Level 7 Certificate in Dental Implantology

Best thing I have ever done for shaping my future implant career. From the beginning, there was an emphasis on evidence based treatment planning and the content of the lectures was great. Having now completed 15 cases I am on my way to playing my 30th implant and getting more and more confident with each case. The foundations from this course are a great start to anyone looking to begin their implant training pathway. ~ Paul Devine



13 modules

Enhanced CPD

minimum 78


London: FULL

Manchester: March 2024

Course fees

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£8,340 plus £500 registration fee (inc VAT)

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Level 7 Certificate in Dental Implantology

A live patient course which focuses on patient selection, identifying suitable implant patients and how to create an optimum treatment plan using checklists and digital treatment planning tools.

The course is ideal for beginners or dentists with little experience placing implants or oral surgery. As a live patient course there is significant focus on patient selection, identifying suitable implant patients and how to create an optimum treatment plan using checklists and digital treatment planning tools. Delegates will grasp an in-depth knowledge of all the adjunct therapies and diagnostic tools to ensure that planning stages are comprehensive and thorough ensuring the patient journey is smooth and predictable.

Our head tutors and clinical mentors on the programme are highly experienced dental implantologists who together have over 50 years of experience practising Dental Implantology. They are here to provide mentorship and continued support throughout your Implant journey at Tipton Training.

The Level 7 Certification in Dental Implantology consists of 4 units over 13 days in form of seminars, practical and live surgical sessions on your patients, spread over 12 months. It covers the key aspects of dental implantology to provide evidence based, safe and predictable treatment of participants own cases.

Practical aspects involve how to scrub and prepare the surgery for implant placement, pre-postoperative medication, anaesthetic techniques, basic surgical techniques including flap designs and suturing. Live surgery demonstrations and surgical techniques will also be practised and mastered on models under supervision of expert tutors. In addition, various components and treatment modalities will be covered in detail.

We pride ourselves on our mentorship schemes, which go above and beyond the course days. You can continue to attend additional days with patients or we offer in-house mentorship for delegates in practice.

Upon completion of the course and the assessments, you will receive a Level 7 Certificate in Dental Implantology accredited by EduQual & The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Tipton Training’s Implant Level 7 Certificate and Diploma is not only the only Implant course that has RCSEng accreditation, but it also surpasses both GDC guidelines and new College of General Dentistry guidelines on Implant mentoring.

You will be awarded 78 hours of Enhanced CPD as a result of realising each Learning Outcome below.

Unit 1: Principles and Science for Successful Implant Dentistry

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an Understanding of Essential Science knowledge as it applies to Implant Dentistry.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Evaluate and apply appropriate techniques relating to Implant dentistry.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate an understanding of key principles of marketing in relation to successful implant dentistry.

Unit 2: Treatment Planning and Patient Selection

  • Learning Outcome 1: Explain and evaluate the requirements of successful treatment planning.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Critically evaluate the techniques available to support the success of implant dentistry.
  • Learning Outcome 3: Explain and analyse the application of Implant techniques as learnt from simulation and own patients.

Unit 3: Surgical Considerations and placement of Implants on Live Patients

  • Learning Outcome 1: Explain and evaluate essential considerations needed for successful implant dentistry.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Apply and evaluate basic implant dentistry, surgical procedures.

Unit 4: Restorative Considerations and Restoration of Implants on Live Patients

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of patient Implant Dentistry needs.
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of essential restorative techniques.

The Implant Course has 4 units covered over 13 days in the form of lectures, hands-on and live patient treatment, spread over 12 months. Course Assessments are in the form of Reflective Write-ups, Clinical Portfolio and end of course Multiple-Choice Questions.
A brief overview of topics covered on the 13 days is as follows, please note course day sequence might change based on the course stream you are registered on:

Module 1: Implant Sciences

AM, Lecture

  • Introduction to Implant Dentistry
  • Anatomy in Implant Dentistry
  • Osseointegration of Dental Implants
  • Peri-Implant Soft Tissues
  • Implant Materials, Design & Surfaces
  • Success Criteria
  • Medico-legal

PM, Workshop

  • Case Presentation by Tutors
  • Clinical Photography Hands-On

Module 2: Implant Treatment Planning

AM, Lecture

  • Medical History in Implant Dentistry
  • Patient Assessment (clinical examination)
  • Patient Assessment (radiological examination)
  • Restorative Planning
  • Surgical Planning
  • Digital Planning
  • Implant Maintenance

