Postgraduate Diploma
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

(PG Dip)

Study for a UK Postgraduate Diploma

Starting 2021

A Unique Postgraduate Qualification

The Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics course is designed to teach orthodontics to a high level and has been built upon a solid foundation of evidence based practice and scientific research. Material from our orthodontic courses is available 24/7 and can be accessed at your convenience.

UK Accredited
Postgraduate Diploma

Mentoring Provided
by Expert Tutors

12 Month
Course Duration
 

Choose from
Blended Learning or
100% Online Study

A Unique Postgraduate Qualification

The Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics course is designed to teach orthodontics to a high level and has been built upon a solid foundation of evidence based practice and scientific research. Material from our orthodontic courses is available 24/7 and can be accessed at your convenience.

  • UK Accredited Postgraduate Diploma
  • Mentoring Provided by Expert Tutors
  • 12 Month Course Duration
  • Choose from Blended Learning or 100% Online Study
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Comprehensive Online Orthodontic Courses with Multiple Ways To Learn

The educational programme has been designed to cover Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics from entry level/beginner classes all the way through to advanced subjects and techniques. Topics are taught in a range of different formats, from online lectures, how to clinical guides, recorded video tutorials and live webinars to suit a variety of learning styles.

A wealth of educational content available 24/7

Access the orthodontic course when it’s convenient for you. Whether you want to refer back to a lecture, re-watch a webinar or enhance your skills by watching a video back again, all our teaching content is stored securely in your virtual learning environment for you to access when you want to.

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Live interactive webinars:
Learn from the experts!

 

In addition to the vast online orthodontic course content available you can also learn advanced techniques and discuss complex cases in our interactive webinar series. Meet your tutors and fellow students in our online webinar classes. All live webinars are recorded, so no need to worry if you miss one or want to re-watch.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics:
Online Learning Modules

Module 1

The Biological Basis of Orthodontics

The first module will introduce embryology, growth and development of the face and jaws. This will provide students with an understanding of the biology of tooth moments in orthodontics.

Module 2

Principles of Orthodontic Assessment and Diagnosis

This module will provide the foundations required for accurate problem identification, case diagnosis and treatment planning, including techniques for photography, radiography and cephalometric analysis.

Module 3

Orthodontic Appliances

Gain in depth knowledge of the appliances used in modern orthodontics, including fixed, removable, functional, clear aligners and lingual appliances. Learn to identify clinical situations and uses for each appliance, appropriate to cases in day to day clinical practice.

Module 4

The Foundations of Orthodontic Treatment

Explore the presentation and treatment of class I, II and III malocclusions. The module will also develop understanding on vertical and horizontal issues such as open bite and asymmetries.

Module 5

Advanced Treatment Mechanics

Build on the knowledge acquired from previous modules with teaching on advanced techniques, including TADS, biomechanics and impacted teeth. Retention, relapse and long-term stability of cases is explained.

Module 6

Adult and Multidisciplinary Treatment

The final module covers the common situations encountered when orthodontically treating adults. This will include TMD, periodontal concerns and management, as well as the orthodontic restorative interface.

Enhance your skills with a UK Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

  • Qualification: UK PG Dip Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  • Course Duration: 12 months online study
  • Course Fee: from £7,995
    (payable in installments)

Study for a UK Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip).

Ideal for International Students

Gain a UK accredited Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) from the comfort of your home or office!

Perfect for the Busy Dentist

Study at your convenience with online content available 24/7, enabling you to continue working while gaining your postgraduate qualification.

Flexible Payment Options

Tuition fees can either be paid in full or if it's easier for you, in installments during the orthodontic course.

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On Demand Lectures

Access online lecture content packed with detailed information from dental experts.

Interactive Live Webinars

Get to know your tutors and peers in our online webinar classes. All live webinars are recorded, so you can refer back to them whenever you want.

Exclusive Private Study Club

All students are given access to a private study group where you can get to know your colleagues from around the world, discuss topics further and receive private mentoring and coaching.

Key Features

UK PG Dip QUALIFICATION
Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma

Gain a UK accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics through either blended learning, combining online study with face to face teaching or through 100% online study.

ADVANCED
Online Learning Platform

Our bespoke online teaching platform is unique from other orthodontic courses and caters for a range of different learning styles and includes unique social features, designed for maximum engagement with your tutors and peers.

COMPREHENSIVE
Online Educational Resources

Get access to hundreds of hours of orthodontic courses, lectures, webinars, instructional videos, clinical guides and protocols to make your learning a success.

EXPERT
1-1 Mentoring For Your Cases

Learn to treat your own patients to an excellent standard. Our experts have vast experience teaching on orthodontic courses and are on hand to answer all your questions and guide you every step of the way.

