Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry

Implant dentistry is increasingly sought after by patients in Malaysia and general dental practitioners stand to gain by up-skilling themselves to offer this service.

IMU’s Implant Dentistry programme is the first and only Accredited programme recognized by the Malaysian Qualifying Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), and benchmarked against The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Designed for the working dentist, students have the flexibility to learn at their own pace and build their confidence in developing their clinical skills at IMU’s Oral Health Centre or at the student’s own clinic.

At IMU, you will be able to learn from the world-class faculty who bring with them rich experiences in the field and be guided by evidence-based methods.



Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry



*2020 intake has been postponed to 2021.

Total Duration

Full-time – 1 year (6 modules)

Tuition Fees

All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 15% bursary.


Applicants are required to:

  1. Registered as a dental surgeon with the Malaysian Dental Council (MDC) or equivalent in the student’s home country.
  2. Having at least two years post-graduation clinical experience.
  3. Participants who possess a current Annual Practice Certificate(APC) to practise dentistry in Malaysia.
  4. Participants who are eligible to practise dentistry in Malaysia with a Temporary Practice Certificate(TPC).
  5. All candidates need to be issued an APC or TPC(whichever is applicable) that is specific to the IMU Oral Health Centre(OHC) to be eligible to attend the clinical sessions in the centre during the period of the study.
  6. Participants should be able to demonstrate an interest in the use of dental implants with appropriate baseline knowledge and skills in oral surgery and restorative dentistry
For Malaysian Students
Not applicable
For International Students

  1. IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  2. TOEFL (PBT) : Overall score of 410-413; or
  3. TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 34; or
  4. Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 160; or
  5. Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 180; or
  6. Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 36;

The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:

  1. International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  2. International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.


Please refer to our Student Admissions Policy for more information.


Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fee 150 500
Registration Fee 1,100 3,400
Refundable Caution Deposit 2,000 3,000
Student Association Fee per Semester 40 40
Tuition Fee 59,900 68,750
  • All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 15% bursary.
  • Application fee is payable upon submission of application.
  • Registration fee and refundable caution deposit are payable upon acceptance of the offer letter issued by the IMU Admissions Offi ce.
  • Students must adhere to the “Policy on Payment of Fees”.


Faculty Members

Professor Toh Chooi Gait

Restorative and Implantology

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BDS Hons (Singapore), MSc (Lond), FDSRCPS (Glasgow),DRDRCS (Edinburgh), FDSRCS (Edinburgh), Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh – Examiner for Diploma in Implant Dentistry

Professor Seow Liang Lin

Prosthodontist- Crown, Bridge and Implant Restorations

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BDS(Mal), MSc(Lond), FFDRCS(Eng), PhD(Mal), FICD

Dr Naresh Shetty

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon & Implantologist

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BDS, MDS, Diplomate – (ICOI), Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh – Examiner for Diploma in Implant Dentistry

Dr Ranjeet Apit Bapat

Periodontology and Implantology

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Dr Pravinkumar Patil

Prosthodontics and Implantology

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BDS, MDS, Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh – Examiner for Diploma in Implant Dentistry

Dr Pullikotil Shaju Jacob

Periodontology and Implantology

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Dr Rohit Pandurangappa

Prosthodontist & Implantology

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BDS, MDS, RCS Dip Implant Dentistry (Edinburgh)

Dr Sham Kishor Kanneppady

Oral Medicine & Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist

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Adjunct Staff

Dr Andrew Tawse Smith

Periodontology and Implantology

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Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
DDS Cert Periodontology, (University of Otago, New Zealand)

Dr Elvin Leong Woei Jian

Prosthodontics and Implantology

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Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
BDS (Singapore), MDS Prosthodontics (Singapore), MRDRCS (Prosthodontics – Edinburgh – UK), FRACS (Australia), FAMS (Prosthodontics)

Dr Jeanette Chua Keng Ling

Periodontology and Implantology

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Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
BDSc degree was from University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Master degree in Advanced Periodontology at Loma Linda University – School of Dentistry (LLUSD), California – USA, Diplomate of American Board of Periodontology

