South Africa

Focuses on clinical training which prepares dentists to place implants safely and legally in South Africa. An important feature is continuous supervised clinical training in which implants are placed in actual patients. Students will also be assisted in compiling a portfolio of cases they have treated as this is required for a licence to place implants legally in South Africa.

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Course Outline

Course Structure

Clinical training is delivered every alternate month over two consecutive days, on a Friday and Saturday, at a highly esteemed dental facility in Observatory, Cape Town offering the latest in digital technologies with access to CBCT. Interns start placing implants from the first day with clinical training sessions involving single and multiple implant placements including simple bone grafting procedures. Interns will work on patients under direct supervision and will provide the complete implant treatment plan from placement to fitting of the final restoration.


Fee covers:

  • 5 fully restored implants with associated clinical and materials costs.

  • Over 160 hours of CPD.

  • Over 200 hours of on-demand pre-recorded lectures. Watch as often and whenever you want.

  • Downloadable books, articles, patient consent documentation and educational materials.

  • Regular once weekly online group seminars to discuss your proposed cases and virtually plan placements with your supervisor.

  • Help with writing up your case log book which is signed off on completion as evidence of training for licencing requirements.

  • Additional advanced clinical training sessions for more complex cases.

  • Access to the MSc degree from the UK University of Bolton.

Flexible Timing

Attend sessions that fit your working schedule, dates listed below, with no need to take a week from the clinic as the programme delivers regular training over the entire year thus affording you the maximum opportunity to treat implant patients.

Course Leader

Dr Pieter Van Rooyen 

Actual implant placements on provided cases will be supervised by the clinical director and course leader Dr Pieter Van Rooyen. He is an internationally certified implantologist with more than 25 years experience in implantology. He also has more than 20 years' experience in digital planning and placement of implants, and their restoration.

As an experienced lecturer presenting in-depth practical courses in digital dentistry focusing on implantology and chairside reconstruction, he is regularly invited to give lectures locally and internationally assisting with Post Graduate Aesthetic Dentistry training and Digital Training in multiple-implant systems.

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