Exam Details - Diploma in Implant Dentistry
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Diploma in Implant Dentistry
The Diploma in Implant Dentistry exam assesses the knowledge, planning, clinical judgement, communication, and practical skills that are required for independent dental implant practice in the United Kingdom and internationally. This exam is intended to test the candidate’s ability to apply these skills at a level expected of a safe, well informed general dental practitioner with a particular interest in implant dentistry and includes aspects of minor augmentation.
This exam is not intended to test the candidate’s competency at the execution of these procedures or the detailed knowledge of the more advanced procedures such as treatment planning with computerised scanning software, major bone grafting (block onlay grafting), external sinus grafting or full arch prosthodontic rehabilitation.
The Diploma in Implant Dentistry exam consists of four components:
- Written Component
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) – Communication
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) – Practical & Procedural Knowledge & Skills
- Structured Oral Examination on Clinical Scenarios
Candidates will need to pass each component of the exam to gain an overall pass.
To find out more about this exam, please read our Guide for Candidates.
Candidates that need to resit part of the Diploma in Implant Dentistry can book this here. The resit option is relevant for candidates who are required to retake one or two components (pre-2020 structure) or one-three components (Jan 2020 structure). Candidates who need to retake all components should apply for the full new exam.
Exam Fee: £2000
Resit Fee: This is calculated based on the number of components the candidate is resitting.
- £1300 for any combination of up to two components (structure to end 2019), or up to three components (structure from Jan 2020)
- £500 if applying for the written paper only. The full resit fee will be taken, and a refund will be issued for the over-payment
Candidates must provide certified evidence of:
- Possession of a primary dental qualification that is acceptable to the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
- Work as a qualified dentist for at least three years, including the completion of 36 months’ full-time postgraduate experience in dentistry (general practice, hospital, community, academic, armed forces) acceptable to the College by the date of the examination. Normally, equivalent part-time experience will be acceptable if gained within six years.
Candidates must also submit a signed Candidate Self Declaration Statement (Appendix B) by the closing date confirming that they have:
- Undertaken treatment of 15 cases, two of which should have at least one year follow up, (one edentulous case, five cases demonstrating some evidence of minor augmentation, four cases with single unit replacements and five which could be multiple implants in different quadrants of the mouth or two implants supporting a three-unit bridge)
- Undertaken a minimum of 30 hours of continuing professional development related to Implant Dentistry with reflective comments within the past 18 months
- Completed a quality improvement project related to Implant Dentistry undertaken within the past 18 months
Those who fail to provide this statement will not be considered eligible to enter for the Diploma examination.
Candidates have four attempts in which to pass the Diploma in Implant Dentistry.
Frequently Asked Questions
We strongly recommend that anyone with an interest in this Examination reads the Regulations and Guide to Candidates – both of which are available on our website.