ORTHODONTICS COURSES

Study for your Diploma in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics (PG Dip.)

In just 12 months, this world-leading online orthodontic training programme will provide you with the clinical skills and confidence required to provide superior patient care.

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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.

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Course overview

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

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

The titlepage of the postgraduate diploma in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics.
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How will the PG Dip. programme benefit me?

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

Learn an evidence-based approach to providing orthodontic treatments in general practice

Gain confidence with clinically-directed teaching on the cases you will be treating in your own practice

Begin treating cases straight away with 1:1 clinical support from our expert team of clinical tutors

Directly increase your income through the provision of high value orthodontic treatments

Flexible study delivered through innovative digital learning and contemporary teaching methods

Gain membership of a global community of like-minded colleagues

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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 programme, 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 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 / The biological basis of orthodontics

In this foundational unit, you’ll dive into embryology, face, and jaw growth and development. Understanding the biology of tooth movements in orthodontics will be the cornerstone of this unit. Modules include The Biological Basis of Orthodontics, Clinical Research Skills, critical appraisal of research, and Orthodontic Materials Science.

Unit 2 / Principles of orthodontic assessment and diagnosis

Building on your knowledge, this unit lays the groundwork for precise problem identification, case diagnosis, and formulating an effective treatment plan. Modules include the Principles of Orthodontic Assessment and Diagnosis, Clinical Photography, Cephalometry, Treatment Planning and Tooth Movement.

Unit 3 / Orthodontic appliances

In Unit 3, explore the world of modern orthodontic appliances, including fixed, removable, functional appliances and revolutionary clear aligners. This unit includes an Introduction to Fixed Appliances, an overview of Orthodontic Appliances, Self-Ligated Braces, Lingual Orthodontics and the first Clear Aligners (I) module.

Unit 4 / The foundations of orthodontic treatment

Unit 4 emphasises the treatment of various malocclusions, encompassing Class I, II, and III, and addressing vertical and horizontal issues like open bite and asymmetries, with a strong emphasis on retention and ensuring long-term case stability.

This unit comprises various teaching modules, including Foundations of Orthodontic Treatment, Advanced Orthodontic Treatment, Growing Patients, Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS), Digital Orthodontics, and Orthodontic Retention.

Unit 5 / Advanced treatment mechanics

Expanding your expertise, this unit covers advanced techniques, biomechanics, diagnosis and management of impacted teeth. The unit includes an Introduction to Biomechanics, Advanced Treatment Mechanics and the second module on Clear Aligners (II).

Unit 6 / Adult and multidisciplinary treatment

The final unit focuses on the complexities of orthodontic treatment in adults, with clinical work addressing temporomandibular disorders (TMD), periodontal concerns, and the interplay with restorative dentistry. In this unit, expect to study Adult Orthodontic Treatment, Surgical Considerations and complete the final module on Clear Aligners (III). This unit will also cover Marketing an Orthodontic Practice.

Meet our faculty

We are proud that our faculty is made up of a team of world-leading educators and experts in the Orthodontic field. Our tutors and lecturers share their valuable expertise on our programmes to support dentists worldwide deliver the best treatments for their patients.

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Experience the VLE

The Dentofacial Orthopaedics and Orthodontics course is taught remotely in our cutting-edge Virtual Learning Environment.

With space for our community, 24 hour access to the modules, and a comprehensive case discussion portal, the VLE is your ticket to streamlined online learning.

Dr. Lida Gamble teaching a lecture.

I’m very excited to be teaching for the LDi and virtually meeting so many dentists from around the world as part of this fantastic course. I’m looking forward to teaching the subject of Cephalometry, and sharing some of the tips and tricks I have learned!”

“I’m very excited to be teaching for the LDi and virtually meeting so many dentists from around the world as part of this fantastic course. I’m looking forward to teaching the subject of Cephalometry, and sharing some of the tips and tricks I have learned!”

DR. LIDA GAMBLE, LDi TUTOR

TESTIMONIALS

Hear from our alumni

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Join our global dental community today

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

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Download the app

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Study on the go and build relationships with dental professionals from around the world. Free to download, our mobile app means you can take the LDi anywhere.

Dr. Nadia Ahmed smiles as she thinks about how excited she is to teach the next LDi course.

I am really looking forward to meeting the students virtually in order to share my passion for orthodontics and to be able to help them on their journey to learn more and to deliver orthodontic care wherever they are in the world.”

“I am really looking forward to meeting the students virtually in order to share my passion for orthodontics and to be able to help them on their journey to learn more and to deliver orthodontic care wherever they are in the world.”

DR. NADIA AHMED, LDi TUTOR

Our programme partners

The London Dental Institute is happy to invite select partners to the programme, who work collaboratively to ensure our students enjoy a world-class dental education.

Course fee

£9,995

+VAT for UK applicants

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.

Qualification

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 course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a primary dental qualification (e.g., BDS or equivalent).
  • Hold a minimum of one year’s experience as a registered dental practitioner.

