This recent testimonial (October 2014) says it all!

"Overall the course was a great experience and great value for money. It more than equipped me with the knowledge, the drive and clinical skill to successfuly integrate implant dentistry into my dental practice. I fully intend carrying on to sit the Diploma at RCSEd at the next diet to get a formal qualification."

Dr A.G. is a general dental practitioner working in Dublin.

The Utlimate Year Course was set to a perfect level

Got the written confirmation from the exams department (RCS Edinburgh) this week so nice to have a hard copy of the results in my hand!!

Many thanks for your guidance over the last year or so. The UIYC was set at a perfect level with just the right amount of content to get you through the diploma.
I really enjoyed being able to complete the course at my own pace but with you in the background giving the occasional nudge so you dont loose focus. Obviously this also makes it very cost effective as there was much less time off work than on other courses. The supply of papers / reading material although daunting at first was excellent and actually essential for the diploma.

Many thanks again, speak soon


Dr Dixon is a GDP working in Whickham Dental Practicw, Newcastle

I am really enjoying the online lecture content

Many thanks for your email and the link for the PDF.
I am really enjoying the lecture content and to be honest I did quite a few of them over the Xmas holidays. 
The print outs will be really useful as I wanted to go over the lectures again and start making notes and memorising the information.

Dr Fernando is a GDP working in Northampton.

Flexible, fantastic, cost effective!


“The flexibility of doing the theory on-line has been fantastic. Far more convenient and cost effective than other courses. And it’s useful to be able to revisit a lecture. Having patients provided and having a relatively local mentor has also been a big advantage over many other courses.”


Dr Lucy Nichols  BDS MFDSRCS MSc. (cosmetic dentistry) Sept 2015.


Dr Lucy Nichols is a GDP working in New Malden with a special interest in aesthetic/cosmetic dentistry and implantology.

Exceptional tutor

Ken is an exceptional tutor combining both excellent clinical skills and academic knowledge. He is very approachable and readily available to discuss any issue. Ken's enthusiasm for implant dentistry is inspirational and he motivates his students to maximise their potential in a relaxed, informed manner. Personally I consider he has acheived more in implant dentistry than anyone in Ireland and is willing to share his wealth of experience with any dentist who has the foresight to be taught by him.

Dr David Nelson is a GDP working in Belfast with a special interest in implant and cosmentic dentistry.

Dr Nigel Kirk is a GDP working in York

Ken is a very thorough teacher with a methodical approach which is easy to work through and gradually builds up your implant knowledge. I would strongly recommend this to any General Practitioner considering placing their own implants. 

Dr M. Cole, talking about the SmileTube programme

Hi Ken, Thank you very much! It was lovely chatting to you! It was useful, thank you! I love the combination of passion you have for dentistry, implantology and education! It certainly fulfils a huge need in dentistry now and for the future. I hope one day I can assess clinical situations similar to you, to see things with all those different facets of knowledge behind me. I feel very far off at the moment. I appreciate it may take a two or three years at least to have a degree of competency in it all. A journey has to start somewhere! :) Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement!

Dr Cole is a general dental practitioner working in Sydney, Australia

Bespoke coaching: "Some of the features that make it the best programme are-"

"As a self confessed course junkie, I have attended a fair number of courses on various topics over the past 30 odd years and I can honestly say that this coaching programme is excellent.  Some of the features that make it the best programme are:
  • The extensive Lecture content is concise and to the point, practically orientated  and easy to access. 
  • The regular 1:1 contact is also very useful for case  discussions, treatment planning, etc. Feedback on cases, record keeping,etc. have been extremely useful in consolidating ideas and improving my practice and confidence.
  • Ken is an excellent tutor and has a very easy style and is always willing to help and guide. I don't feel hesitant to ask him questions because he is non judgemental.
  • The case based study is an excellent way to learn and  reflect on the learning.
  • Ready supply of relevant papers, guides , etc., which are tailored to individual needs.
  • Keeps track of your individual progress and gives encouragement to keep on track.
I only wish I had access to this type of programme earlier in my career."
Dr Bashir Kassam, BDS(U Birm), DPDS(U Brist), DipConSed(U NCl)

Dr Kassam is a general practitioner with a special interest in dental implants and conscious sedation working in Birmingham.

Amazing resource

This is a very useful resource.

Dr C. Lappin BSc.(Hons), BDS(Hons), FDS RCS(Eng) 

Dr Catherine Lappin is a GDP practicing in Belfast.

"Wished I found this course a few years earlier!"

The UIYC is a very informative course especially for me who had a limited exposure to implant dentistry. It has certainly improved my knowledge in this domain with its very well structured online theoretical modules coupled with the improvement of my surgical skills via the monthly hands-on practical sessions. I managed to place a number of implants in the space of ten months. The good aspects of this course are that it provides you with patients to work with  and it fits around your work schedule. Wished I found this course a few years earlier!
Dr R.D BDS Manc

Dr RD Is a General Dental Practitioner working in Manchester and did the Ultimate Implant Year Course in 2013.

"One of the best lecturers"

Ken Nicholson was my tutor for the certificate year in implant dentistry from the University of Warwick. He was one of the best lecturers I have had in my under and postgraduate training. He is methodical and clear in his delivery. Above all he is open to the viewpoints of others and most helpful in directing a student to further knowledge.

Dr Clair Kilgarriff, B Dent Sc, TCD

Dr Clair Kilgarriff is a GDP practicing in Dublin with a special interest in orthodontics and implant dentistry.

"I thought that the introduction to the UIYC was brilliant"

I thought that the intro to the UIYC was brilliant. We were given the perfect amount of information on this fascinating subject and this has given me a great insight into implant dentistry. It has also made me very keen to learn more and place my first implant. The smiletube site is an amazing resource and I appreciate the hard work you must have put into it.

Dr Magilton is a GDP working in Lanarkshire and a current Ultimate Implant Year Course delegate.