Training Standards in Implant Dentistry summarises the training that should be undertaken to carry out implant dentistry safely, and the standards which should be met by training courses.
It is available free of charge online.
The standards were first published in December 2005, then revisited and updated in 2008, 2012 and 2016. They have been developed to ensure patient safety and protection, and should be used by dental teams and providers of training to ensure consistency in the acquisition of knowledge and clinical skills for implant procedures, and to ensure good practice.
They also serve as a reference point for the General Dental Council in the consideration of patient complaints against dentists who have allegedly practised implant dentistry in the United Kingdom without the necessary competence.
"Development of FGDP(UK) Training Standards in Implant Dentistry guidelines has led to a significant improvement in the quality of postgraduate education in dental implantology in the UK"