Implant Dentistry course details


The course will commence in London from January 2020 and in Hong Kong from March 2020.


FGDP Post Graduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry (awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England).

The course qualifies for 265 verifiable hours of CPD.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Current registration with the UK General Dental Council or equivalent in another country*.
  • High demand for Implant Dentistry in your current line of work.
  • Indemnity or insurance cover at an appropriate level.
  • A high level of competence in English (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent).
  • Current certificate of immunisation
  • Training in basic CPR

*‘international students will not be able to work on patients in the UK, they are required to be working in an environment where there is sufficient access to patients to develop their cases'

Update Course

Participants will be eligible to sit the new format exam (until December 2019) if they have completed all outstanding units and passed all assignments.

Course Content

Postgraduate Diploma

The course is comprehensively evidence-based, practically taught and assessed.

There are 11 units, all of which include a practical session. We aim to teach the theory behind the techniques as well as ensuring that you are able to perform key dental procedures. We cover comprehensive training standards, both simple and complex, including the IRMER training standards in CBCT. The course covers all of the GDC’s core CPD requirements. Each unit concludes on a Saturday so that the busy practitioner will spend less time away from their patients. More detail on the syllabus is available here.

    Teaching Methods

    The Diploma consists of a number of components, including self-directed distance learning (30 credits), contact learning (45 credits) and completion of the clinical component (45 credits).

    To help, you will be assigned a UK-based tutor and a tutor group of 5 to 6 participants. All of our tutors have previously completed the Diploma and therefore know the difficulties you will face first-hand. You can contact your tutor directly to organise observation of surgical procedures, or to seek assistance when completing 4 clinical cases (6 if sitting for the Advanced Certificate).

    Tutor assistance is available for up to two years after the teaching element of the Diploma is completed.


    • Scientific and didactic content
    • Documentation and record keeping
    • Patient assessment and treatment planning
    • Surgery - soft tissue management, hard tissue management, bone expansion, ridge expansion and sinus floor lifts
    • Asepsis theory and practice
    • Timescales
    • Augmentation
    • Interdisciplinary Treatment
    • Restorative Phases
    • Provisional restorations
    • Fixed Restorations
    • Removable Prosthesis

    Teaching Faculty

    Chair of the Course Management Board

    Dermot McNulty FFGDP(UK)

    Course Leads

    Dermot McNulty FFGDP(UK)

    Nigel Jones FFGDP(UK)

    Academic Advisor

    Marco Esposito

    International Tutors

    David Madruga Gonzalez (Madrid)

    Prof Dr Heiner Weber

    Prof Tiziano Testori

    Progression to Masters qualification

    University Rey Juan Carlos - Madrid

    Graduates of this Diploma can apply to complete for a MSc in Dental Implantology, specifically designed for FGDP graduates, at University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid. For further information, please contact Dr David Madruga at

    University of Leeds

    Graduates of this Diploma can apply to complete the MSc programme in Clinical Dentistry (Implant Dentistry). For further information please contact

    University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)

    Graduates of this Diploma can apply to complete the MSc programme in Implantology at UCLAN. For further information, please contact 

    Edge Hill University

    Graduates of this Diploma can apply to complete the MSc Dental Implantology qualification at Edge Hill University. For more information, please contact the Faculty of Health and Social Care Enterprise and Partnerships Team at Edge Hill directly on 01695 657249 or


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