Dentofacial Orthopaedics & Orthodontics Courses
Study for your
Postgraduate 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 26th January 2024
Next Course Starts on
25th January 2024
Why Choose Our PGDip Programme?
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics gives you access to industry-leading dental education from an international and experienced faculty, 100% remote.
Take cases immediately and receive case-specific support from our expert tutors.
Attend our Live Study Clubs via Zoom to meet your peers and get live teaching from our experienced Club leaders.
Upgrade your practical skill set with all the necessary tools delivered to your doorstep via our Practical Training Kit.
Options to visit London to attend a regular face-to-face workshop and discuss cases, perform practical exercises, and meet international dentists are available.
What's on this page?
The Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics 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.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics 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.
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.
- Orthodontic Assessment and Diagnosis
- The Biological Basis of Orthodontics
- Clinical Research Skills
- Clinical Photography
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
Explore the world of modern orthodontic appliances, including fixed, removable, functional appliances, and revolutionary clear aligners.
- Removable and Functional Appliances
- Clear Aligners I
- Clear Aligners II
- Detailing, Finishing and Retention
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.
- Temporary Anchorage Devices
- Digital Orthodontics
- CBCT in Orthodontics
- Class II & III
Expanding your expertise, this unit covers advanced techniques, biomechanics, diagnosis and management of impacted teeth.
- Growing Patients
- Adult 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.
- Advanced Orthodontic Treatment I
- Advanced Orthodontic Treatment II
- Surgical Considerations
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 Postgraduate 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, 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 Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip.) in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the courses are 100% online study, there is no need to attain a Student visa.
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 Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics today!