As interest in and demand for dental implant treatment continues to grow, more clinicians are moving into the field. However, the quality of training and support sourced during your journey into implantology could make a huge difference to the success you experience.
The PG Cert in Implant Dentistry from Ucer Education is ideal for those starting out or looking to advance their knowledge and skills. Delivering both theoretical and practical elements, the course ensures delegates develop the competency and confidence to place and restore implants safely and effectively.
The teaching faculty consists of some of the most skilled and highly respected clinicians in the field. These include Professor Cemal Ucer BDS, MSc, PhD. FDTFEd., a widely renowned Specialist Oral Surgeon with over two decades of training experience. His credentials speak for themselves: Professor and Clinical Lead of the MSc programme in Dental Implantology and a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; a member of the Faculty of Examiners of the RCSEd Diploma in Implant Dentistry; Lead for the working group developing the new Standards in Implant Dentistry for the FGDP(UK); a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology; and a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology.
The PG Cert in Implant Dentistry is designed specifically to meet the requirements of the GDC and FGDPUK Training Standards in Implant Dentistry (TSID, 2016), giving delegates complete peace of mind regarding the quality of the course. This was something of particular note for Dr Tom Saxon from Wigan when he was researching the training options available on the market. He commented:
“I considered several courses, looking for one that would satisfy the FGDP ‘Training Standards in Implant Dentistry’. I was drawn to Professor Ucer’s Certificate course because it ticked all the boxes and because of Professor Ucer’s reputation as a clinician and as a teacher. He is, in fact, a co-author of the FGDP’s document. Even as an experienced practitioner, I learned a great deal. The PG Cert in Dental Implants with Ucer Education offers great value for money, with monthly payments to make funding it easy. It is definitely all worthwhile when you can put PG Cert Imp Dent after your name.”
A formal qualification
The PG Cert in Implant Dentistry also offers a formal Level 7 qualification, accredited by EduQual. This is just one of many benefits provided by the course, as Dr Karl Walker-Finch from Lindley Dental Centre in Huddersfield explains:
“In this day and age, the formal certificate gives you confidence in the quality of training you’ve received and allows you to demonstrate that you’ve taken adequate steps to develop your skills. This course really laid the foundations I needed with a strong evidence-based and ethical grounding to my implant dentistry. Since then, I have completed an MSc in Dental Implantology at Salford University – also under the leadership of Professor Ucer – as well as advanced bone grafting and sinus augmentation courses.”
As Dr Walker-Finch eluded to, the course is designed to prepare delegates for further education in the field, including the prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This makes training ideal for any dentists looking to take their implantology skills to the next level.
A comprehensive course
Held in 12 day-sessions spread throughout the year, the 5-module programme is delivered through Professor Ucer’s Centre for Orofacial and Dental Implant Reconstructive Surgery based at ICE Hospital and Postgraduate Dental Institute in Salford Quays. The state-of-the-art facilities boast seven surgeries, a digital dental laboratory, a fully equipped operating theatre and a day care surgery suite served by two consultant anaesthetists and ODPs. There is also a diagnostic centre featuring a Morita CBCT machine and various technologies supporting the complete digital workflow such as Trios and Cerec intraoral scanners, 3D printers and 3Shape treatment planning software. Further ensuring delegates have access to the very best equipment, navigation surgery and several clinically proven implant systems are used during the training, including Neoss, MegaGen and TRI (Swiss) solutions and Geistlich Biomaterials.
Training that stands out from the crowd
Speaking about why he feels Ucer Education’s PG Cert in Implant Dentistry stands out from other courses in the UK, Domingos Mamede – dental implant surgeon and cosmetic dentist at the Advanced Oral Health Centre in St Ives who has completed an MSc under Professor Ucer’s guidance – said:
“Unfortunately, I think a lot of courses in the UK lack adequate hands-on opportunities, which can leave dentists without the skills or confidence to actually go on and place any implants. I believe the Ucer Education course overcomes this challenge very well by offering a good balance of theory and practical learning. The training is also not biased to one implant system or another, covering a range of systems and digital technologies. This gives you the flexibility to choose the system that is genuinely best for you when you start providing implants in practice. I really only have very good things to say about Professor Ucer and Ucer Education. I think there is little structure for professional development in implantology in the UK, but Ucer Education provides the skills, support and confidence for individuals to grow in a responsible and very good way.”
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