University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Dental Implantology

This programme is intended for dental practitioners wishing to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical clinical experience in the treatment planning, surgical placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants. The programme has been designed to allow you to gain experience of the use of dental implants in prosthodontic treatment within a supervised environment. Knowledge is developed using distance learning modules and study days. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a research project or literature review and prepare a dissertation.

Entry requirements

BDS or equivalent United Kingdom General Dental Council registerable dental qualification. At least 1 year's demonstrable postgraduate clinical experience. Evidence of registration with the General Dental Council and adequate medico-legal indemnity insurance in order to place dental implants at the start of the clinical component of the programme. Evidence of Hepatitis B immunity status.

Course modules

Year 1: 5 theoretical and practical modules are delivered over a minimum of 6 study days during the year, as well as through distance learning material and self-directed study. Concurrent to these modules, you also attend clinical practice placements at the Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary and The Dental Implant Clinic in Bath, Somerset. During the clinical practice placements you will diagnose, treatment plan and carry out implant placement under supervision in pre-selected patients. Following the completion of year 1, candidates can exit the programme at certificate level or proceed to year 2. Year 2: A further 5 modules are delivered over a minimum of 6 study days, through distance learning material, self-directed work and work-based study. In addition, you will again attend clinical practice placements. Participants are encouraged to bring patients from their own practice for whom they will diagnose, plan treatment and carry out implant placement and restoration. Upon successful completion of years 1 and 2, candidates may exit the programme with the awards of a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology. Year 3: After a further year, the award of a Postgraduate Taught Masters will be achieved upon the successful completion of a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 3,720 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 3,720 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,720 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Medicine and Dentistry
Telephone number: 
0117 331 6824