SmileTube is experiencing high demand from practitioners keen to develop their knowledge and skills in implant dentistry, as a result we need more clinical training centres! Does your Practice fit the bill??

Ideally you will have a postgraduate qualification in Implant Dentistry and be strategically located in terms of access for practitioners. The SmileTube working model is designed to allow you to provide an additional service for your patients and at the same time reward you for your input. The experience of those involved to date is that SmileTube benefits patients, practitioners on the programme and clinical supervisors in equal measure.

Hear what Dr Scot Muir, one of SmileTube's clinical supervisors has to say;

"The Ultimate Implant Year Course offers online education and clinical training in most if not all aspects of implant dentistry. It provides in surgery postgraduate training on patients. We offer clinicians the opportunity to progress from treatment planning on to  atraumatic tooth extraction with socket grafting. Taking this forward as the year progresses on to placing implants and finally  on to restoring implants
As a clinical trainer and implant enthusiast working with delegates on the programme has been breathe taking and proven an asset to my practice.
Patients respond well to the extra attention they receive and they relish the rapport they establish with dentists from the length of the country.
On a personal level, I look forward to these clinical days and would highly recommend the ultimate implant year course to those who wish to explore their interest in dental implants and those wishing to gain vast experience."
Scot Muir BDS(Glas)MFGDP RCS Eng,MSc.(ImpDent)(Warw).

If you think you and your Practice may be suitable, you are an enthusiastic practitioner and keen to contribute to the education of others contact Dr Ken Nicholson directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form.

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.