PM, Workshop

  • CBCT Scanning
  • Simplant Digital Planning
  • Treatment Planning Cases

Module 3: Implant Surgical Techniques

AM, Lecture

  • Asepsis and Sterilisation
  • Anaesthesia and Pre-Operative medication
  • Incisions, Flaps and Sutures
  • Implant Drilling Protocols
  • Post Op Instructions
  • Complications in Implant Dentistry

PM, Workshop

  • Asepsis: Gowning and Gloving
  • Pig Heads: Incisions, Flaps and Sutures
  • Models: Implant Placement

Module 4: Implant Restorative Techniques

AM, Lecture

  • Overview of Occlusion in Implant Dentistry
  • Prosthetic Options in Implant Dentistry - Single Implants
  • Prosthetic Options in Implant Dentistry - Multiple Implants, Bridges Over Implants
  • Implant Supported Overdentures
  • Full Arch Fixed Restorations
  • Occlusal Splints
  • Clinical and Lab Procedures

PM, Workshop

  • Prosthetic Hands-On
  • Intra-Oral Scanner
  • Overview of Lab Procedures

Module 5: Advanced Implant Surgical & Restorative Techniques

AM, Lecture

  • Implants in the Aesthetic Area
  • Soft Tissue Management Around Implants
  • Immediate Loading
  • All-on-4 and Full Arch Options
  • Sinus Lift, Sinus Graft and Short Implants
  • Horizontal and Vertical Bone Augmentation
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Peri-Implant Lesions

PM, Workshop

  • GBR Hands-On
  • Treatment Planning

Module 6: Peri-Implant Diseases & Conditions

AM & PM, Workshop:

  • Demo Surgery
  • Treatment Planning

Module 7-13: Live Implant Surgeries

AM & PM, Workshop

  • Clinical Cases with different levels of complexity on live patients
  • Delegates will present and discuss their planned implant cases before placing or restoring the implants under the supervision of our expert tutors.
  • Feedback lectures.

Dr. Hugo Grancho Pinto

BDS (Lisbon) 2004. Specialist in Periodontology, lecturer at Manchester University

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Hugo is a registered specialist in periodontics with the General Dental Council and he focuses his clinical practice around the diagnosis and treatment, both nonsurgical and surgical, of gum disease, aesthetic periodontal surgery and implant dentistry.

Hugo qualified as a dentist from the University of Lisbon, practiced general dentistry for a couple of years and has been working in private practice in the areas of periodontology and implant dentistry exclusively since 2006.

Hugo competed a 3 years full time Specialist Training Program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry in Lisbon. He has a Diploma in Clinical Periodontology from the Gothenburg University and completed a Post-Graduation in Implant Dentistry at the Oral Rehabilitation Institute, in Lisbon.

Hugo is an academic clinical lecturer in the postgraduate program in periodontics at the University of Manchester. He was a lecturer in the Periodontology Department in the University of Lisbon until 2008. He also lectures nationally and internationally on periodontics and implant dentistry.

He is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology and Portuguese Association of Periodontology and Implants.

Outside dentistry he loves spending time with his wife and kids and enjoys playing tennis and travelling around the world

Dr. Maria Hardman

BDS(Birm) DUI(Lille) MJDF RCS(Eng) MFDS RCS(Edin)

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An experienced dental clinician who owns and runs her own state of the art private dental, specialist referral and training facility in Oxford.

Maria has had a particular interest in dental implants since 1996 when she started to attend a number of international courses, culminating in a Master’s degree in Implantology at Lille University Medical School. She received her diploma in 2004.

In 2006 Maria received a Certificate and Diploma of Honour for Clinical Radiological Anatomy of the head and neck.

Maria founded the Oxford Society of Oral Implantology in 2004 which has now been incorporated into the Advanced Dental Training arm of her practice at Clinic 95.

A Member of the British Dental Association, Association of Dental Implantology, Joint Dental Faculties from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr Nicholas Sherwin

BDS(Liverpool) Dip Imp Dent

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Nicholas qualified in 1997 from Liverpool university before working in Dorchester as an NHS general dentist.

Having gained experience in all aspects of dentistry at the start of his career Nicholas went on to establish Acorn Dental Health a large private practice in Hedge End Southampton with his wife in 2002. Here he offers a variety of treatment including facial aesthetics, cosmetic dentistry and implants.

