Course Overview

The MSc in Dental Implantology course is aimed to equip dental clinicians with core clinical skills and competency in both the restorative and surgical aspects of implant dentistry, through a combination of clinical support and academic teaching in accordance with the GDP/FGDP Training Standards in Implant Dentistry.

This masters course is accredited through the University of Salford and has been specifically designed to take the stress away of finding patients and provide a mentor to help you complete your first few cases with confidence. We provide all the required equipment, patients, and mentorship to help you treat a diverse range of implant cases (min. 4 patients) within your comfort zone, and gain the practical skills and competency in patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment. All this will be done under to supervision of a clinical mentor within our purpose-built facilities.

What will I learn?

The course provides a strong foundation for dentists to progress their career in dental implants. You will cover the whole implant process in depth from treatment planning and implant placement to restoration.

  • Explore current knowledge and practice in implant dentistry
  • Gain practical experience & learn to critically evaluate a diverse range of implant cases
  • Build your own clinical portfolio with the support of a clinical mentor
  • Become competent in patient assessment, diagnosis & treatment and receive a certificate of competency – this is important for the GDC
  • Discover new technologies such as minimally invasive computer guided surgery and explore CAD-CAM restorative treatment techniques, infection control, medico-legal and ethical considerations, and human factors
  • Learn with an evidence-based approach making it transferable to your clinic and overall enhances the quality of patient care.


This is a 3-year part-time MSc course, with the opportunity to step off with a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) after 2 years. Across the first two years, you will study 4 modules, as shown below.

Year 1 – Sept-JanModule 1: Patient assessment & treatment planning
Year 1 – Feb-JuneModule 2: Implant Surgery
Year 2 – Sept-JanModule 3: Restorative Treatment & Maintenance
Year 2 – Feb-JuneModule 4: Dental Implant Procedures & Complex cases
Year 3 – Sept-JuneDissertation

Attend an Open Evening

Would you like to learn more about the MSc student experience here at ICE?

We run Open Evenings throughout the year in order for you to get a taste of what it would be like studying on the course. This is a great opportunity to talk to current students and our implant experts and to view our facilities for yourself.

Our next Open Evening will take place on the 18th of June 2019 and will feature a teaser lecture on medico-legal implant case studies by Prof Simon Wright. If you would like to reserve a place visit: ICE Open Evening

Entry Requirements*

In order to be eligible for our MSc/PGDip Programme you will have to meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a dental practitioner who holds a GDC registerable dental degree and membership of professional body (UK employees only) or equivalent in your home country for international applicants.
  2. Be able to provide evidence of full indemnity insurance
  3. Have 1-2 years post-qualification experience in a hospital service or general dental practice.

*Please note that if English is not your first language you may need to provide an English language proficiency certificate. Contact Dr. Garry Peel to discuss your circumstances on 0161 413 8335 or

How to apply

Applications are live for September 2019. To apply you will need:

  1. Fill in & submit the University of Salford application form
  2. Attend an interview, should your initial application be successful.

If you would like to apply please contact Garry Peel on 0161 413 8335 or and he will advise you as to how to proceed.

Interview Dates will be confirmed soon. 


2 modules per year
14 days academic attendance
and 4 clinical days attendance per year for years 1+2


MSc: 3 years, part-time

PGDip: 2 years, part-time

Start date

September 2019


ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital


Full MSc programme £POA


405 verifiable hours