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MSc Dental Implantology Course Overview

The MSc 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.

MSc Dental Implantology Structure

This is a 3-year part-time MSc course, with the opportunity to step off with a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) after 2 years. The programme costs £24,000: each academic year is £8,000 but can be paid in monthly instalments (five or eight) starting in October.

Across the first two years, you will study 4 modules, as shown below. Each module contains about 7 days of academic teaching, and each builds on what you have already learnt.

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

During this period you will also complete clinical training and supervised clinical mentoring. We use pig and deer heads (optional) as well as model heads for students to practice before seeing patients. All patients are provided for you by ICE Hospital, ensuring your focus is on your education and training without the stress trying to find patients to fit your schedule. You will place a minimum of 4 implants (4 patients) – but can do further cases, depending on your prior experience and current performance levels. You will learn to use multiple implant systems (Straumann, Biohorizons & Megagen), which will enable you to make an educated decision regarding your preferred system for placements.

You will be assessed in various ways throughout the course. One of the main assessments is an ePortfolio of your clinical work, which you build up throughout the first two years of the course. The other assessments include essays, reports, presentations, posters, and and OSCE. For some assessments, such as presentations, you are required to come in for the day (which are additional to the academic teaching days for the module), but all written work is submitted online.

In your 3rd year you will complete a dissertation (Module 5). This builds on your understanding of research inquiry developed through modules 1-4. You will use one or more methods of inquiry (qualitative, quantitative, or systematic reviews) to develop transferable skills and a critical evidence-based approach to research. You will work with a supervisory team to either:

– Conduct a systematic literature review OR

– Conduct a research project in dental Implantology (ICE research focuses on human factors, however,  you are able to research other topics as well)

Attend an Open Evening

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

We run Open Evenings at various points in 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 staff and our implant experts, and to view our facilities for yourself.

Our next Open Evening is yet to be scheduled, but will feature a teaser lecture on medico-legal implant case studies by Prof Simon Wright.

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 Carl Morgan to discuss your circumstances on 0161 413 8335 or carl.morgan@icedental.institute


Two 30 credit modules per year (one 60 credit module in year 3).
14 days academic attendance per year (plus any assessment days).
At least four clinical days attendance per year for years 1+2.


MSc: 3 years, part-time

PGDip: 2 years, part-time

Start date

September each year


ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital is the venue for most sessions.

Occasional sessions will be held at University of Salford.


£8,600 per year (instalments available)


405 verifiable hours

How to apply

Applications are live for September 2019. To apply, click the button below.

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