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POSTGRADUATE AWARD COURSES SUMMARY

PGCert (Dent Imp) / PGDip (Dent Imp) / MSc (Dent Imp) Programs

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, either Sep-Mar or Jan-Jun of each year):  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:  Implant Prosthodontics and Occlusion (online delivery). 15 credits.

  • Module 3:  Preclinical Practical Skills Week (6 day contact class in Perth, WA). Assessment by OSCEs. 15 credits. 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)

    • Ridge preservation

    • Basic bone augmentation (GBR) techniques (using pig heads)

    • Prosthetic & lab protocols​

  • Module 4: Clinical Cases component. 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 which allows you to undergo your cases for grading without supervision, OR to submit 6 completed comprehensive case reports for grading.

2. PGDip Added Online Theory Modules (Third Term extension): Taught as a Distance Learning program using our dedicated Canvas Online Learning Management System (LMS).

  • Module 5.  Basic Sciences Related to Implant Dentistry  (online delivery).  15 credits

  • Module 6:  Evidence Based Dentistry (online delivery). 15 credits

4. Master's degree continuation, Aston University (available within maximum of 2 years of PGDip year (Starts September each year as a 1 year extension).

  • 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 (November of each year, outside of PGDip curriculum, additional registration 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.

 
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WHAT ARE THE FEES?

Course 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.

 
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LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT & DATES

Next Intake: September 2022

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 (Dent Imp):  

Online theory: 19 Sept 2022 - 11 December 2022

Practical Skills Week: February 6-11 2023 (Perth)

Clinical Cases follow (in delegate's region)

PGDip (Dent Imp):

Online theory:  19 Sept 2022 - 11 December 2022, then 9 January 2023 - 26 March 2023

Practical Skills Week: February 6-11 2023 (Perth)

Clinical Cases follow (in delegate's region)

MSc (Dent Imp):

Commencing 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.

 
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MORE QUESTIONS?

Interested but have questions about our Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology course?

 
 

CONTACT US / REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

116 Churchill Ave Subiaco WA 6008 Australia

(08) 6380 5899

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