Project Description

Higher Diploma in Implant Dentistry

Program Details:

The duration of the program is 1 year. Upon completion, the candidate will be a Specialist in Implant Dentistry and he/she will receive a Higher Diploma in Implant Dentistry Certificate recognized by Saudi Commission for Health Specialties with SCFHS certificate (no. 110001107).

Core Courses

The Core Courses are listed below and they reflect the current philosophy of training in Implant Dentistry for qualified dentists.

Lectures and Seminars:

  • Applied Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Integrated Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Radiology
  • History and Types of Implants
  • Perio-Prosthodontic Seminars
  • Surgical and Prosthetic Seminars
  • Treatment Planning Seminars
  • Pharmacology in Implant Dentistry
  • Photography in Dentistry
  • Literature Reviews

Laboratory and Clinical Sessions:

  • Implant Surgery
  • Implant Prosthodontics
  • Implant Laboratory Sessions
  • Implant Clinics

Learning Outcomes

A dentist who successfully completes this Diploma Course would have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to:

  • Determine the most suitable or preferred implant treatment for the patient and therefore plan all the stages of treatment and bring them to a successful completion.
  • Discuss and communicate effectively with the patient pointing out the benefits of the preferred proposed implant treatment.
  • Carry out any implant procedures at may be required to augment any deficient sites within the competency of the general dentist.
  • Carry out the surgical and restorative phases of the implant rehabilitation, thereby, giving the patient the esthetic and functional restorations of excellent quality.
  • Follow up and maintain the treatment that has been completed for the patient.

Vision of the Program:

  • To be recognized as a qualitatively preeminent program for advanced Implant Dentistry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in particular and the Gulf/Arab region in general.

Mission of the Program:

  • Preparing dentists to become more competent in the art and science of advanced implant dentistry.
  • Improving the oral health and well being of dental patients and the society thru didactic, practical clinic sessions and research.
  • Assuring at any time that these activities are consistent with the Mission of Riyadh Elm University, Formerly Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy.

Admission Criteria

Applicants for this Diploma Course must meet the following requirements:

  • Be graduate of a Dental School recognized by the Saudi Health Council.
  • Be a qualified Dental Surgeon, registred and licensed to practice in Saudi Arbia.
  • Be covered by an indemnity insurance protection plan at the time of the program.
  • Have immunization against Hepatitis B.
  • Pass the admission test by Riyadh Elm University (REU)
  • Complete and signed the consent form to agree and accept all the rules and regulations of Riyadh Elm University.
  • Registration Fee:  500 SR (+15% VAT for Non Saudis)
  • Tuition Fee:  80,000 SR (+15% VAT for Non Saudis)
  • Registration Fee is Non-Refundable

Withdrawal of the Course:

  • 2 months before the start of the semester – 50% refund of tuition fee
  • At the start of the semester and onwards – full amount of tuition fee will not be refunded.