Designed for practising dentists, this part-time programme will enable you to develop the skills needed to deliver high quality, modern orthodontics and to understand its use in primary care dental practice.
You will receive hands-on experience in case assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning, enabling you to deliver evidence-based patient care.
You will be taught by experts in the field of orthodontics, with vast experiences in all clinical treatment modalities. They are also experienced and active practitioners, able to understand both your professional needs and your time constraints.
Course title: Orthodontics
Duration: 3-8 years part-time
Study mode: Part-time
Course Director: Dr Richard Cure
The programme is suitable for dentists who wish to develop their skills in Orthodontics and/or who wish to develop a special interest in orthodontics
The course will give you support to:
- Think creatively
- Solve problems
- Exercise judgment
- Communicate clearly and effectively with patients and colleagues
The essential entry requirements for dentists are enthusiasm, strong determination and a desire to study at Masters level to further professional development. If you have these qualities then this type of training programme is for you. Students are also expected to;
- Hold a license to practise dentistry (BDS or LDS or international equivalent)
- Be a current member of the General Dental Council (or international equivalent)
- Have their own indemnity insurance for practising dentistry
- Normally have completed one year post-qualification, which may be vocational training where appropriate
If your first language is not English, you must have completed an English language test in advance. We require:
- IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in the reading and writing components)
- PTE (Pearson Test of English) score of 55
If you have scored below this, you may be offered pre-sessional English language training at the University
Please note: Applications for courses close on 31 August for UK/EU applicants and 31 July for all other applicants. Applications received after these dates will be transferred to the next course.Application Process
- Complete an application form online
- You will need to pay an application fee of £35
Much of our teaching is carried out in our regional teaching centre in Royal Leamington Spa
We use a wide variety of educational tools, including a hands-on typodont session in our clinical skills laboratory
Receive tutoring from a wide range of experts in the field of Orthodontics, together with advanced clinical training
Receive support to think creatively and independently, to solve problems, to exercise judgment, and to communicate clearly and effectively with patients and colleagues
Our lecturing team have vast experience in all clinical treatment modalities, including self-ligation mechanics such as The Damon system, lingual appliances, and the Invisalign appliance
You can gain a Postgraduate Certificate (60) CATS, a Postgraduate Diploma (120 CATS), or go on to complete the full MSc (180 CATS). Contact us for further information If you would like to take a single module, please contact the Course Director for further information
Thanks all for another excellent training day up North! It is commendable the in-roads you are all making into the accessibility of specialist training for the GDP.
After spending 6 years building up a great private practice on the south coast, the last thing I would want to do is leave it for a few years! As GDP's we have built up excellent communication skills both clinical and non-clinical, have a depth of experience in all disciplines, and have a thirst for knowledge to improve our clinical ability! We surely should be good candidates for an MSc.
On this ortho course, I am definitely wearing 'L' plates compared to other candidates! It was good of you to pick up on that, but currently I am happy rubbing shoulders with those playing off a lower handicap! It is obviously important that they feel the same way... there's nothing worse than teeing off with a couple of bandits! I am filling out the MSc application in hope that when I return from a few weeks in the French Alps, I will have a profound motivation to write 12,000 words in the next 12 months! Thanks again for the opportunity... great course... lovely town! See you again in September.
Christian Gollings, Certificate Year, Orthodontics