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The Postgraduate Institute of Dental Surgery has been founded to deliver the very best quality in internationally recognised certificate and diploma postgraduate dental education in Australia.
The Institute fulfils the desires and needs of recently qualified dentists who would like to consolidate their knowledge, refine their skills and enable them to explore the latest techniques and technology. Programs are equally suited to more experienced practitioners who would like to upskill in more specific areas including fixed prosthodontics, aesthetics and dental implantology.
These programmes reflect the highest quality of postgraduate education that is available encompassing all aspects of clinical, practical, technical and academic education.
Types of course
Initially available are; the Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology and the Graduate Diploma in Restorative Dentistry – Prosthodontics, Periodontology and Endodontics.
Programmes are designed specifically for clinicians working in practice, often with young families and based across Australia. Time is optimised so that students can fit programmes into otherwise busy lives.
The faculty comprises internationally recognised key opinion leaders, clinicians and specialists and academics; a number with over 20 years experience in delivering post graduate dental education. They have been able to utilise their skills and experience to design programmes that are highly interactive and engaging utilising advanced streaming technology to create a live virtual classroom experience VCT™ (Virtual Classroom Technology) delivering real-time practical hands-on workshops in addition to symposiums, seminars and tutorials.
Course structure and syllabus
Each programme is constructed as a series of interlinking modules with clearly defined aims and objectives.
The courses are very intensive with online seminars, symposia and case diagnosis and treatment planning sessions weekly.
Practical workshops are interactive and take place in local regional cities and in students own clinics.
Supervised patients’ treatment is undertaken and students prepare log diaries.
Graduate certificate programmes are six months and 250 teaching hours in duration and diplomas, twelve months and 500 hours. Commencement dates are March 1st 2021 for the Graduate Diploma in Restorative Dentistry and July 1st for the Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology. Group sizes are kept deliberately small to maximise the quality of education and early registration is encouraged. All programmes are CoVid friendly and are designed to work within federal or state regulations.