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About the Scholarship Center University of Central Lancashire

About the Scholarship Center

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international, multi-campus University tracing its roots back to 1828 and leading the way in modern learning. Today it is one of the UK’s largest universities with a staff and student community approaching 38,000. Uclan has an employment-focused course portfolio with over 350 undergraduate programmes, nearly 200+ postgraduate courses and a rich array of CPD courses means we offer the skills and experience that industry needs.

The School of Dentistry has a long history of over 10 years continuous education programs in Implant Dentistry in the University alone. Postgraduate MSc courses available include part time and full time postgraduate courses in Clinical Implantology, part time Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Prothodontics/Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology. All courses include a clinical component and are taught by specialist qualified faculty. The type of implant cases treated on the clinic range from straightforward to complex, including GBR, sinus grafting, soft tissue grafting, full arch restoration and the management of peri-implantitis. There is a wide range of cases referred and 10 years’ worth of historical implant patients to maintain and provide aftercare for resulting in a rich experience for our delegates.

UCLan is fully equipped to give postgraduate students direct access to practical clinical experience within the institution, as well as providing suitable clinical experience for the whole Dental Team at the same location as they undertake their CPD studies.

Facilities include:

  • A fully equipped 15 chair dental surgery with CBCT and camera facilities for demonstrations / live clinical procedures.
  • State-of-the-art Phantom Head suite, housing 40 workstations with Phantom Head modules, together with the latest in audio-visual technology.
  • Dedicated lecture rooms with AV equipment, suitable for lectures and tutorials, together with areas for relaxation between sessions.

Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year UCLan

Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year

The ITI scholars will be exposed and participate in the full patient pathway including:

  • Triage, consultation and consent process
  • Treatment planning, CBCT interpretation and reporting
  • Patient communication / letter writing
  • Implant component requesition
  • Implant placement under supervision
  • Patient recall
  • Implant restoration under supervision
  • Management of any complications referred to the clinic

Additional options dependant on experience:

  • Supervision of MSc students in clinics
  • Advanced and complex treatment where required
  • Participation in monthly Case Discussion and Article Review
  • Assistance with MSc knowledge modules and hands-on workshops
  • Research opportunities - working on projects with Dr Fadi Barrak and/or other faculty

The scholars time will be approximately allocated:

  • 60% clinical patient care
  • 20% educational activity
  • 20% research activity
The aim of this program is to provide a sound foundation in Implantology with an evidence based approach to enhance the scholars knowledge and skills. The scholar will also engage in a multidisciplinary approach involving the other school specialities of restorative/ prosthodontic, periodontology and endodontics for overall patient care. In addition the scholar attend the teaching sessions (online webinars and face to face practical sessions) alongside the MSc delegates. The scholar is also expected to engage with the department’s research activities which will be discussed before commencing the scholarship program.

Special requirements for this Scholarship Center UCLan

Special requirements for this Scholarship Center

  • IELTS English Level 7 or above (or equivalent)
  • Visa or work permit as required, depending on country of origin
  • BDS Dentistry or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years post-qualification experience
  • DBS or equivalent criminal record check
  • Immunisation History

The ITI scholar must have previous formal implant training with some experience in both restorative and surgical aspects of implant dentistry. They must hold an English language qualification of IELTs level 7 or equivalent (unless they have undertaken their BDS studies in English) due to them being involved with providing dental implant treatments in the clinic involving treatment planning, clinical record writing and potentially assisting the supervisors on the program. Treatments carried out by the ITI scholar will be supervised by faculty members. The level of complexity will depend on the knowledge and experience of the scholar as assessed by the supervisors.

Contact details UCLan

Contact details

Chair: Dr Fadi Barrak
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
United Kingdom

Email: [email protected]