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Entry requirements

The Level 7 Diploma in Implant Dentistry is open to UK, EU and International dentists*.​

The following entry requirements apply:

UK dentists must:

- Hold full GDC registration

- Have a minimum of 2 years experience as a dentist in hospital or practice

- Hold full indemnity

- Have a current DBS certificate

- Hold a current certificate of CPR training 

- Have proof of your Hepatitis B status

- Have no conditions on your General Dental Council registration that could affect your ability to treat patients 

- If choosing the Treat Own Patients option, have sufficient patients to treat for the Clinical Cases requirement


EU and International dentists must:

- Be a fully qualified dentist with at least 2 years of experience in implant dentistry

- Have a high level of competency in English (please see below) if English is not your first language

- Currently be working in practice or hospital 

- Have already independently treated at least 20 implant cases

- Have sufficient patients to treat for the Clinical Cases requirement (6 cases are required)

Language requirements:


All applicants must be highly competent in English.  Students whose first language is not English must be able to satisfy at least ONE of the requirements below:

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 (a minimum of 7.0 in Listening, Writing and Speaking; 6.5 in Reading)
TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 100 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component)
CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a Language Centre assessment
CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

Proof of English proficiency may be provided through previous professional positions or study

After successful completion of the programme, the  Level 7 Diploma in Implant Dentistry is awarded, allowing use of the postnominals DipImpDent

* The Provided Patients option is only available to UK dentists.  International dentists must be experienced implant dentists and must choose the Treat Own Patients Option.  

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