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Postgraduate Certificate in Implant Dentistry (EduQual Level 7)


ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital, 24 Furness Quay, Salford Quays,
Manchester, United Kingdom


5 modules across 12 days

70 hours CPD


Now in its 25th year, Ucer Education’s Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Implant Dentistry (EduQual Level 7) teaches clinicians how to incorporate implant treatment into their practices safely and with confidence using the most documented and proven implant systems. The one-year dental implant course is a vocationally-related PG Cert qualification accredited and awarded by EduQual (level 7), an established UK awarding body. The Ucer Education team has accumulated years of teaching and research experience as well as gaining a European reputation for developing the framework for clinical teaching dental implantology and training the trainers in this field.


The dental implant course is exclusively designed to provide clinicians with the theoretical and practical skills required to perform dental implants to the highest standard, either from a surgical and restorative or just a restorative perspective. The aim is to teach and train dentists to gain full clinical competence needed for the provision of safe and satisfactory dental implant treatment to their patients.

Who is this course for?

As an academic course followed by mentored clinical training on patients provided by our postgraduate institute, it is especially suitable for GDPs looking to gain the skills necessary to move forward into implant dentistry. The “PG Cert in Implant Dentistry” qualification is particularly suitable for those who do not have access to implant patients at their practices. The course is an invaluable opportunity for both the newly qualified or experienced GDPs who may be looking to develop a private dental practice or to develop a substantial implant referral practice in the future.

Why this course?

PG Cert in Implant Dentistry is an academic course accredited by Eduqual (Eduqual Level 7) which is followed by mentored clinical training on patients provided by our postgraduate institute

Gain core knowledge and skills in implant dentistry with reference to different implant systems taught by a team of recognised trained educators & specialists with international reputation in implant dentistry

Develop core clinical skills in restorative and surgical implant dentistry under the supervision of Prof. Cemal Ucer

Develop skills in using the full digital workflow from interpreting CBCT scans to using intra-oral scanners, Implant Studio (3 Shape) 3D planning, Navident real-time navigation surgery, fully guided surgery and 3D printing

Receive clinical training in one of the most advanced postgraduate implant training hospitals in Europe with futuristic facilities to lead you into the emerging digital era

Begin to develop your lifelong clinical portfolio under supervision of trained mentors

Prepare for, under our guidance, and sit the highly sought after qualification of PG Dip in Implant Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

Learn from the team that has been setting the standards in the provision and teaching of implant dentistry in the UK for more than two decades, with more than 15,000 implants placed/restored

Benefit from the state-of-the-art clinical facilities of the ICE Mentee School and treat patients provided by ICE Hospital

Implant treatment will be demonstrated extensively by Prof. Cemal Ucer including single, partial and multiple implants, immediate implants, immediate loading, GBR, Bone Grafting, Bar/overdentures, vestibuloplasty etc.

Learn how to promote implant therapy, prepare acceptable treatment plans and how to communicate these with patients and colleagues

Course Leader

The course is led by Prof. Cemal Ucer BDS, MSc, PhD, FDTFEd., Specialist Oral Surgeon, a highly-regarded authority on implant education and co-author of the GDC/FGDP training standards, alongside a faculty of highly trained and experienced professionals. He is a fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Course outline

A structured pathway to a postgraduate qualification The 12-day course, run over 12 months, covers all aspects of implant dentistry and has been designed to fulfil the requirements of the GDC/FGDP Training Standards in Implant Dentistry (2016) that any dental practitioner carrying out implant dentistry in the UK should undertake before embarking upon patient care in this discipline. Having trained over 1,000 dentists, Ucer Education understands the important role mentoring plays for those starting out in implant dentistry. Under expert supervision delegates undergo a series of lectures by renowned speakers, seminars, tutorials and hands-on practical sessions including a Clinical Day. Delegates also undertake literature reviews, learn the surgical and restorative principles of implant dentistry and perform live surgical procedures and restorative stages of treatment, all under the supervision of dedicated mentors.

Course modules

Covering everything from basic surgical techniques, patient assessment, treatment planning, advanced hard and soft tissue techniques, bone grafting through to laboratory and technical procedures, our multi-technique teaching approach ensures a fully rounded learning opportunity. The curriculum fulfils all the learning objectives necessary to prepare a candidate looking to undertake further postgraduate education such as the Diploma in Implant Dentistry RCS Ed, MSc in Dental Implantology or MSc in Digital Dentistry. The course provides a revision day for those who intend to sit the PG Dip in Implant Dentistry examination at RCS Ed. This course conforms to Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) consensus guidelines produced by the ADEE 1st and 2nd Pan European workshops in undergraduate and postgraduate education in implant dentistry (2008, 2014) and the FGDP/GDC Training Standards in Implant Dentistry (TSID 2012 & 2016). This course complies with GDC CPD requirements (for 70 hrs CPD in Total).

To register your interest or to get further information on the modules, please visit Ucer Education.