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This programme fulfils the need for dental practitioners to have access to a higher dental degree which provides advanced clinical training Orthodontics. Read more
This programme fulfils the need for dental practitioners to have access to a higher dental degree which provides advanced clinical training Orthodontics.

The Professional Doctorate is a research qualification that contains Professional Skills Training. This qualification is currently offered in Orthodontics, with the first annual intake enrolled in October 2008. In addition the Doctorate prepares candidates for the examinations of surgical Royal Colleges leading to the award of Membership in Orthodontics or further orthodontic qualifications. Applicants should already have passed the FDS/ MFDS examination or an equivalent. Funded specialist trainee appointments are competitively available to appropriately qualified candidates on this programme with application through the national recruitment process.

Why School of Dentistry?

Excellent facilities and equipment

A recent £6m investment programme's dramatically upgraded our teaching and research facilities, and created additional postgraduate places.

Here are some of the key features:-

New sedation and oral surgery suites
State-of-the-art training facilities
New tutorial rooms
Enhanced patient facilities
New research laboratories, closely integrated with clinical areas and featuring extensive, state-of-the-art equipment
A new Oral Health Suite with dedicated research facility within a clinical area of the hospital
Refurbished lecture theatres, multi-skills suites, teaching rooms and Student Common Room.
High quality school laboratories

Specialist dentistry

We accommodate many specialist dentistry interests through our partnership with the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Together we've created state-of-the-art facilities for specialist dentistry research and education, including the management of clinical trials to a high level of clinical governance.

Wide range of programmes

Programmes in the School of Dentistry extend from short courses, aimed at updating the general dental practitioner, to full-time studentships leading to higher degrees, with a large variety of research based or professional training programmes in between. We also have a steadily expending menu of verifiable CPD courses for all members of the dental team.

Career prospects

Career Opportunities for DDSc Orthodontic graduates mainly consist of:

Specialist Orthodontic Practice - orthodontist
Hospital Orthodontist or Consultant
University – Clinical academic

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The Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics has approved this degree as part of the training programme in orthodontics. It provides you with a deeper understanding of, and further technical and diagnostic skills in, orthodontics. Read more

Programme description

The Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics has approved this degree as part of the training programme in orthodontics. It provides you with a deeper understanding of, and further technical and diagnostic skills in, orthodontics.

It involves a large clinical component as well as your own research project.

You will learn to:

diagnose anomalies of the dentition
detect development deviations
formulate a treatment plan and predict its course
evaluate the need for orthodontic treatment
carry out treatment using fixed, functional and removable appliances
treat adults, orthognathic, surgical cases and cleft-palate patients

In addition to developing your scientific approach, the programme will teach you the psychological aspects of treatment.

Programme structure

The programme begins with an introduction of core topics, followed by an introduction to our laboratory facilities and the basics of wire-bending skills, appliance design and appliance construction and mechanics.

Clinical patient care is also established early within the first term.

This is followed by five structured terms of theoretical seminars and tutorials, with diagnostic tests on your knowledge carried out regularly.

There are written examinations at the end of each term. You must pass the written examinations at the end of the first year before proceeding to the second year.

Your final MClinDent examination will consist of written examinations, diagnostic tests, case presentations, and the presentation of your research dissertation.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed for orthodontist specialists.

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Train as an Orthodontic Therapist on our unique modular and GDC-approved training programme. This programme is designed for qualified Orthodontic Nurses and Dental Care Professionals who wish to develop their clinical and academic skills and train as an Orthodontic Therapist. Read more
Train as an Orthodontic Therapist on our unique modular and GDC-approved training programme.

This programme is designed for qualified Orthodontic Nurses and Dental Care Professionals who wish to develop their clinical and academic skills and train as an Orthodontic Therapist.

Combining a range of first class clinical facilities and advanced educational strategies, you will benefit from a challenging, stimulating and fun learning environment.

Course directors are specialist orthodontic practitioners who have over six years of experience working with orthodontic therapists in their own practices.

Teaching Methods

Combining a range of first class clinical facilities and advanced educational strategies, you will benefit from a challenging, stimulating and fun learning environment.

Course directors are specialist orthodontic practitioners who have over six years of experience working with orthodontic therapists in their own practices.

Lecturers and tutors include specialist orthodontists, trainers and orthodontic therapists to provide a high quality and balanced educational experience.

You will learn how to provide safe and effective treatment, both in our state of the art facilities within the University’s approved training centre, The Leamington Spa Orthodontic Centre, and in your own practice.

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