Nicholas has always had an interest in oral sugary and implants. He initially started his journey restoring implants before then acquiring first a certificate then a diploma in implantology through Tipton Training

Dr Muataz Osman

BDS The University of Benghazi (2008), MSc (Clin) in Periodontology The University of Manchester (2018), PhD (Clin) Oral Implantology The University of Manchester. (2022).

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Muataz A. Osman

Muataz graduated from the University of Benghazi in 2008. He worked as GDP with special interest in periodontics and implant dentistry for 6 years in private practices. During that time he was a clinical and academic tutor in the restorative department at LIMU (2010-2012). Between 2012-2014 he was a TA in the oral biology department at the University of Benghazi, from which he was granted a scholarship to get his PG education.
Dr Osman obtained his clinical Masters in Periodontics from the University of Manchester with distinction (2015-2018) – this grade qualified him for a place in a Clinical PhD studies, which he finished with A2 grade in 2022.
Dr Osman is now an honorary clinical tutor in the PG Periodontology program at the University of Manchester.
Muataz works as DWSI in Periodontics and Implant dentists in different practices in England and Scotland.
Outside dentistry, being a mediterranean he enjoys windsurfing and all kinds of watersports as well as spending quality time with family and friends. 

Dr. Adam Toft

BSc (Hons), BDS (Hons), MFGDP (UK), MMedSci (Rest Dent), Dip Aesth (BARD) FBARD PGCertEd (Sheffield)

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Dr Adam S. Toft qualified in 1995 with Honours from Sheffield University, having already gained a chemistry degree in Bangor, Wales. Since qualifying he has been interested in all aspects of dentistry, especially orthodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Adam has completed a 2 year postgraduate orthodontic course and a 4 year placement at the Royal Hospital, Chesterfield as a clinical assistant in the Orthodontic Department. He enjoys attending postgraduate courses and has been a vocational trainer for newly-qualified dentists over a number of years.

Adam has completed a 1 year Certificate course in Restorative Dentistry in Manchester as well as a yearlong Certificate in Practical and Aesthetic Dentistry with Tipton training in the mid 2000’s.

Furthermore, in order to offer his patients the very best in Aesthetic Dentistry, Adam has also recently completed an MMedSci Course at Sheffield University. He studied part–time over two years and has been learning and carrying out the very latest in adhesive and cosmetic dentistry.

He has taught as a part–time clinical tutor at Sheffield’s Charles Clifford Dental Hospital where he helped to supervise and tutor final year dental students. He is also one of the lecturers for Tipton Training where he lectures on the restorative, practical and aesthetic courses.

He is a founding committee member of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) and also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

Do I have to be registered with the General Dental Council?

As per national regulations to treat dental patients within the UK you are required to have a GDC registration. If you are a dentist from the outside of the UK, you can still come on our courses if you can submit a proof of your dental registration from your country. If you are not registered with the GDC we cannot let you treat patients on the course, however, you will still be allowed to observe. Not being able to treat patients under supervision means that as an international dentist you will not be able to complete key assessments for the Level 7 certificate/diploma and so cannot be awarded a qualification.

Can I treat my own patients on the course?

Yes, The Level 7 Certificate in Implant Dentistry is a patient driven course. We highly recommend you to bring patients. The more patients you bring, the more experience you can gain in placing implants. Time will be allocated during the course to help marketing and selling implants to your patients.

How much hands on is involved?

The course is 13 days delivered over 4 units. 6 days are live patients days, whilst an additional 3 days are hands-on training with Prosthetic Models, Implant Models, Suturing Techniques on Pigs Feet and treatment planning own cases. The remaining 4 days involve a mixture of theory and demonstrations.

If I have problems finding patients can you allocate them for me?

We cannot guarantee a provision of patients. However, we work very hard in specific patient marketing and always aim to assist as much as we can. In 2016, we treated 143 individual implant cases within our course streams. Of these, Tipton Training contributed 10 cases. What we are good at doing is training delegates to identify patients, help them to market treatments and assist treatment planning the case before delivering the treatment. If you don't have patients in mind don't worry. After the first few days you will be more aware and in a far better position to spot an implant patient. Also, it is important to keep in mind that you can bring patients even after the first surgery day.

I have no experience placing implants or very limited experience in oral surgery will that be an issue?