Dr Wong Keng Mun

Prosthodontics and Implantology

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Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
BDS (Singapore), MSD (Washington, USA), Cert. Prosthodontics (Washington, USA)

Dr Daylene Jack-Min Leong

Periodontology and Implantology

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Adjunct Senior Lecturer

  • BDS(Singapore)
  • Certificate in Periodontology (Michigan, USA)
  • MSc Periodontology (Michigan, USA)
  • Diplomate, The American Board of Periodontology
  • Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists


I read in the PGDID programme prospectus that this is a one-year full-time course. I have my own private practice. Will I be able to complete the course in one year?

Yes, as this programme has been designed with the working dental practitioner in mind. Dental practitioners who have registered for the course are guided and mentored to fulfill the requirements of the course in one year. However, those who may not be able to commit the time to fulfill the requirements will be provided an allowance to complete the requirements up to a period of three years.

You will receive guidance from successful specialist practitioners on how to prepare your clinic to provide implant treatment for your patients for successful fulfillment of course requirements. Alternatively, dental practitioners may select to partially or fully complete the clinical requirements at the IMU Oral Health Centre.

As this course is a national-approved programme, will I be considered a dental implant specialist?

Implant dentistry, like anywhere else in the world, is not considered a specialist discipline. However, the degree qualification can be added to your credentials to certify that you are trained through an approved university course to provide implant treatment.

What is the programme structure like?

There is a total of 6 modules in the course. There will be a compulsory 5-day block for each of the modules. These will be held in IMU whereby there will be face-to-face activities such as lectures, seminars, practical sessions (hands-on), case-based discussion etc. There will not be any patient treatment during these sessions. After the 5-day block, the remaining teaching/learning activities eg. seminars and case-based learning are conducted online and through web conferencing. Students will have the option of treating the clinical cases in IMU Oral Health Centre under direct supervision or in their own dental practice with initial direct supervision and later by distant supervision using a  video recording system. The length/duration of each module is approximately 6-8 weeks. The entire programme stretches over 43 weeks covering teaching/learning activities and examinations.

When does the course begin? Do you have tentative module dates for the compulsory attendance?

The programme begins with a programme orientation from the 19 October – 23 October. This will be followed by the commencement of the 5-day teaching/learning blocks as follows for the six modules:-

Module 1.        29 Oct 2018 – 2 Nov 2018

Module 2.        3 Dec – 7 Dec 2018

Module 3.        21 – 25 Jan 2019

Module 4.        15 – 19 Apr 2019

Module 5.        20 – 24 May 2019

Module 6.        22 – 26 July 2019

Who are the teachers involved in this programme?


  • Prof Toh Chooi Gait
  • Prof Seow Liang Lin
  • Dr Pravinkumar Patil
  • Dr Rohit Pandurangappa
  • Dr Aeman Elkezza
  • Dr Rohit Menon
  • A/Prof Dr Wong Keng Mun
  • A/Prof Dr Elvin Leong Woei Jian



  • Dr Ranjeet Ajit Bapat
  • Dr Tanay Chaubal
  • A/Prof Dr Jeanette Chua Keng Ling
  • Dr. Daylene Leong Jack-Min
  • Dr Andrew Tawse-Smith


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Dr Naresh Shetty


Oral Radiodiologist

  • Dr Sham Kishor Kanneppady


For more details of teaching staff :  Click Here

Will I be eligible to get the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since this programme is benchmarked to this qualification?

In order to be eligible to take the RCS Edinburgh examination for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry, after completion of the IMU PGDID course, candidates will meet the requirements of the RCS Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry examination with at least a one-year recall of their cases treated during the course. The IMU PGDID course have outcomes matched to the standards of the RCS Edinburgh with similar examination format. IMU plans to have the RCS Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry examination conducted in IMU to facilitate dental practitioners who are interested to have the extra RCS Edinburgh qualification. Candidates will need to pay the examination fees charged by the College.

What implant system will be used?

