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Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFull-time – 1 year Part-time: 2years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
Fees (International Student)68750/Course
FacultySchool of Dentistry
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyPostgraduate Diploma
Field of StudyMedical Diagnostic & Treatment Technology
Course Description

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.


The PGDID programme includes on-site, off-site and e-learning activities. This programme is designed for full-time and part-time students with the respective flexible options. The programme includes six modules of compulsory on-site activities in IMU School of Dentistry delivered over twelve months. For the clinical activities, students have the choice of treating patients at the IMU’s Oral Health Centre or in their own clinics. Students who opt to treat patients in their own clinics are required to pay an honorarium for travel and accommodation (if applicable) for the clinical supervisor to be at their clinics. The students have up to three years to complete their logbook of ten clinical cases. Once the students finish their clinical cases then they can appear for final assessment as per the dates scheduled in the academic calendar.

The course comprises of six modules for both full-time and part-time students:

Module Module  Name
1 Foundation in Implant Dentistry
2 Restoring Partially Edentulous Patients with Implant-supported Crowns and Short Span Implant-supported Fixed Prosthesis
3 Restoring Partially Edentulous Patients with Implant-supported Removable Prosthesis
4 Restoring Fully Edentulous Patients with Implant-supported Removable Prosthesis
5 Restoring Fully Edentulous Patients with Implant- supported Fixed Prosthesis
6 Managing Reduced Bone Volume


Both the full-time and part-time students have formative and summative assessments. These include online single best answer questions (SBA), written assignments, short answer questions (SAQ), objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and submit a Logbook of 10 implant cases out of which 2 cases needs to be completely restored and submit as portfolio.

Entry Requirements
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 (iBT) : Overall score of 42; or
  3. Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 154; or
  4. Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 154; or
  5. Cambridge Linguaskill : Overall score of 160; or
  6. Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 47;

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

  • International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  • International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.
Intake Months
  • September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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