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Diploma in Implant Dentistry (DipImp)

Exam overview

The Diploma in Implant Dentistry (DipImp), awarded by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) UK, equips general dental practitioners with a broad range of theoretical and hands-on experience in dental implantology.

Award of the DipImp qualification not only enables you to provide implant dental care but demonstrates your commitment to your patients and career.  


Eligibility requirements from the Diploma in Implant Dentistry course for the examination are:

  • 100% attendance
  • 100% pass rate for written assignments/Asepsis video
  • 100% pass rate for practical exercises

Exam format

Candidates are assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the two-year, part-time programme. They must undergo a summative assessment at the end of the training period, which includes the presentation of four clinical case reports (six for the Advanced Diploma) in addition to an assessment of three unseen cases.

Candidates will become eligible to sit the final exam upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed period of study and all other required conditions, including written assignments, practical exercises, practice visits and submitted case reports.

The final assessment is based on clinical case reports submitted by candidates and the unseen case assessment.

Presented cases

For the diploma, candidates need to submit four clinical case reports, one of each case type 1, 2 and 3 and an additional case of their choosing, while for the advanced certificate they need to submit an additional two type 4 case reports.

There will be a focus on three cases one of each case type in the form of a 30-minute oral examination on the presented cases, ten minutes on each case type. Each candidate will be assessed by two examiners.

Unseen cases

This assessment will be based upon three unseen cases, one of each case type 1,2 and 3. Candidates will have 10 minutes preparation time and 10 minutes of questioning for each unseen case. Each unseen case will be examined by an examiner or examiner pair asking each candidate the same questions and marking to agreed guidelines.

The total time for assessment of clinical case reports and unseen cases will be 90 minutes.


Full syllabus details are available on the FGDP website. An overview is provided below. 

Scientific and didactic content
  • Physiology
  • Bio-materials
  • Medical evaluation (including bio-chemical analysis, microbial analysis, blood analysis, urine analysis, anti-microbial prescription and pharmacology)
Documentation and record keeping
  • Medico-legal aspects
  • Informed consent
  • Treatment plans
  • Clinical records
  • Communication with other specialists
Patient assessment and treatment planning
  • Conventional radiographic imaging
  • Interactive CT scans
  • MRI scans
  • Bone densitometry
  • Soft tissue management
  • Hard tissue management
  • Bone expansion
  • Ridge expansion
Asepsis theory and practice
  • Training of surgical assistants and dental care professionals
  • Timescales:
  • Delayed placement, hard tissue management
  • Soft tissue management
  • Immediate placement, delayed loading
  • Immediate loading
  • Guided bone regeneration,
  • Autogeneous bone grafts, sinus augmentation and use of bone substitutes
  • Interdisciplinary treatment:
  • Interfacing with ENT surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, anaesthesia, and other disciplines
Restorative phases
  • Provisional restorations
  • Transitional restorations
  • Definitive restoration
Impression techniques
  • Open tray
  • Closed tray
  • Conventional
  • Impressions at first stage surgery
Fixed restorations
  • Single teeth
  • Short span bridges
  • Full arch restorations
  • Cement retained
  • Screw retained
  • Lateral fixation screw retained
Removable prosthesis
  • Ball attachments
  • Balls and clips
  • Precision attachments
  • Telescopic crowns (konus)

Exam dates and how to apply

The Diploma in Implant examination will be delivered via online remote examination - you can read our remote delivery guidance for more information.

Diploma in Implant Dentistry July 2024

Application and Case Submission Deadline: 6 June 2024 | Exam Date: 18-19 July 2024 | Exam Fee: Contact the exams department for fee information

Candidates should submit their completed application form and case submissions by email to Posted application forms will not be accepted.

All applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date. Please read the exam regulations before applying.

Please contact us at for details of how to submit cases and further information.