Diploma in Implant Dentistry (DipImp)
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
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- Provisional restorations
- Transitional restorations
- Definitive restoration
- Open tray
- Closed tray
- Impressions at first stage surgery
- Single teeth
- Short span bridges
- Full arch restorations
- Cement retained
- Screw retained
- Lateral fixation screw retained
- Ball attachments
- Balls and clips
- Precision attachments
- Telescopic crowns (konus)
Exam dates and how to apply
All applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date. Please read our exams guidance before applying.
|Title||Deadline date for submitting cases||Exam date||Course & exam fee|
|DipImp||21 October 2021||2-3 December 2021||Set by FDS|
Please note: the examination on 2-3 December 2021 will be conducted online. Candidates are asked to submit their application form via email.
Please contact us at email@example.com for details of how to submit cases and further information.
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