1 UCL Diploma in Implant Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions Programme Director: Dr Dev Patel 2 Diploma in Implant Dentistry Who is the course designed for? The course is ideally suited for any General Dental Practitioner or Specialist wishing to develop their knowledge of implant dentistry and gain a university accredited postgraduate qualification. What will I gain from the course?
Participants will receive extensive postgraduate teaching to enable them to comprehensively diagnose, treatment plan and treat, within the scope of their ability, patients in need of implant based prosthodontic treatment. Do I need any previous implant experience? No.
the course is designed for dentists with little or no experience in implant dentistry. What are the entry requirements for the diploma? Entry requirements are a UK Dental degree or international equivalent and full registration with the General Dental Council with a minimum of three years experience in general practice.
Oral surgery experience and a postgraduate qualification are desirable but not a prerequisite for entry onto the course. Application is by competitive entry. Can an overseas dentist apply?
Unfortunately, only dentists with full GDC registration can apply. The dentist also needs to be in clinical practice to be able to complete the requirements of the log book ... more. less.
and be able to bring their own patients to the Eastman for specialist supervision. What will be taught?<br><br> The implant diploma is a structured programme of didactic study of 44 days broken into 2 levels spread over 4 years. Each level will be taught over 24 days spread over 2 years. 3 Level 1: Years 1 and 2 are spent on the foundations of implant dentistry and will include treatment planning, placement and restoration of implant treatment on your own patient.<br><br> Level 2: Years 3 and 4 are spent consolidating information and developing skills and knowledge of advanced procedures such as bone grafting and sinus lift procedures. Who will carry out the teaching? Teaching will be provided by an experienced multidisciplinary team of registered specialists and will include invited national and international speakers.<br><br> Teaching will be through a series of interactive lectures, seminars, hands-on training and live surgery as well as supervised clinical treatment. Practical procedures will first be taught and performed on plastic jaws in 'phantom heads' and on animal heads. What is the course structure?<br><br> Level I: Level II: Module 1: Implant Science Module 4: Extended Implant Science Introduction to Implant Dentistry Immediate Loading General Restorative Treatment Planning Advanced Implant Planning Implant Biomechanics Tissue Interfaces Implant Retained Removal Prostheses Treating the Anterior Maxilla Implant Systems Treating the Posterior Maxilla Complications & Trouble-shooting Complications & Trouble-shooting Review of the Literature Review of the Literature Module 2: Implant Practical Module 5: Extended Implant Practical Assessment of Implant Case Assessment of Implant Case Laboratory Procedures Laboratory Procedures Simulated Surgery Simulated Surgery Simulated Prosthetics Simulated Prosthetic Procedures Module 3: Clinical Practice Module 6: Extended Clinical Practice Patient Selection and Planning Patient Selection and Planning Clinical Implant Surgery Clinical Implant Surgery Clinical Restorative Treatment Clinical Restorative Treatment Implant Practice Management Implant Practice Management Clinical Case Discussion & Log Books Clinical Case Discussion & Log books 4 What is expected of you? During the programme you will be expected to develop a portfolio of cases from treatment of your OWN patients. Pre-module reading is provided to supplement reference to recommended texts.<br><br> There is continuous assessment through out the course by means of written assignments and maintaining an Implant clinical log book of procedures performed including the submission of video footage. At the completion of each level there will be an examination. Who will provide the implant patients?<br><br> You will be expected to identify suitable patients for treatment. You will have specialist supervision for three of your patients. Will there be any mentoring?<br><br> YES. The programme has been designed to allow dentists to develop skills and knowledge over an extended period of time whilst under specialist supervision. You will be mentored throughout the four years with complete supervision of your first implant case from planning, surgery to restorative care.<br><br> We will provide an opportunity for supervised surgical placement of two additional patients on site. Additional cases will need to be carried out in your own practice, independently. Ample opportunity will be given during the four years for treatment planning of cases you may have in practice.<br><br> Which Implant system will be used? Our implant courses are run on a generic basis so that the principles of implant treatment planning can be applied to most implant systems. For the purposes of the course we use the Nobel Biocare Replace Select tapered system.<br><br> What days is the course run? The level 1 (years 1 & 2) is spread over two years usually on a Tuesday once a month. The level 2 (years 3 & 4) are usually based on a Friday or Saturday.<br><br> How much will it cost? The tuition fees may vary from year to year. Please check with the implant programme administrator for up to date information on 020 7905 1261.<br><br> 5 Will there be any additional costs? You will be expected to bring a digital camera and hand held video camera to record patient treatment. A Denar articulator with a facebow would also be required for patient treatment planning.<br><br> We will provide the training to use these items. When & where does the Diploma course start? The Diploma course will start on October 2 nd 2007.<br><br> The course will take place at UCL Eastman CPD, 123 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X. For more information or an application pack, please telephone 020 7905 1261 What is the deadline for applications? Deadline for applications is 1 st June 2007<br><br>