How it works

The Ultimate Implant Year Course offered through SmileTube.tv® in collaboration with NobelBiocare® is one of the most, if not the most, successful and popular implant courses available in the UK and Ireland.

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The course with the largest network of Clinical Training Centres in the UK
The program addresses and overcomes the many concerns of the general dentist interested in introducing implant treatment to their practice by providing a program that involves online and clinical components including:

Comprehensive hands-on training – the opportunity to participate in real patient treatment under the direct supervision of a highly experienced implant practitioner

An ever growing network of Clinical Training Centres – experience the benefits of having a local mentor

Comprehensive online presentations covering the principles of implant dentistry and related medical sciences

Formative and summative assessment of student progress

Minimal disruption to the daily practice of the busy GDP (minimizing loss of earnings and optimizing return on investment)

A program designed around the RCS Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry

A program that exceeds the current criteria set out in the FGDP Training Standards in Implant Dentistry

A portfolio of education and training in implant dentistry for each course participant

The course is a result of many years of research and experience in teaching implant dentistry to Masters level, clinical experience in implant dentistry, a passion for education and the use of information communication technology.
Our advantages

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Learn at your own pace
Presentations provided online so
no valuable practice time
lost to attend lectures.

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Eight days clinical training
Eight days clinical training
with patients provided!

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Geared towards a diploma
Find out more about the diploma
in Implant Dentistry at RCS Edin

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SmileTube.tv is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the American Academy of General Dentistry.

The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.

The current approval extends from 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2019. Provider ID# 381354

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What students say about our courses
Dr. Andrew Dixon
GDP, working in Whickham Dental Practicw, Newcastle

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.

Dr. Chameera Fernando
GDP, working in Northampton




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 Lucy Nichols BDS MFDSRCS MSc.
GDP, working in New Malden with a special interest in aesthetic/cosmetic dentistry and implantology

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 C. Lappin BSc.(Hons), BDS(Hons), FDS RCS(Eng)
GDP, practicing in Belfast


Amazing! This is a very useful resource.

Dr. Andrew Dixon



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.

Dr R.D BDS Manc
General Dental Practitioner working in Manchester and did the Ultimate Implant Year Course in 2013

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 Clair Kilgarriff, B Dent Sc, TCD
GDP practicing in Dublin with a special interest in orthodontics and implant dentistry

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.

David Magilton BDS
GDP working in Lanarkshire and a current Ultimate Implant Year Course delegate

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. Paul Howlett



The Ultimate Year Implant Course has been an excellent programme of education and learning. The flexibility of being able to work through the detailed online learning material at your own pace and when it best suits make it the perfect course to schedule around busy work and family life. In addition the experience gained through the clinical days has been 1st class with superb mentorship and clinical coaching. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone wishing to introduce dental implants into their clinical practice.