POSTGRAD COURSES OUTLINE
PGCert (Dent Imp) / PGDip (Dent Imp) / MSc (Dent Imp) Programs
Note: Scroll down further for application process section & course fees section.
The Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology programs are blended learning, flexible delivery programs from The Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology in delivery partnership with The Implant Institute, consisting of:
1. PGCert Year Online Theory Modules (First & Second Term, Jan - Jun 2021): 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.
Module 1: Patient Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment Planning (online delivery). 15 credits
Module 2: Preclinical Practical Skills Week (6 day contact class in Perth, WA). Assessment by OSCEs. 15 credits
Module 3: Implant Prosthodontics and Occlusion (online delivery). 15 credits
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)
2. Clinical Cases component (commencing after Module 2 Practical Skills Week)
Module 4: Clinical Cases, variable dates pending student. 15 credits
Following treatment planning approval and mentorship for your cases, you will treat your own patients under direct supervision of an institute Tutor or an Accredited Local Mentor. You must reach as pass grade in a minimum of 3 cases for PGCert and 6 cases for PGDip. 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 (minus costs) for cases are forwarded to your supervising Tutor who pre-mentors and attends the cases with you in person. If you have a minimum of over 20 cases of implant experience, you may apply for our Approved Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) scheme exemption on supervision requirements, and submit the case reports for approval and grading without supervision. Those with APEL exemption also have the option of providing 6 comprehensive case reports for grading.
3. PGDip Added Online Theory Modules (Third Term, Sept-Dec 2021): Taught as a Distance Learning program using our dedicated Canvas Online Learning Management System (LMS).
Module 4. Basic Sciences Related to Implant Dentistry (online delivery). 15 credits
Module 5: Evidence Based Dentistry (online delivery). 15 credits
4. Master's degree continuation (available within 2 years of PGDip year (Starts September each year).
MSc Year Module 1: Research Skills (online delivery plus 2 day contact class). 30 credits
MSc Year Module 2: Research project and dissertation. 60 credits
4. Optional 6 Day Advanced Course/ Practical Skills Week 2 (outside of curriculum, additional fees) is recommended for dentists wishing to extend their clinical know-how and skills further (November each year)
The Optional 6 Day Advanced Course /Practical Skills Week 2 covers:
Immediate implant techniques, aesthetic zone, socket shield
Hard and soft tissue graft procedures, block, GBR, soft tissue management, soft tissue grafting.
Sinus floor elevation, ridge split and expansion, piezosurgery
PRF and phlebotomy training
Advanced case considerations.
WHAT ARE THE FEES?
Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology - A$17,300 + GST
Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology - A$25,950 + GST* (PGCert students/graduates may also apply for PGDip extension within 3 years)
*The optional 6 Day Advanced Implant & Grafting extracurricular module to the PGDip incurs a further fee of $8,650 plus GST.
Deposit to secure your spot in either program - A$1,000
Payment Plans are available: $1699 per month for 12 months for PGCert, $2500 per month for 12 months for PGDip*.
*The optional 6 Day Advanced Implant & Grafting extracurricular module can be incorporated included in the PGDip payment plan at only $850 extra per month, only available to our PGDip students: totalling $3350 per month for 12 months.
The course fees cover the Theory Components and the Practical Skills Hands-on Component. For the Clinical Component, 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. Students are also able to nominate a suitable Mentor who they work with to be accredited for the purpose of supervising their cases.
Master of Science in Advanced Dental Implantology - The related course fee, following the PGDip requirements and fees, is £15,000 (no VAT) which can be paid over 3 instalments, at the start of each term, direct to Aston University.
LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT & DATES
Next PGCert & PGDip (Dent Imp) intake: January 2022
Enrolments closing December 17th 2021 or earlier when filled.
*September 2021 cohort is closed.*
Join the growing alumni of dentists extending their knowledge and skill in implantology through our didactic, blended learning, interactive education and training program.
Next Cohort Dates (PGCert & PGDip)
Two terms online study & assessment, on-demand.
Practical Skills Week
6 day hands-on workshop & OSCEs, Perth WA.
March 28th - April 2nd 2022.
Tutored in your own region.
From April 2022 onwards.
PGDip program modules
Commencing Sept 2022 and Sept 2023 for PGCert students/graduates.
Commencing Sept 2022 and Sept 2023 for eligible PGDip students/graduates.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology
Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology
Master of Science in Advanced Dental Implantology
PGCert (Dent Imp) / PGDip (Dent Imp)
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 the Postgraduate Diploma program is available both directly and to those who have completed the Year 1 Postgraduate Certificate program Modules 1-3.
You can secure your registration for either the PGCert or PGDip program with a $1000 AUD deposit on our registration page (which will be deducted from the total course fee).
Next intakes: January 2022, September 2022, September 2023. Enrolments for January 2022 close by December 17th 2021 or when all spots fill earlier. No late enrolments can be taken.
MSc (Dent Imp)
Following PGDip requirements being met with a minimum 60% grade on all modules, application can be made to study for a research project and dissertation based MSc in Advanced Dental Implantology via Aston University. As selection is selective with limited places, an interview may be required.
Currently the MSc program is a 1-year add on course to the PGDip program. It is also possible to apply for direct entry to the MSc program from September 2022 (for suitable applicants), with the same program outline and fees being involved.