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Clinical Practice in Orthodontic Therapy

The Clinical Practice in Orthodontic Therapy module gives you the opportunity to develop the clinical capability to be able to practise safely and competently as an orthodontic therapist. You will draw on the underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding acquired through the five taught modules of the diploma course, and apply these to the clinical environment within your workplace training practice.

A designated list of clinical tasks (covered in the taught modules) are performed and assessed. You have to achieve a level of capability required to allow them to perform as orthodontic therapists, as defined by the General Dental Council.

Module content

Study days are interspersed by periods of supervised clinical practice. These are timetabled over three semesters and you will maintain a logbook of clinical activity for all sessions.

The key themes in the syllabus are:

  • Clinical record keeping
  • Clinical reasoning and decision-making
  • Clinical assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Treatment planning and continuity of care
  • Communication skills for a range of audiences and professional purposes

Key Facts

Siobhan Flood / Katie Robertson

Course type: Module

Course Leader: Dr Liz Hopkins

Credits: 60

Module Code: MD929

Assessment: 2 hr paper
2 hr practical assessment
Oral examination

Next Course:

End Point Assessment – Advanced Practice

Special Incident Management

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Available on which courses?

Core module: Orthodontic Therapy(Diploma)