Dentofacial Orthopaedics & Orthodontics Courses

Study for your

Diploma in Orthodontics &
Dentofacial Orthopaedics (PG Dip.)

In just 12 months, this world-class course offers comprehensive training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, enhancing your clinical skills and practical experience for superior patient care.

Next Course Starts on 31st May 2024

Next Course Starts on
31st May 2024

Study From Anywhere with a Fully Remote Syllabus
Learn Practical Skills for Hands-On Experience
Be Part of Our Dynamic International Community

Study From Anywhere with a Fully Remote Syllabus

Learn Practical Skills for Hands-On Experience

Be Part of Our Dynamic International Community

Why Choose Our PGDip Programme?

Our Diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics (PG Dip.) gives you access to industry-leading dental education from an international and experienced faculty, 100% remote.

Comprehensive Online Learning Platform

Our tailored VLE platform gives you access to hundreds of hours of high-quality course content, webinars, instructional videos, and live case support.

LDi App

Study from anywhere with unlimited access to study materials on the go when you download the LDi app.

Expert Clinical Support

Take cases immediately and receive case-specific support from our expert tutors.

Live Study Clubs

Attend our Live Study Clubs via Zoom to meet your peers and get live teaching from our experienced Club leaders.

Hands-On Practical Training

Upgrade your practical skill set with all the necessary tools delivered to your doorstep via our Practical Training Kit.

Face-to-Face Training

Options to visit London to attend a regular face-to-face workshop and discuss cases, perform practical exercises, and meet international dentists are available.

Course Overview

The Diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics (PG Dip.) delivers high-quality teaching of a comprehensive curriculum to enhance your clinical skills and excel in complex orthodontic cases.

Combining online study with face-to-face academic teaching, this 12-month course is suitable for both UK and international students ready to become experts in this field of clinical dentistry.

Offer Better Patient Care with a Career in Orthodontics

Our Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics course is tailored to provide you with advanced dental education, equipping you with the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to offer a comprehensive range of treatment options to your patients, supported by the most current dental research and practices.

Upon successfully finishing this program, you’ll have the expertise to provide an expanded spectrum of orthodontic treatments, enhancing your earning potential and delivering superior patient outcomes.

Module Overview

The Diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics (PG Dip.) is structured into six comprehensive online learning courses or units, offering 25 taught modules. Our faculty comprises over 30 expert lecturers, ensuring you receive the best dental orthodontics academic and clinical teaching and continued guidance.

Unit 1 - Principles of Orthodontic Assessment and Diagnosis

In this foundational unit, you’ll dive into the world of embryology, face, and jaw growth and development. Understanding the biology of tooth movements in orthodontics will be the cornerstone of this module.

Teaching Modules:

  • Orthodontic Assessment and Diagnosis
  • The Biological Basis of Orthodontics
  • Clinical Research Skills
  • Clinical Photography
  • Cephalometry
Unit 2 - Treatment Planning and Essential Clinical Skills
Building on your knowledge, this unit lays the groundwork for precise problem identification, case diagnosis, and formulating an effective treatment plan. Teaching Modules:
  • Treatment Planning
  • Foundations of Orthodontic Treatment
  • Fixed Appliances I
  • Fixed Appliances II
Unit 3 - Orthodontic Appliances

Explore the world of modern orthodontic appliances, including fixed, removable, functional appliances, and revolutionary clear aligners.

Teaching Modules:

  • Removable and Functional Appliances
  • Clear Aligners I
  • Clear Aligners II
  • Detailing, Finishing and Retention
Unit 4 - Advanced Clinical Skills in Orthodontics

This unit focuses on treating various malocclusions (Class II and III), addressing vertical and horizontal issues like open bite and asymmetries, and understanding retention and long-term case stability.

Teaching Modules:

  • Temporary Anchorage Devices
  • Digital Orthodontics
  • CBCT in Orthodontics
  • Class II & III
Unit 5 - Applied Principles of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

Expanding your expertise, this unit covers advanced techniques, biomechanics, diagnosis and management of impacted teeth.

