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Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology

Medical Science and Dentistry

Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology

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Become proficient in the use of dental implants. CSU's Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology equips you to make implant dentistry an integral part of your professional practice. Designed in consultation with the ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development, this course enables you to develop specialised skills and expand your scope of practice.

Offered for full-time or part-time study, it is ideal for dentists who wish to upgrade their qualifications while continuing to work.

NOTE: This course is offered on a biennial basis. The next intake will be in 2020, and applications will open in mid-2019.

  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology teaches you how to place and restore dental implants from single teeth to full arch cases. It will ensure you are confident in incorporating dental implant supported prostheses into general dental practice. 

    Comprehensive program

    The course covers dental implantology's history and development; the anatomical structures involved, including hard and soft tissues; the various radiographic techniques used in treatment planning; the limitations of dental implantology and the implications of various medical conditions.

    Practical skills

    Integral to the course is its practical component. Focusing on the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry, the Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology includes didactic and clinical sessions with students completing several cases on their own patients under the guidance of mentors.

    Leading academics

    The School of Dentistry and Health Sciences is committed to providing high-quality teaching and service to students and to rural and regional communities. You'll benefit from small class sizes and learn from dedicated and experienced academics and guest lecturers.

  • Career opportunities

    CSU's Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology will enhance and expand your dental career prospects. You will be prepared to provide quality dental services in an area of high demand across Australia and internationally.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    This Graduate Diploma course of 64 points duration consists of 4 X 16 point core and key subjects, as follows:

    DOH551 Introduction to Dental Implants and Basic Restorative Implantology (16)
    DOH552 Advanced Restorative Implantology (16)
    DOH553 Basic Surgical Implantology (16)
    DOH554 Advanced Surgical Implantology (16)

    Practical sessions:

    exercises in soft tissue grafting on models exercises in bone grafting on models and animal specimens

    Students will continue to treat their patient cases over a 12 week period of the session per subject.

    Enrolment pattern

    By Part-time study

    Session 1 (S1)

    DOH551 Introduction to Dental Implants and Basic Restorative Implantology (16)

    Session 2 (S2)

    DOH553 Basic Surgical Implantology (16)

    Session 3 (S3)

    DOH552 Advanced Restorative Implantology (16)

    Session 4 (S1)

    DOH554 Advanced Surgical Implantology (16)

  • Admission information

    Entry to the Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology will be composed of an expression of interest and written application.

    The following selection criteria will be adopted when assessing applicants via the written application and interview including previous case discussion.

    1. Registered as a Dental Surgeon in an Australian State or Territory
    2. Have at least two (2) years post graduation clinical experience
    3. Demonstrate an interest in the use of dental implants

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession 1Session 2Session 3Admission Code

    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    In order to graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology qualification, students must successfully complete 64 points, including all embedded clinical competencies.

  • How to apply

    This course is offered on a biennial basis. The next intake will be in 2020, and applications will open in mid-2019.

    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    This course is not available to international students.

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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