Postgraduate university-based education in implant dentistry has been a field of rapid development in Europe. The number of postgraduate degree programs dedicated specifically to implant dentistry has rapidly increased in recent years, and such programs are now available in almost every European country.

A recent survey of academic institutions in Europe identified that such programs range from 1 to 3 years in duration, offering from 12 to 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. In the same continent, the most common education pathway in implant dentistry is through a 2-year full-time program, leading to a Master of Science, a Master of Clinical Dentistry, or an equivalent degree in Implant Dentistry.

In the United States, the situation is different. Historically, since the 1980s, the clinical training in implant dentistry has been gradually increasing within the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)-recognized programs. As long ago as 1984, the American Academy of...

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