Oral Implants


The Diploma

The diploma is available to general dental practitioners to progressively advance their knowledge and skills in surgical and prosthodontic aspects of implant dentistry.  The program will support candidates to achieve competency in management, examination, diagnosis of more “advanced” cases of single tooth restoration in the anterior maxilla and posterior mandible, grafting as part of site preparation, more advanced imaging, and advanced implant prosthodontics.

Courses are associated with formal assessment procedures. A minimal pass standard is required for each component of the program.

Assessment includes:

  • Mentor feedback on treated cases
  • Case presentations during the block program
  • Case reports of treated patients with sign off of Clinical Progress forms for each case
  • Written examinations

Candidates are encouraged to read widely from the current scientific literature. The assignments follow a similar style of writing and required critical appraisal of the literature.

Oral Implant Education

  • Post graduate diploma Level – General practice
  • To develop an understanding of the anatomy, underlying physiology and biomechanics with dental implant treatment.
  • To develop an understanding of the role of dental implants in restorative care.
  • To develop an ability to assess treatment plan and provide clinical care for complex cases involving dental implants where the patient is not medically compromised and the implant sites are not physically compromised.
  • To develop an ability to recognize complex implant cases where a specialist team approach is required and be able to make appropriate referrals.


  • Introduction and Rationale for Dental Implants
  • Patient Assessment
  • Diagnostic Records
  • Medicolegal considerations and risk management
  • Effects of tooth loss
  • Anatomic & Biological principles
  • Timing of implant placement
  • Extraction techniques and ridge preservation
  • Implant occlusion and biomechanics
  • Loading protocols
  • Surgical instrumentation
  • Flap design and management
  • Suture technique and material selection
  • Surgical protocols for Implant placement
  • Soft Tissue augmentation procedures
  • Hard Tissue augmentation procedures
  • Impression Techniques
  • Implants in the Aesthetic Zone
  • Provisional restorations
  • Prosthetic considerations for Cement versus Screw-retained restorations
  • Abutment Selection
  • Delivering the definitive prosthesis
  • Prosthodontic rehabilitation for the fully edentulous patient
  • Hygiene instructions and recall interval
  • Biological complications
  • Prosthetic complications
  • Laboratory implant procedures


Areas of Study

The program focuses on the clinical practice of oral implant restoration.

Who is the program aimed at?

The program focuses on the clinical practice of oral implant restoration.

Professional Recognition

The program is accredited by Eduqual for a Level 7 Diploma.

Admission Requirements

Admission normally requires a Bachelor of Dentistry or equivalent which is registrable for practice. In addition, applicants must demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of oral implants and have experience in dento-alveolar surgery. 

Program structure

The program normally involves 1.5 years of part-time study.  To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma in Dental Implants, candidates must complete coursework and gain clinical experience with a minimum of 4 implant cases.  The coursework component is delivered online and practical clinical experience is gained at Australasian College of Dental Practitioners, Australia or another accredited training centre at a Clinical Residency 5 days with the supervision of mentors.

Residency Dates

Next Intakes: 

Cohort 3: 01/03/2023 – 05/03/2023 & 06/09/2023 – 10/09/2023 – FULL

Cohort 4: 29/03/2023 – 02/04/2023 & 30/08/2023 – 03/09/2023 – FULL

Cohort 5: 03/04/2024 – 07/04/2024 & 29/01/2025 – 02/02/2025 – FULL

Cohort 6: 15/05/2024 – 19/05/2024 & 03/02/2025 – 07/02/2025  – APPLICATIONS OPEN

To apply, please complete the form on the CONTACT page and we will email you an application.


2/63A Archer Street, Chatswood NSW 2067

Tuition Fee $32,000.00 + GST

Fees: If you are accepted into the Diploma we require an enrolment fee of $2,000.00 with the final payment due two months prior to the commencement of the first residency. Specialist finance available through Credabl.

International students are warmly welcomed at Australasian College of Dental Practitioners! (Please note that visa arrangements from certain countries will be necessary to enter Australia). If required, Surgical Mentors will be organized, collaborating with local dentists and specialists.