Dr Cemal Ucer

Dr Cemal Ucer graduated from Manchester Dental School in 1982. First, he completed his postgraduate training as an oral surgeon and afterward established a private hospital referral practice for implantology in 1988. In particular, over the past 25 years, he has performed thousands of implant procedures using various implant systems and products. As a result, he is a renowned zygomatic implant expert and the leading surgeon at ICE Hospital in Manchester, the second ZAGA Center in the UK.

Generally, Dr Cemal Ucer dedicates his time to long-term dental research and education. Moreover, he was awarded one of the first MSc certificates in implantology in the UK from Manchester University in 1995. Later, Dr Ucer received a PhD from Manchester University for his study investigating the factors affecting the survival of implants in iliac bone grafts and osteoporotic patients.
For instance, Dr Cemal Ucer’s other research interests include the role of bone quality, quantity, and major bone grafting on the success of implants. Moreover, he is interested in the management of nerve damage related to implants, 3D surgical navigation, GBR, and sinus grafting techniques. Additionally, he is interested in the rehabilitation of severely atrophic maxilla with zygomatic and 3D customized implants.

In fact, Dr Cemal Ucer has been running a nationally renowned multi-system PG Cert course in implantology since the 1990s. Furthermore, he is a Specialist Oral Surgeon and he also has a professorial appointment as the Clinical Lead of the MSc program in Implantology at the University of Salford. Additionally, Dr Ucer is the director of Ucer Education that provides training for the whole dental team in implantology.

Dr Cemal Ucer’s Achievements

To begin with, Dr Cemal Ucer is a past president (2011-2013) and an honorary life member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). Additionally, he is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), and Clinical Director of Manchester Postgraduate Dental Institute at ICE Hospital in Manchester. He has also contributed to the scientific literature with numerous guidelines, position and research papers, and general per reviewed publications.
Furthermore, he is a chief author of the ADEE position paper on CPD Education in Implant Dentistry in Europe (2014) and also a member of the panel that revised the FGDP Training Standards in Implant Dentistry (TSID, 2016).

Finally, Dr Cemal Ucer is a fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a member of the Faculty of Examiners for the RCSEd Diploma in Implant Dentistry. Besides, Dr Cemal Ucer is currently head of a working group to develop the National Standards in Implant Dentistry for the FGDP, which will be published in 2020.


A mathematical model for simulating the bone remodeling process under mechanical stimulus. Author links open overlay panel. Jianying Li, Haiyan Li, Li Shi, Alex S.L. Fok, Cemal Ucer, Hugh Devlin, Keith Horner, Nick Silikas

Shape Optimization of Dental Implants. Shi, Li; Li, Haiyan; Fok, Alex S. L.; Ucer, Cemal; Devlin, Hugh; Homer, Keith

Developing implant dentistry education in Europe: the continuum from undergraduate to postgraduate education and continuing professional development. N. Mattheos, H. de Bruyn, M. Hultin, S. Jepsen, B. Klinge, S. Koole, M. Sanz, C. Ucer, N. P. Lang

Immediate Placement of Tapered Effect (TE) Implants: 5-Year Results of a Prospective, Multicenter Study. Wilson Jr, Thomas G.; Roccuzzo, Mario; Ucer, Cemal; Beagle, Jay R.