Diploma in Implant Dentistry
29 January 2019
07 November 2020
0207 869 6755
DipImpDent RCS (Eng)
The FGDP(UK) offers a two-year Diploma in Implant Dentistry that could prove to be the best investment you ever make. An internationally renowned team, using state-of-the-art facilities and training methodologies, runs our course. The FGDP(UK)’s Diploma in Implant Dentistry is a part-time course, specifically structured for the busy practitioner. Designed to emphasise the theory behind the procedure, as well as to teach new techniques, candidates will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to practise modern implant dentistry. The Diploma is rigorous and challenging, but that is what gives the course its deep and long-lasting value. It will give you an opportunity to broaden your services in a way that suits you, your practice and your patients.
The course is comprehensively evidencebased, practically taught and assessed. There are 11 units, all of which include a practical session. We aim to teach the theory behind the techniques as well as ensuring that you are able to perform key dental procedures. We cover comprehensive training standards, both simple and complex, including the IRMER training standards in CBCT. The course covers all of the GDC’s core CPD requirements. Each unit concludes on a Saturday so that the busy practitioner will spend less time away from their patients. The Diploma consists of a number of components, including self-directed distance learning (30 credits), contact learning (45 credits) and completion of the clinical component (45 credits). To help, you will be assigned a UK-based tutor and a tutor group of 5 to 6 participants. All of our tutors have previously completed the Diploma and therefore know the difficulties you will face first-hand. You can contact your tutor directly to organise observation of surgical procedures, or to seek assistance when completing 4 clinical cases (6 if sitting for the Advanced Certificate). Tutor assistance is available for up to two years after the teaching element of the Diploma is completed.
Completing the course will give you the equivalent of 120 postgraduate credits.
The syllabus is a modern approach to all of the relevant subjects including;
Scientific and didactic content:
Physiology Bio-materials Medical evaluation (including bio-chemical analysis, microbial analysis, blood analysis, urine analysis, anti-microbial prescription and pharmacology)
Documentation and record keeping:
Medico-legal aspects Informed consent Treatment plans Clinical records Communication with other specialists
Patient assessment and treatment planning:
Conventional radiographic imaging Interactive CT scans MRI scans Bone densitometry
Soft tissue management Hard tissue management Bone expansion Ridge expansion
Asepsis theory and practice:
Training of surgical assistants and dental care professionals Timescales: Delayed placement, hard tissue management Soft tissue management Immediate placement, delayed loading Immediate loading
Guided bone regeneration, Autogeneous bone grafts, sinus augmentation and use of bone substitutes Interdisciplinary treatment: Interfacing with ENT surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, anaesthesia, and other disciplines
Provisional restorations Transitional restorations Definitive restoration
Open tray Closed tray Conventional Impressions at first stage surgery
Single teeth Short span bridges Full arch restorations Cement retained Screw retained Lateral fixation screw retained
Ball attachments Balls and clips Precision attachments Telescopic crowns (konus)