Assessment

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

Our reviews

  • I have made a lot of good decisions in my life but enrolling with LDI was the best decision I have ever made.

    Hileni Bokkie Avatar Hileni Bokkie
    February 12, 2024

    My time as a student of the London Dental institute was amazing. It was intense, however, thanks to the concepts I have learnt in the school, my confidence in delivering Orthodontic treatment to my patients has greatly increased. Our lecturers were well detailed in expounding the concepts.

    Oliver Dieke Avatar Oliver Dieke
    February 12, 2024
  • It is a wonderful program. It is a very valuable organization that has been thought trough in detail and worked with professionals. It has been very beneficial to me and my patients professionally. I recommend it to those who have the opportunity.

    Dt.Fehmi Bora Şariç Avatar Dt.Fehmi Bora Şariç
    February 12, 2024

    I am thrilled to share my review of the Diploma in Orthodontics and Orthopedics, a program that has profoundly reshaped my career trajectory. Prior to enrolling, my practice primarily focused on short-term orthodontics for adults. However, since completing the course, I have expanded my scope to include a diverse range of patients, spanning conventional orthodontic treatments for both adults and children. I have particularly relished the orthopedic segment of the course, integrating these principles into practice by treating a broad spectrum of patients with functional appliances. Embracing high-quality orthodontics alongside orthopedic jaw development has enabled me to minimize the necessity for extraction orthodontics, a transformation I find immensely rewarding. The online case-based discussions have been exceptional, providing invaluable confidence as I embarked on my initial cases. The personalized 1:1 clinical advice has been instrumental in honing my skills. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the London Dental Institute for orchestrating this pivotal shift in my dental career, steering it towards a more fulfilling and impactful direction.

    May Bassett Avatar May Bassett
    February 12, 2024
  • Dear friends i attended ORTHODONTICS AND MAXILLO FACIAL ORTHOPAEDİC program for one year online.I am very glad from the education i had. Doctors and edicational videos were wonderful. Also you can share your cases and take advices.The only negative thing after 2 years u have to pay monthly for the access to videos

    World of Melike Avatar World of Melike
    February 12, 2024

    I enrolled in the Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics March last year and am close to completion. Though mostly online, there is a practical kit sent, so that those who are unfamiliar and have a good idea and be equipped to start. Thoroughly enjoyed this course, with experts in the field collaborating to provide world class education. Plenty of opportunity to discuss your cases and apply the knowledge into real world practice.

    Yeephang Wong Avatar Yeephang Wong
    February 12, 2024
  • I am thrilled to share my review of the Diploma in Orthodontics and Orthopedics, a program that has profoundly reshaped my career trajectory. Prior to enrolling, my practice primarily focused on short-term orthodontics for adults. However, since completing the course, I have expanded my scope to include a diverse range of patients, spanning conventional orthodontic treatments for both adults and children. I have particularly relished the orthopedic segment of the course, integrating these principles into practice by treating a broad spectrum of patients with functional appliances. Embracing high-quality orthodontics alongside orthopedic jaw development has enabled me to minimize the necessity for extraction orthodontics, a transformation I find immensely rewarding. The online case-based discussions have been exceptional, providing invaluable confidence as I embarked on my initial cases. The personalized 1:1 clinical advice has been instrumental in honing my skills. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the London Dental Institute for orchestrating this pivotal shift in my dental career, steering it towards a more fulfilling and impactful direction.

    May Bassett Avatar May Bassett
    February 12, 2024
  • I have made a lot of good decisions in my life but enrolling with LDI was the best decision I have ever made.

    Hileni Bokkie Avatar Hileni Bokkie
    February 12, 2024
  • I've been learning a lot! The admin team is also very responsive and do their beat to help make sure that all your needs have been addressed, I once needed assistance with my payments and they were very helpful ( Shout out to Sophie and her team) I'm more a visual person, i prefer videos or lectures and I was so glad to find plenty of videos which come with course outline. Some videos can be a little long though so you may want to adjust the speed if you prefer it. Otherwise no regrets here!

    Tendai Grace Mayimbo Avatar Tendai Grace Mayimbo
    February 12, 2024
  • Dear friends i attended ORTHODONTICS AND MAXILLO FACIAL ORTHOPAEDİC program for one year online.I am very glad from the education i had. Doctors and edicational videos were wonderful. Also you can share your cases and take advices.The only negative thing after 2 years u have to pay monthly for the access to videos

    World of Melike Avatar World of Melike
    February 12, 2024
  • My time as a student of the London Dental institute was amazing. It was intense, however, thanks to the concepts I have learnt in the school, my confidence in delivering Orthodontic treatment to my patients has greatly increased. Our lecturers were well detailed in expounding the concepts.

    Oliver Dieke Avatar Oliver Dieke
    February 12, 2024

FAQs

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 London Dental Institute 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.

FAQs

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 London Dental Institute 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.

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