Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology
What to expect
How to apply
There is considerable patient demand for dental implant treatment. This course offers an opportunity for you to gain an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification while expanding your scope of practice.
Upon graduation you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to undertake complex clinical diagnosis and treatment for dental patients requiring implant care. They will be able to apply this information to a range of clinically relevant contexts required for professional practice.
Dental Implantology is a branch of dentistry associated with the fixed and permanent replacement of missing teeth with implant-supported crowns and bridgework. This course provides advanced training and education in a clinical dentistry specialty relevant to practicing clinicians in northern Australia, thereby contributing to the growth of specialist dental training throughout the Tropics.
The purpose of the Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology is to train and educate AHPRA registered dental graduates in the academic, clinical and technical skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully identify, treat and care for patients requiring dental implants. Upon completion, you will be able to apply your education to patient care and also to the education of referring clinicians.
This course aims to:
- Develop your skills to successfully diagnose and plan dental treatment for patients based around dental implants
- Help you understand surgical techniques appropriate for the placement of implant components in the dento-alveolar tissues, immediately post-extraction, delayed placement and in augmented tissues
- Teach you to design, plan and undertake restorative procedures and to take appropriate records for the restoration of placements with a wide range of implant-supported prostheses
- Develop your skills in managing and maintaining clinical cases of a range of complexity for patients restored with dental implants
- Teach you to manage the treatment of patients with complications arising from the use of dental implants – both iatrogenic and pathogenic.
The course comprises of two full-time subjects which take place over one year. You will have access to a range of implant systems, diagnostic and CAD-CAM technologies from different industry sectors.
The course is available to AHPRA registered dental graduates of greater than two years’ standing. Extensive use of blended and online learning delivery methods are used. Attendance at four, four-day clinical workshops at the JCU Cairns campus is compulsory.
Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.
Applications close on 1 November.
Fees and scholarships
Pathways to JCU
Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology
Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
An undergraduate or graduate degree in dentistry at this or another University, completed atleast three years prior to application.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3b – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Applicants must hold full registration with AHPRA as dental practitioners.
Submission of curriculum vitae
Interview (by invitation)
This course may have specific admission requirements such as immunisation, a Suitability to Work with Children Card, a federal police check and/or other conditions that students must comply with. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.
You will find your course requirements here:
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Attendance and participation in Clinical Workshops (4 across the degree) held in Cairns
Completion of six case-based evaluations
Course learning outcomes
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Diploma Guidelines in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology will be able to:
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DS6501:12 Dental Implantology Part 1 of 2
DS6502:12 Dental Implantology Part 2 of 2
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Course delivery will be predominantly through online delivery due to the workplace requirements of graduate dentists.
Attendance at Cairns-based clinical workshops is a requirement for course completion.
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Must complete Dental Implantology Part 1 of 2 before enrolling in Dental Implantology Part 2 of 2
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
This course includes prescribed clinical workshops. These workshops are a compulsory/mandatory component of the course.
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
A student who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Annual Tuition Fee: $50,512 (Estimate only)
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.