Our postgraduate Dental Implantology course provides the busy General Dental Practitioner with a part-time educational route to acquire the skills and knowledge required of a Dentist with Special Interest (DwiSI). Students can choose to study for an MSc or a PGDip.
Dental Implantology aims to develop a critical understanding and the ability to evaluate the clinical theory, practice and associated research applied to the practice of dental implantology as a mode of referred treatment. Our postgraduate course will provide you with the opportunities to apply the clinical theory, practice and associated research in the provision of dental implantology within the primary care setting. This course focuses on contemporary practice, teaching evidence-based principles and systems to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient and practitioner.
Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements:
Be qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practice dentistry
Be registered with the General Dental Council (or equivalent)
Be in professional practice or have a hospital appointment for a minimum of two years
Be registered with a Defence Union - possessing indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level.
Possess indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level
Possess a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease (Hepatitis B)
Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent). Competency may be demonstrated by qualification, accreditation of prior learning or separate University assessment.
Applicants must provide evidence of their IELTS Level 7 certificate (or equivalent), GDC Certificate and Indemnity Insurance by either uploading a copy upon on-line application or providing a copy with their completed paper application.
Clinical Knowledge of Dental Implantology (20 credits)
This module introduces foundation topics relating to the safe practice of dental implantology. The module will cover the basic sciences underpinning the clinical aspects of implant treatment and will cover patient examination, treatment planning, complications and case selection.
Case assessment and treatment planning
Medico legal implications of implant treatment
Minor augmentation, techniques and materials
Pharmacology and therapeutics
Radiology in implant dentistry
Occlusion Prosthesis design
Clinical Skills for Dental Implantology (20 credits)
This module introduces the necessary practical skills required for safe implant treatment within a primary dental care environment. Initially, practical procedures will be demonstrated, supervised and assessed within the UCLan clinical training facility. In addition case presentation and critical case analysis will be undertaken and peer discussion actively encouraged.
Appraising the Dental Literature (20 credits)
The module seeks to develop your ability to locate, select and interpret information from a wide variety of published sources related to dentistry and oral health, and to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the dental literature using objective methodologies.
Clinical Practice of Dental Implantology (60 credits)
This module introduces further practical skills required for effective implant treatment. The module will introduce clinical procedures to be carried out under the supervision of an experienced clinical tutor within the UCLan Dental Clinic. In addition case presentation and critical case analysis of your own patients will be actively encouraged.
Case selection, treatment planning, patient consent and multi-disciplinary communication
Implant placement and restoration on patients from UCLan Dental Clinic
Management of bone and soft tissue defects
Enhanced Clinical Practice of Dental Implantology (20 credits)
This module introduces further practical skills required for effective implant treatment. The module will introduce more advanced clinical procedures to be carried out under the supervision of an experienced clinical tutor within an approved clinical training centre. In addition case presentation and critical case analysis of your own patients will be undertaken and peer discussion actively encouraged.
Case selection and referral.
Management of bone defects - major, moderate and minor
Piezosurgery in block grafting and sinus lift
Soft tissue augmentation
Implant placement and restoration on patients
Evidence Based Dentistry (20 credits)
The module seeks to develop your skills in order to plan, undertake and present the findings of a dental or oral health related research project.
Dentistry Professional Project (60 credits)
The Professional Project will form a major component in the final year of the Masters programme. You will be expected to take responsibility for designing, conducting and analysing the results of a substantial investigation, which will make a contribution to the discipline under scrutiny. You will be encouraged to adopt a balanced perspective as you analyse the research material. The project will be written up in the agreed Masters degree format. You will also be encouraged to write a short article suitable for submission for presentation at appropriate conference and where possible for publication in a specialty related journal. This will provide you with an opportunity to develop a professional writing style and to achieve publication.
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