A new Diploma in Dental Implantology program will be offered at the University of Puthisastra starting November 2019.

The course will be delivered part-time, over 18-months, including four 2 week blocks of lectures, seminars and clinical training for a total of eight weeks.

In between these blocks, there will be distance learning eg on-line lectures, seminars, surgical demonstrations, and journal discussions, as well as supervised clinical practice in the UP Dental Clinic. Each participant will place implants and restore at least 6 cases. The course will start in December 2019. This new post-graduate program is based on a similar course in Australia.

The program has been jointly developed by the UP and Diploma of Dental Implantology Teaching Team (DDITT) which is based in Australia. The Australian team members are all highly experienced implant, prosthodontic and periodontics specialists and academics, and most are renowned speakers or lecturers in the Australasian region.The three Cambodian lecturers are all specialists and highly respected.

The teaching team brings a wealth of experience and a well structured curriculum based on clinical science, unsurpassed in post-graduate dental implant education in Cambodia. The objective of the program is to give candidates a solid foundation in the comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, surgical and restorative principles, and clinical skills in implant dentistry.

Throughout the course, candidates will have

  • Access to a highly competent local and international team for treatment planning and mentoring
  • Contemporary curriculum based on scientific principles and clinical evidence
  • Access to online Implant Journals
  • Access to online lectures delivered by the teaching Faculty
  • Access to live streaming of implant surgery being performed in Sydney
  • Practical sessions which are performed using simulation models and pig’s jaws
  • Supervised clinical surgical and restorative sessions at the UP Dental Clinic
  • Digital implant planning technology in each part of the implant design and treatment
  • An opportunity to join a study tour to implant clinics in Sydney once the course is completed.
Contact Person
Dr Kong Kalyan DDS, PhD Assistant Dean University of Puthisastra Tel: 085-415044 Email: kkalyan@puthisastra.edu.kh
Further information including biographies of each lecturer, course content and learning outcomes are available on request.
Application Form of Implantology

Who can join?

Cambodian dentists (DDS) who are registered with the Cambodian Dental Council, who have a good level of English,and a good academic record. All candidates will undergo an entry test and interview. Dentists must be willing to attend four 2-week blocks of teaching over 18 months, and complete supervised treatment of at least 6 patients at the UP Dental Clinic.

Requirements to graduate

  • Good attendance at teaching sessions
  • Completion of at least 6 implant cases
  • Satisfactory performance in internal and final assessments
  • Completion of a literature review on a specific topic.


The course fee is $3000 (there is no requirement to buy implants from any company during the course). This can be paid in instalments. Applications close on 11 October 2019.

What is Implantology?

Implantology is the branch of dentistry dedicated to dental implants.

The dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone (either the maxilla or the mandible). It often takes the form of a screw that is composed of titanium or titanium alloy. Dental implants can be considered for patients who are missing one or more teeth. A dental implant alone does not replace a natural tooth.

An abutment must be mounted on the implant once the latter has been inserted into the jawbone. Depending on the number of teeth to replace, an artificial crown, a full or partial denture or a bridge will be prepared and installed on the abutment(s). If the patient only has one missing tooth, a single crown will be sufficient.

If several teeth need to be replaced, many options are available: using a single implant with multiple crowns joined by a bridge or a prosthesis, or using multiple implants with distinct crowns. This choice is up to the patient, according to the treatment plan recommended by the implant dentist.

Diploma of Dental Implant Teaching Team

Dr Alex Dovban
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Dr Dovban is a Periodontist from Singapore. He is the Clinical Director and Founder of Absolute Smile Dental Clinic, Oct

Dr. Bunhean Chav

Dr. Bunhean CHAV – DDS, MSc., D.ICOI. He was graduated as Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Faculty of Dentistry, Univ

Dr Christopher Ho
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SPECIALIST PROSTHODONTIST BDS Hons (SYD), Grad Dip Clin Dent (Oral Implants) (SYD), M. Clin. Dent. (Pros) (LON), D. C

A/Prof George Pal
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BDS (HONS) MSc DENT (SYD) FICD Clinical Associate Professor (SYD)A/Prof Pal was awarded Master of Science in Dentis

A/Prof Kent Yuen
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A/Prof Kent Yuen attained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) from

Dr Patrick Tseng
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BDS, BSc(Dent), MDSc, MRACDS (Perio.), FICD Senior Clinical Lecturer, Sydney UniversityDr Tseng has been a Periodon

Dr Helen English
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Dr Helen English, BDS, MDS(Perio), FRACDS(Perio) completed her Masters in Periodontology with Distinction from the Unive

Dr Rohan Rodricks
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Dr. Rohan Rodricks completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Otago in 2002. He then worked at both t

A/Prof Richard W Chan
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BDS(SYD),MDS(SYD),FRACDSA/Prof Chan graduated from the University of Sydney and completed his Master of Dental Surge

Dr Ranuch Tak
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Dr Ranuch graduated with a DDS from International University (Cambodia) in 2011, followed by a MSc in Periodontics from

Dr. Visal Soeurn
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DDS, MSc (Prosth)Dr. Visal Soeurn graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from University of Health S

Dr Cecelia So
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BDS (Hons) USyd, MFDS (Eng), GRAD DIP CLIN DENT (Oral Implants) USyd, FICD Clinical Associate Lecturer, University of S

A/Prof John Payne
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A/ Prof Payne is a Prosthodontist from Western Australia practising in a specialist practice in Perth. He received his

Dr. Chenh Chhean Sok
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DDS, MSc, FICD, Dip APAIDDr. Chenh Chhean Sok received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of He