions
  • guided bone regeneration
  • designing long-term maintenance plans
  • how to establish implant dentistry into the practice setting

The course satisfies the requirements of the Training Standards in Implant Dentistry. This is endorsed by the General Dental Council (UK) at the level of 'straightforward placement of implants'. It also provides good preparation for dentists planning to sit the Diploma in Implant Dentistry,  offered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Delivery

The course is part time over 18 months (approximately one full day per fortnight contact time) commencing in either January or July. We deliver the course through a combination of:

  • seminars
  • distance learning
  • skills training workshops using plastic, animal and human cadaver materials
  • one-to-one teaching whilst treating patients

We select patients for planning, surgery and restoration of dental implants. As far as possible, you will see the same patients through their whole course of treatment.

We encourage that a dental nurse from your team accompanies you at skills training workshops and on teaching clinics. Nurses receive broad instruction in surgical and restorative implant procedures. They will also become familiar with implant product handling.

We run the course in partnership with Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The vast majority of the course takes place at the School of Dental Sciences and Dental Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Clinical training utilises dental implants supplied by Nobel Biocare.

Career

We provide professional development in an area not taught in detail at undergraduate level. We have had students start this course with no previous experience of implant dentistry. They have then progressed to carry out implant surgery and restoration in their own dental practices.

Staff

The course director is Mr Francis Nohl, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Francis has over 20 years of experience of the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of implant dentistry.

The course is also supported by a motivated team of:

  • clinical and academic specialists
  • nurses
  • dental technicians
  • administrative staff

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Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

UK/EU and International

£22,800

You can choose to pay in instalments, contact the School of Dental Sciences for further information.

Tuition fees for the programme commencing July 2019 have not yet been confirmed.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

You must have a primary dental qualification recognised by the General Dental Council (UK). You must have completed this at least two years before starting the course. You must be fully registered with the General Dental Council (UK) by the time the course starts.  If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

Our next course starts in:

  • January 2018 - application deadline end of October 2017

Deposit

You will need to pay a £5,500 deposit four weeks before the course starts. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Angela Taylor
Postgraduate Secretary
School of Dental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7631
Email: dentpgt-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

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