Which orthodontic training path is right for you?

If you’ve made up your mind to pursue orthodontics, you now have a difficult choice to make. If you want to commit the rest of your career to orthodontics alone, you might need to start thinking about leaving general dentistry and return to study on a full-time basis for three years. Full time orthodontic residency programmes are designed to completely immerse students in the subject and make them experts in their field, but it does come at a significant

Not only are full time orthodontic residency programmes expensive to attend, but you also have to consider that you’ll have to leave general dentistry while you study for your new qualifications. Not only will this mean that you need to sacrifice that monthly pay packet, you’ll also miss out on any opportunities for in-house or part-time training that could be undertaken without the need for you to hand in your letter of resignation.

However, there is a different route that is proving popular with those who want to continue working in general dentistry without having to limit their service offering to just orthodontics alone.

Delivered using a blend of online learning and residential teaching blocks, our Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics programme takes place over a period of just 12 months.

Designed to teach orthodontics to a high level, this course has been built on a solid foundation of evidence-based practice and scientific research.

Not only will you learn how to achieve excellent clinical results and be able to add a lucrative new service to your current skillset, the ability to also learn while you earn is proving to be very popular with both international and UK based students who are keen to maintain a work-life balance through their career.

With ongoing support from an experienced team of practitioners and teaching staff, the online learning element can be completed from home in your spare time, meaning that you can continue working in your current role and reduce the financial burden that full-time study creates.

The residential teaching blocks also offer the opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and build relationships with other students – both of which could prove invaluable during your career.

Continue to offer general dentistry and boost your bottom line with new orthodontic services in just 12 months while enjoying the support of other professionals working in the same industry.

For further information on our Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics programmes, click here.