Teaching Modules:

  • Growing Patients
  • Adult Treatment
  • Biomechanics
Unit 6 - Advanced Orthodontic Treatment

The final unit focuses on the complexities of orthodontic treatment in adults, with clinical work in addressing temporomandibular disorders (TMD), periodontal concerns, and the interplay with restorative dentistry.

Teaching Modules:

  • Advanced Orthodontic Treatment I
  • Advanced Orthodontic Treatment II
  • Surgical Considerations

Course Fee

At just £9,995, payable in instalments, the course is a cost-effective investment in professional development.

An initial payment of £575 secures your place on the course and covers the first module’s tuition. The remaining course fee can be spread across 12 monthly instalments of £785. Alternatively, pay in full and benefit from a 5% discount, making the course fee just £9,495.25.

VAT applies to course fees for UK applicants.


Upon successful completion, every student is awarded a Level 7 Diploma, a prestigious UK-accredited qualification that demonstrates your expertise in dentofacial orthopaedics and orthodontics.

The course has been meticulously crafted to meet all qualifying criteria and is designed to empower you with the knowledge and clinical expertise you need to provide top-tier dental care.

Diploma Entrance Requirements

To enrol in the Diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics (PG Dip.), successful candidates will meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a primary dental qualification (e.g., BDS or equivalent).
  • Minimum of one year’s clinical experience as a registered dental practitioner.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency (if English is not your first language).


Throughout the course, students will undergo assessment through three multiple-choice exams to evaluate their knowledge of the theoretical concepts covered in the course.

Join Our Global Dental Community Today

Enrol now for a world-class and internationally-recognised UK Diploma (PG Dip.) in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics.


How do I study orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics at the London Dental Institute?

The course is 100% online. Students access our bespoke and interactive e-learning platform with online lectures, webinars, and practical techniques. As well as this, the course is supplemented by our remote sessions – Live Study Clubs. In these sessions, students can ask questions, interact with their tutor, and gain a live understanding of challenging topics. Although these are held live, students can access recordings of them to catch up or review via their profile on the VLE.

What qualification will I be awarded?

Upon completion, students receive the LDi Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics (PG Dip. Ortho), accredited as Level 7 by EduQual Level 7, a globally recognised UK qualifications regulator.

What will my qualification mean?

Graduates gain theoretical and practical skills to enhance their orthodontic careers. Note that this is not a specialist fixed orthodontics training programme, and local requirements for orthodontic treatment may vary.

What are the application requirements for Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics?

The programme requires a primary dental qualification (e.g., BDS or equivalent) and provides complete dental registration documentation. Internet access is necessary for online learning, and students are expected to be actively working in a general practice or clinical practice.


Unlike other dental schools in the UK, including the Royal Colleges, there is no requirement to submit a personal statement with your application. In addition, we welcome students without UK visas to our 100% remote course.

Will I be treating live patients when I study Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics?

As a remote learning provider, we cannot provide supervised clinical treatment in a university dental hospital or other institution. However, students are encouraged to treat patients in their clinic/office during the course. Relevant clinical training specific to cases is then shared via the Virtual Learning Environment.

Do I need to travel to the UK to study with the London Dental Institute?

While we would love to welcome you to our face-to-face conference in London, travel to the UK is not required for the course.

What are the benefits of enrolling in 100% online orthodontics courses?

Opting for a 100% online orthodontics course offers several advantages. Participants can access course materials and lectures anytime, anywhere, allowing them to balance their studies with other personal and professional commitments. Choosing 100% online study eliminates the need for physical attendance, commuting, and associated expenses, making it a cost-effective and time-efficient option for learners to study with the London Dental Institute.

Do I need a student visa to study at the LDi?

As the courses are 100% online study, there is no need to attain a Student visa.

Do I need to pay tuition fees straight away?

You can either pay your tuition fees in the full amount or pay them in monthly instalments. The first payment is due when you sign up for the orthodontics course.

Join the Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (PG Dip.) today!