Implant dentistry course details


Hong Kong Diploma: The course commences in September 2021 (TBC), with the programme consisting of 7 Units in Hong Kong, 1 Unit in Italy and and 1 Unit in the UK.

UK DiplomaThe next Cohort intake for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry is scheduled to begin in September 2021. Applications are now open, please contact FGDP Education for further details.. The programme comprises 8 units in the UK, as well as a unit each in Germany, Spain and Italy. Candidates are required to book their own travel and accomodation to attend the units in the UK and abroad. Full details of the course will be posted here shortly. In the meantime, register your interest and we will be in touch when applications open.



FGDP Post Graduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry

The Diploma is awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This means it is of a high standard, and is recognised internationally.

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, with sufficient access to patients to develop your cases.
  • 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 candidates will not be able to work on patients in the UK, unless they are registered with the GDC. Hong Kong candidates should be registered with the equivalent'

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.

Each UK unit takes place on a Friday and Saturday so that the busy practitioner minimises time away from their patients 


  • 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
  • Immediate Placement and Immediate Loading
  • Corrective soft tissue surgery

Hear more about the course from our Course Lead Nigel Jones


    Teaching Methods

    The course has been designed to allow you to apply your learning quickly into your practice.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 7 candidates. The tutors are assigned based on your geographical location, as they can be available to attend your practice for further support and guidance for additional charges. 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 support is available for up to two years after the teaching element of the Diploma is completed, enabling you to consolidate your learning , develop your skills and be empowered to deliver a high standard of care for your patients

      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 (Germany)

      Prof Tiziano Testori (Italy)


      Progression to Masters qualification

      University Rey Juan Carlos - Madrid

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

      Edge Hill University

      Graduates of this Diploma can apply to the MSc Dental Implantology 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

      In addition, the Diploma can form part of your credentials when applying to Masters programmes elsewhere.


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