Upgrade your experience with face to face training in London

All students have the option attend two intensive week-long face to face orthodontic courses held in London, UK. These are expected to be held in March and August 2021. This gives a great opportunity to meet the faculty and fellow students in an open learning environment. The online teaching will be supplemented with delegates learning advanced techniques and benefiting from hands on training from both UK and international experts.
The teaching blocks are designed to maximise your experience, whilst still keeping time away from practice to a minimum. Upgrading to include the residential training is optional and is not a requirement for the PG Diploma Qualification. Students may choose to complete online only training if it is their preference.

Frequently asked questions

The Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (PG Dip) is a 12 month part-time online training programme for both UK and International dentists.

The course is designed to teach orthodontics to a high level and has been built upon a solid foundation of evidence based practice and scientific research. Delivered by our team of knowledgeable and approachable specialists and lecturers, our PG Diploma course blends theoretical and practical knowledge in a range of channels to help build a rounded knowledge base and skill set for our students

Throughout the programme students will learn how to achieve excellent clinical results by following current diagnostic and clinical treatment concepts, and benefit from ongoing support from experts in the field of orthodontics. We hope that the knowledge and skills built during the course will give our students confidence to provide patients with safe, predictable and controlled results in their future treatments.

Students have 2 options for study.

1. Blended Learning – combining online study with two practical face to face teaching weeks held in London. This approach enables our students to gain their PG Diploma qualification with minimal time away from work.

2. 100% Online Study – the second study option is completely online, allowing student to gain their PG Diploma qualification without having to travel for training. 

Our bespoke online orthodontic course e-learning platform has been designed to ensure students have the best and most accessible distance learning experience. All our postgraduate students will have access to hundreds of hours of online lecture content packed with detailed information from dental experts. The lectures are released sequentially and are then available throughout the course so you can refer back to them at any time you want. 

We will delve deeper into specific topics, teach practical techniques and present treatment of complex cases during regular online live webinars. Most webinars last 1-2 hours with plenty of time for questions included. All live webinars are recorded, so no need to worry if you miss one or want to watch one again later.

Students will also be given access to a private discussion group where you can get to know your colleagues from around the world, discuss topics further and receive private mentoring and coaching if you require. There is no such thing as a stupid question and we actively encourage you to ask as many questions as you want, no query is too basic or too complex.

Following successful completion of the course, students will be officially awarded the LDi Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (PG Dip. Ortho). This course has been accredited as Level 7 by the official awarding body EduQual Level 7. EduQual is a regulated awarding body, approved by SQA-Accreditation, a globally-recognised national qualifications regulator in the UK.

Students will be taught both theoretical and practical skills, in order to further their skills and confidence in the orthodontic field. Our students should be able to use their knowledge to provide a grounding for a future career in orthodontics. It should be noted that this is not a specialist training programme. Students are advised to investigate the specific requirements for treating orthodontic patients within the country in which they intend to practise, as this may vary.

Applicants should hold a primary dental qualification (for example, BDS or equivalent). Documentation will need to be provided of this and of dental registration. Internet access is required for online learning . Students are expected to be actively working in general dental practice. Ideally, they will have attended some basic orthodontic courses and to have treated some simple orthodontic cases already to have a basic understanding of orthodontic treatments.

The course is taught in English therefore both written and spoken understanding of the English language is required. It is expected that applicants are of the equivalent proficiency to IELTS Level 7 (or equivalent). This will ensure that students are able to gain the most from their experience. For more information please see the IELTS homepage

https://www.ielts.org/

All orthodontic course teaching will be delivered online through a variety of teaching styles including lectures, webinars, and  demonstrations of relevant techniques. Students will be encouraged to start treating patients in their own clinic/office during the course and mentoring for clinical cases will be provided by course tutors.

All Postgraduate Diploma students have the option to attend two week-long face to face orthodontic courses/teaching blocks in London. Travel to London is optional and is not a requirement for the Diploma course.

Fees, Costs and Funding

PG Diploma Online Only

The cost for the orthodontic course is £7,995 + VAT (if applicable). This fee is fully inclusive of all online teaching material. Payment can be accepted via credit card directly, on our website or if bank transfer is preferred, we are able to supply details for this on request.

A non-refundable deposit of £495.00 (+ VAT) is required to secure your place on the course.

The balance is payable in 3 installments of £2,500.00 (+ VAT) required by the dates below.

Payment 1: 01/09/2020

Payment 2: 01/12/2020

Payment 3: 01/03/2021

PG Diploma London Residential Blocks (Optional)

If students choose to attend the face to face teaching residential blocks in London, then this supplemental cost is as below.

The cost for the 14 day residential course is £4000 + VAT (if applicable). This fee is fully inclusive of all teaching material, but exclusive of accommodation costs.

The dates of these residential weeks will be March and August 2021. This payable in 2 installments of £2000

Payment 1: 01/12/2020

Payment 2: 01/05/2021

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