The University of Salford in Manchester, England, is working with the ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute and Hospital to introduce its MSc degree in dental implantology. Students in the course will have access to surgical equipment, patients, and mentorship at ICE’s purpose-built site in Salford Quays near the university’s MediaCityUK campus.
The program is aimed at dentists who want to gain new skills in providing dental implants while taking away the stress of delegates finding their own patients, allowing them to concentrate on their own education and training.
Participants will learn about evidence-based treatment planning, patient communication, legal and ethical considerations, and related human factor concepts to improve quality of care, treatment outcomes, and patient satisfaction, the university reports. They also will learn about digital workflow technology such as CBCT scanning, 3-D printing, milling, and minimally invasive computer guided surgery.
The MSc is a three-year program integrating a research project in its final year. Students will be fully supported in their research project by clinical and academic experts. They also will be encouraged to participate in postgraduate research in human factors in dentistry as well as in implantology.
The structured course also provides clinical support and academic teaching in accordance with the FGDP training standards in implant dentistry as well as a high-quality learning experience for lifelong learning, according to the university.
“We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with ICE within the School of Health and Society. They are a forward-thinking institution who offer innovative, high-quality teaching and learning. We look forward to working with them to enhance education and research within impact factors,” said Claire Mercer, PhD, MSc, director of radiography at the University of Salford.
“We are delighted to have formed a partnership with the University of Salford and the School of Health and Society, a synergy that will develop exciting new courses for the whole dental team,” said David Speechley, BDS, MSc, clinical director at ICE. “We are particularly excited about the research program to investigate the role of human factors in adverse events in dentistry.”