PGCert (Dent Imp)
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The Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology (UK) program is a blended learning, flexible delivery program consisting of three elements:
1. Online Theory Component (Terms 1 & 2) - taught as a Distance Learning program using our dedicated Canvas Online Learning Management System (LMS). The program is delivered as on-demand weekly sessions with continual tutor feedback and discussion. Assessment is by online coursework and essays.
2. Practical Skills Week (Term 3) - a 5 day pre-clinical program (with bonus 6th extracurricular CPD day) held after completion of the Online Theory module, in Perth, Western Australia. Assessment is by OSCEs.
During the Practical Skills Week delegates practice and are exposed to all aspects of learning covered in their online learning, being the foundation skills required for dental implantology including:
Patient assessment & treatment planning
Computerised treatment planning (using CBCT software)
Guided and non guided methods including guide fabrication
Single and multiple unit implant placement (using bone models)
Flap design and techniques (using pig heads)
Suturing techniques (using mucosa models and pig heads)
Bone augmentation techniques (using pig heads)
3. Clinical Cases component (Term 3 onwards) - Following treatment planning approval and mentorship for your cases, you will treat your own patients under direct supervision of an institute Tutor in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Townsville, Gold Coast (or other locations assistance of Accredited Local Mentors). You must reach as pass grade in a minimum of 3 cases. These cases will be of basic or intermediate difficulty (according to your own preference and clinical experience level), eg. standard delayed or immediate single implant placement and restoration, and/or ridge preservation followed by implant placement and restoration. Patient treatment fees for the 3 cases are forwarded to your supervising Tutor who pre-mentors and attends the cases with you in person.
After successful completion of Elements 1-3, the Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology - PGCert (Dent Imp) is awarded. Being an accredited postgraduate award program, the course meets (UK) regulatory requirements, and as such you must meet all academic integrity requirements and a pass grade to qualify.
*4. Optional continuation to Year 2 is available for a PGDip (Dent Imp) award, should you wish to learn more advanced topics in implantology.
If you enrol for a second year, you would have a further two terms online theory component, a Year 2 Practical Skills Week, and additional graded case requirements for the PGDip award.
Year 2 Practical Skills Week includes:
Immediate implant techniques, aesthetic zone, socket shield
Hard and soft tissue graft procedures, block, GBR, soft tissue maangement
Sinus floor elevation, ridge split and expansion, piezosurgery
PRF and phlebotomy training
Advanced prosthetic and surgical concepts and troubleshooting, and more.
HOW DO I QUALITY FOR THE PGCERT/PGDIP DENT IMP PROGRAMS?
Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology
Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology
To enrol for the PGCert/PGDip (Dent Imp) award programs of the Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology in partnership with The Implant Institute, you require an active registration to practice in Australia or New Zealand, and a minimum of 12 months experience as a dentist. No implant experience is necessary. Entry into Year 2 of a PGDip (Dent Imp) award is only available to those who have completed the Year 1 PGCert program. You can secure your registration with a $1000 AUD deposit on our registration page (which will be deducted from the total course fee of $17,300 AUD plus GST), or go to Payment Plans for payment plan options.
WHAT ARE THE FEES?
Course fee - A$17,300 PLUS GST
Deposit to secure your spot - A$1,000
Alternatively, a Payment Plan is available ($2399 per month for 8 months).
Next intake: Commences January 2022.
Enrolments close by December 17th 2021 or when all spots fill earlier. No late enrolments can be taken.
The course fees cover the Theory Component (1) and the Practical Skills Hands-on Component (2). For the Clinical Component (3), Patient treatment fees (minus lab and implant expenses) are forwarded to your individual Clinical Tutor who mentors and directly supervises your procedures in your region. These are standard dental treatment fees from the patient that are forwarded to the Tutor. Some dentists which to subsidise the patient's fees as an incentive.