Students will be required to understand the rationale for the choice of implant systems. The PGDID programme is not system-based. We shall be teaching/exposing the students to implant systems with good research evidence of success that include Nobel Biocare and Zimmer.

Does IMU provide patients for clinical training?

Patients can be arranged upon request to be treated at the IMU Oral Health Centre.

If I am currently practising in another country, will I be able to treat patients at IMU?

Yes, as long as you fulfill our entry requirements, you will be able to treat patients in IMU as a postgraduate student under supervision.

If I need to treat my patients who require dental implants at IMU would that be possible? What will be the arrangement and costs for the patient?

Yes, it would be possible to bring your patient to be treated by you at IMU under staff supervision. There is no extra fee chargeable to you for treating patients at IMU. It is part of your course fees. However, the patient would need to pay for treatment according to reduced patient treatment fees of IMU Oral Health Centre for patients treated by postgraduate students.

What will be the arrangement and costs for patients treated in my own clinic?

You will initially need direct supervision for patients treated in your own clinic for dental implants and for more challenging cases. For this, IMU will arrange for suitable supervisors to be present in your clinic. There will be extra fees that you will need to pay to support the attendance of the supervisors in your clinic. The quantum will depend on the time spent, travel and accommodation needs (where necessary) for supervisors to be on site.

What is the application process? What is the deadline for the registration?

Acceptance of candidates into the programme is on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon submission of your online application (link provided above), applicants will be short-listed for an interview. Successful applicants will be notified within three working days.

How much are the fees and how can they be paid?

The course fee is RM55,000. A special payment option can be arranged where students can pay in four installments with RM20,000 upon registration and the remaining RM30,000 is paid in three bimonthly installments.

Where can I apply to join the course?

The online application is available via this link.


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Interested in applying for this programme?

Applicants are required to submit their application together with the following documents:

  • An original copy/certified true copy of the basic dental qualification
  • An original copy/certified true copy of the dental registration
  • Annual practising certificate (APC)
  • A brief resume which will include their experience in implant dentistry, in minor oral surgery and in clinical prosthodontics (if any)

These supporting documents needs to be attached electronically to your application. Please note that all of our programmes require payment of a non-refundable application fee after the application has been submitted. Application will only be processed once the payment for application fee has been made.

We wish you all the best with your application, and hope we will be welcoming you into this programme soon!

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Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Accredited

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Accredited

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 28 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2017 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.
International Benchmark

International Benchmark

Benchmarked with the curriculum for the Diploma of Implant Dentistry (Dip Imp Dent) Examination conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd). Students may wish to sit for the Dip Imp Dent Examination offered by RCSEd.
Flexible Learning Options

Flexible Learning Options

Flexible modular design that provides options for dentists to continue working in their clinics whilst enrolled on the course. Flexibility to treat patients in IMU’s Implant Clinic as well as in students’ own clinics.
Course Content & Delivery

Course Content & Delivery

Course content is prepared by experts in the respective field including surgery, prosthodontics and diagnostic sciences. The content is delivered with a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, CBL, practical and clinical hands-on.
Highly Qualified & Experienced Staff

Highly Qualified & Experienced Staff

The course is delivered and supervised by highly qualified and experienced local and international specialists. The eminent full-time and adjunct faculty members are from different clinical disciplines including Oral surgery, Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Radiology.

Prof Toh Chooi Gait

“The primary objective of the IMU Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry is to provide dental practitioners the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to plan, treat, and rehabilitate a range of simple to advance partially and fully edentulous patients using dental implants. The programme is designed to support the training and learning of working dental practitioners by using a flexible modular mode of delivery using a wide array of teaching methods supplemented with guidance from personal tutors. The training standards have been developed to ensure patient safety. The training will emphasise the need to provide a good standard of care based on current evidence in the field of Implant Dentistry. An evidence based patient centered approach will be used in advising patients concerning the choice of prostheses, techniques and materials available in implant dentistry.”

Dean, School of Dentistry
BDS (Lond), MSc (Lond), DDPH RCS (Eng), PhD (Lond), FDS(DPH) RCS (Edinburgh), FHEA




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