Specialist Oral Surgeon


  • Professor of Dental Implantology, University of Salford
  • Fellow of the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow of the ITI
  • Director of I.C.E Postgraduate Dental Institute

Professor C Ucer is recognized as a UK authority on teaching dental implant surgical reconstruction. Since the 1990’s he has been providing advanced training programmes in bone and soft tissue grafting for comprehensive dental implant & jaw rehabilitation with alumni that includes hundreds of dentists from all over the UK.

Cemal’s current clinical and research interests include immediate implant placement, reconstructive bone surgery, Zygomatic Implants for the rehabilitation of the severely atrophic jaws, nerve damage and the effect of bone density on the success of implant treatment. Academically, he has gained European recognition for his work on the development of a new framework for teaching and assessment of clinical competence in implantology. He is a co-author of the consensus paper produced by the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) following the first pan- European collaboration between EU universities to establish common training and assessment standards in dental implantology. He is an invited member of the working group convened by the FGDP (UK) and the General Dental Council (GDC) to update the Training Standards in Implant Dentistry (TSID) guidelines in 2012 and 2016.

Cemal is a Fellow of the Dental Trainers Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), Fellow of the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and a member of Megagen’s MINTEC UK & I Board for education and clinical research. He is a member of the editorial board of JOMR (Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research) and the chair of the editorial advisory board of Implant Dentistry Today.

Cemal is Professor and Academic Lead of the MSc programme in Dental Implantology at the University of Salford, and a member of the Faculty of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Diploma in Implant Dentistry. He is a past president and Honorary life member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) (2011-2013).

Cemal runs an accredited PG Cert in Implant Dentistry (Level 7) programme ( in its 25th year). His private practice UCER Clinic and the Centre of Oral & Maxillofacial and Dental Implant Reconstruction are based at ICE Hospital. Cemal also leads the Manchester branch of the international ZAGA Centre for zygomatic implant treatment and education.

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