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Flexible Programme for Dental Practitioners in Implant Dentistry

27 Mar 2019

The Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry (PGDID) programme delivered at IMU is Malaysia’s first and only MQA accredited postgraduate programme. Since its inception in 2016, it has successfully trained two cohorts to be able to carry out safe, effective and independent implant practice. The programme has a unique learning model which offers flexibility through its outcome-based modular structure delivered through blended learning. The highlight of this programme is that its curriculum is benchmarked against The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Diploma in Implant Dentistry Examination and student gets vast exposure to develop their clinical skills. IMU has ensured that the programme is delivered by highly qualified and experienced full-time and adjunct teaching faculties. The Programme also has developed a special Implant clinic for correct implant referrals and clinical supervision. This programme is specially tailored to suit practitioners with minimal or no implant dentistry experience. Coming to IMU for face-to-face teaching/learning sessions once every two months is something all the students look forward as they meet the teaching faculty for direct teaching and practical sessions.

Associate Dean for Postgraduate Programmes at the School of Dentistry, Prof Seow Liang Lin commented that very close clinical supervision was provided by the teaching staff to ensure the students obtain the required competencies to perform implant placement and restoration, ie one on one patient supervision is provided for patient treatment to ensure student learning is optimal. Besides the academic staff at IMU, the teaching and learning activities are also complimented by various invited national and international speakers.

IMU PGDID Faculty members with A/Prof Dr Eshamsul bin Sulaiman who visited IMU as an External Examiner for PGDID Final examination

Testimonials from Cohort 2 Students 

Dr Kong Siew Mii
“This course is a  great programme in getting you started in Implant Dentistry as it covers all the basics and foundation. IMU provides one of the best facilities. There are ample of resources with helpful mentors to guide you throughout the programme.”
Dr Nursuriati Binti Muhamad Zahari
“Studying Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry at IMU has been a highlight in my implantology journey. I’ve always loved the university environment, classes, lectures and seminars. While in IMU, I am able to do and learn more with the best team of multidisciplinary specialists. It has been a truly invaluable learning experience for me.  And it has really improved my knowledge in implant dentistry. To those who are either at a beginner or advanced level, this course is just right to develop skills and gain more update about implant dentistry. IMU has provided  huge support in terms of online journal subscription as well as latest academic books and learning materials.”

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