University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Dental Implantology

This programme is aimed at practicing dentists with several years of experience. The programme offers theoretical, clinical, and research components that combine to ensure that graduates have an in-depth knowledge and the practical skills to place dental implants in professional practice. This programme provides applicants with the knowledge and skills to place dental implants in clinical practice. Dental implantology is concerned with rehabilitation of patients with missing teeth by the implantation of artificial materials. This is an advanced course that aims to provide a sound theoretical foundation for Implantology practice and also includes some practical clinical exposure/ training in dental implantology. The programme of study covers: surgical techniques and treatment planning; surgical anatomy and bone physiology; biomaterial science; research methods; the theoretical aspects of patient care.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be dentists who are practising in the UK. This is due to the fact that attendance is on a part-time basis (2 days per month over 2 years). It is essential that all candidates have good basic surgical and clinical skills in dentistry. A minimum of 3 years of hospital or general practice in dentistry would be essential. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their spoken and written English: IELTS Academic: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module); PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered); CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module).

Course modules

Year 1 courses: surgical techniques in dental implantology; strategies for treating tooth loss; biology and biomaterials for oral surgery. Year 2 courses: clinical practice in implant dentistry; research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Edinburgh Dental Institute
Telephone number: 
0131 536 3979