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Entry requirements

The Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry is awarded, allowing use of the postnominals PGDip (Imp Dent)

* 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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