Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing

Start date

January 2024









26 hours

This is a 6 month-long structured programme, delivered entirely online for a comprehensive and flexible learning experience. Having developed numerous courses over the past decade, we employ a consistent programme design and structure that is  innovative and combines theoretical education with practical insights. This educational model was pioneering in the realm of Dental Implantology. Our approach was subsequently recognised as a benchmark across Europe, setting the standards in clinical assessment of Dental Implantology.


Why study with us?

Traditional undergraduate training for Dental Nurses does not encompass implant dentistry. Hence, for nurses aiming to offer surgical and/or restorative support for implant treatments in the UK, it’sit is crucial to receive structured education and training at the right level. ICE used to deliverformally delivered the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing under the guidance of Professor Simon Wright. Our new course and is accredited by the University of Salford. We anticipate continued high demand for the course as Dental Implantology continues to develop as a mainstream treatment modality.

Course Structure

The award is structured around three core components:

Academic component: This will be delivered entirely through online webinars, seminars, lectures and tutorials.

Clinical component: Training will be conducted at the workplace under the guidance of ICE-accredited Clinical Mentors and Nurse Tutors. They will offer both formative and summative assessments of student progression.

Clinical assessment of competence: Evaluation will be based on the examination of clinical portfolios (ROC).

The course includes:

A series of 9 webinars:

  1. Introduction and Patient Assessment
  2. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  3. Basic Surgical Principles, Surgical Set up, Decontamination, and Disinfection
  4. Health & Safety
  5. Basic Restorative Principles
  6. Maintenance and peri-implant disease
  7. Teamwork and Human Factors
  8. Complications
  9. Advanced Techniques

3 days of online teaching:

Day 1: Access to online platforms, introduction to the course content, Personal Development Plan, completion competencies, clinical protocol guidelines and clinical standards operating protocols.

Day 2: Online demonstrations on gowning, setting up, decontamination, implant placement, infection control, medical emergencies, clinical assisting, directly observed competenciesand completion of Personal Development Plan.

Day 3: Online Revision Session prior to Examination.




Learning objectives

The Programme will provide the opportunity for Dental Nurses to learn to:  


  • practice to the standards required to support Dental Implantology procedures in the UK
  • develop the critical and analytical skills and independent learning ability required for continuing professional development
  • manage a diverse range of patients and develop skills in patient assessment, examination, investigations, diagnosis and treatment planning, surgery and restoration, to ensure effective management, care and treatment of partially or fully edentulous patients
  • synthesise from a range of sources a comprehensive understanding of techniques to provide safe and effective treatment to patients, taking into account their individual needs
Course Schedule

Lectures will include:

  • Day 1 Online teaching will include
    -Access to online platforms
    -introduction to lectures
    -Personal development plan completion competencies
    -Clinical protocols guidelines
    -Clinical standards operating protocols
  • Day 2 Introduction and Patient Assessment
  • Day 3 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Day 4 Basic Surgical Principles, Surgical Set up, Decontamination and Disinfection
  • Day 5 Online teaching
    -Gowning and setting up
    -Implant placement practical
    -Infection control
    -Medical emergencies
    -Clinical assisting
    -Directly observed competencies by assessor
    -Completion of Personal Development Plan
  • Day 6 Health and Safety
  • Day 7 Basic Restorative Principles
  • Day 8 Maintenance and Peri-implant Disease
  • Day 9 Teamwork and Human Factors
  • Day 10 Complications
  • Day 11 Advanced Techniques
  • Day 12 Online Revision and Examination


Teaching Faculty

Professor Simon Wright

Professor Simon Wright


Clinical Lead, MSc Dental Implantology, University of Salford.


Chair of the National Advisory Board in Human Factors.


Director of ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital.

Charlotte Wright

Charlotte Wright

GDC – 250533

Private Healthcare Manager at Glencairn Dental Practice

Dr. Lyndsey Lawrence

Dr. Lyndsey Lawrence

Au. D., CCC-A

Dr. Lawrence is a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.). She completed her Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from Murray State University in May 2011, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Audiology Degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in May 2015. She completed her clinical externship at the Central Arkansas VA Medical Centers. Dr. Lawrence holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) granted by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Dr Rabia Sannam Khan

Dr Rabia Sannam Khan

B.D.S (PAK), Master’s in Experimental Oral Pathology (UK), PhD scholar, Lancaster University (UK), MIADR, MIAOP, FICD (USA), FPFA (USA)

Director of Education and Research at ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital
Editorial board member of Dental Journals.

Currently completing a PhD in Bio-engineering at Lancaster University; a collaborative project with the NHS.

Dr Jack Roberts

Dr Jack Roberts

BDS (Newc) MFDS (RCSEd) PGCert MSC | GDC 271391

Associate Dentist at Glencairn Dental Practice

Dr Karl Walker - Finch

Dr Karl Walker - Finch

BDS (Liverpool UK, 2010), MSc Dental Implantology with Distinction (2017), PG Cert Implant Dentistry | GDC: 191425

Director of Smiles in Tandem

Mentor & Lecturer on the MSc in Dental Implantology, University of Salford

Emily Andrews

Emily Andrews

GDC Number: 291522

Lead Nurse at ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute and Hospital

Jenny Walker

Jenny Walker

Dental Therapist

Lectures at ICE on the MSc Dental Implantology programme and the Maintaining & Treating Peri-Implant Tissues course


Has presented around the UK on implant supportive care

Former Early Career Group representative for the BSP

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