The Level 7 certificate in Dental Implantology is primarily focused on dentists who have little or no hands-on experience in placing implants. The curriculum aims to train delegates in identifying patients who need implants, treatment planning the case and finally placing and restoring implants. This course is also useful for dentists who want to gain the skills in a suitable environment by working under supervision of experienced implant dentists. As you learn in a group, you can assist with treatments when you are not treating patients yourself and improve your patient treatment knowledge.

Will I restore my patients?

You will restore your patients on the practical sessions of the course. We have three full days dedicated to the restoration of implants.

Do we have finance for patients?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide finance for patients at the moment. We are working hard to have the right agreements in place and this will hopefully follow in due course.

How many CPD hours will I receive?

You will receive a minimum of 78 CPD hours depending on what time the days start. For example, on the days the course starts at 8am you will receive 8 hours of verifiable CPD. On the course days starting at 10am you will receive 6 hours of verifiable CPD.

What system do we use?

We currently use the Dentsply Sirona Implant System.

How many patients can I bring/implants can I place?

Unlike some courses who add a per patient mentoring fee, we include mentoring fees within the overall course fee envelope. There is no limit to the amount of patients you bring or how many implants you place. As this is the Level 7 Certificate in Dental Implantology, we do try to retain the more complex cases for the Level 7 Certificate in Advance Dental Implantology. Our Implant Coordinator and Implant Surgeon can provide more detail about suitable implant cases for this course.

Are my patients given an appointment time?

The Implant coordinator will provide you with an appointment date and time for your patient. It will then be down to you to confirm this with your patient.

I want to use my own implant system within the course?

Unfortunately you cannot do this at present within The Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Implantology. As a responsible training organisation focused on the training aspects and providing high quality implant training we decided to keep the implant system and dental laboratory fixed within the course. The implant system is selected by the Program Leads and is based on the research that the implant is based on. This doesn’t mean in any way that there aren’t any other systems with a similar quality product.

Professional Indemnity is too expensive?

Professional indemnity is based on your relationship and your record with your insurer. It is something that we can have no influence over. Any training organisation will want you to take professional indemnity. As we understand, if you have previously placed implants the expense is relatively low. As a responsible training organisation, we cannot recommend you to come on the course without professional indemnity.

I want to learn complex implant cases, including Sinus Lift and Bone Grafts?

The Level 7 Certificate in Implant Dentistry is predominantly for dentists who have little or no hands-on experience in placing implants. The curriculum on the course is focused on training delegates to identify patients who need implants, treatment plan the case then finally place and restore implants. Sinus lifts and bone grafts are complex treatments both in terms of treatment planning and surgical treatment. Delegates on the certificate course need a lot more experience to treat these complex cases. We recommend that you continue by gaining the Level 7 Certificate in Advanced Dental Implantology if you wish to learn and treat complex cases. However, in case you have a patient that requires Sinus lift or bone grafts, please contact our nurse and they will organise your patient to be treated on the course. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in observing your patients during their treatment.

Are there any additional course costs?

You are required to bring scrubs for the surgical and restorative days on the course. Loupes are advisable on the restorative and practical course days to reduce strain and fatigue and improve your performance in surgery.

What is covered in the course fees?

We will be providing you with surgical sterile drape kits per patient on the surgical day, surgical and restorative instruments, anaesthetics and pain relief for patients. We will also be providing the grafting material worth £300 free of charge to your patient if required. Delegates on our courses will receive a 12 month student license to use Nobel Clinician Software to practice treatment planning during the course. A light lunch and refreshments will be available. Whilst we try to accommodate any dietary requirements, we cannot always guarantee.

What’s included in the patient fee? (per single tooth)

For detailed pricing on various patient treatments, please contact our implant coordinator. As an example of the pricing structure:
  • The Patient will be paying Tipton Training £1300 in total for a simple single tooth implant. There might be an additional cost to the patient for a CBCT scan if required.
  • This patient fee will cover the cost for the Implant, a custom CAD CAM Titanium Abutment and the Crown.
  • This also covers the cost for your patient’s study models, wax up, surgical stents and periapical X-rays.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be patient treatment scenarios where a temporary bridge or denture is required. As part of the treatment you might be able to provide these in your own practice and the fees as well as costs for these treatments are something you need to manage individually.

What do I need on the course?

As this is a live patient course, you will need to provide proof of the correct level of professional indemnity. This must be submitted to the Implant Coordinator on the first day. You will be required to bring a laptop for the CBCT training day (Unit 1). For the CBCT training day you should download the the i-CAT Vision software here: https://ct-dent.co.uk/download/

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