Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy (Dip.Ortho Ther RCSEd)

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Applications are now closed for the 2022 course. Applications for the 2023 training programme are expected to open December 2023. Contact the school for more information and to register your interest. This course is aimed at Registered Dental Care Professionals who work exclusively in an Orthodontic Dental Practice and have the support of a Trainer who is registered as a specialist orthodontist on the GDC practioner's list. The theoretical and practical teaching is delivered over a 45 week period.

Course outline & entry requirements:


Orthodontic therapy students must be dental care professionals registered with the GDC and have attained one year of full time or equivalent post qualification experience.

Students will be working exclusively in an orthodontic practice with adequate UOAs (or equivalent) to achieve the requisite clinical competencies.
Specific Dental Care Professional roles are as follows:-

• Dental nurses

• Dental hygienists

• Dental therapists

• Dental technicians should demonstrate APL of an understanding of clinical dental sciences, patient management and surgery protocols including cross infection

Enhanced DBS checks
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and produce the original current document.

You will be required to obtain appropriate professional indemnity throughout your period of training. It is the trainer’s responsibility to ensure this is implemented.

The Award:
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Attainment of this qualification allows registration with the GDC as a fully qualified orthodontic therapist who is permitted to work under the supervision and guidance of a specialist orthodontist.



For further information please contact the course administrator Wayne Thomas

Tel: 0161 272 5670

Email: wayne.thomas@mft.nhs.uk   admin.dcp@mft.nhs.uk 

Application Form: Orthodontic Therapy 2022 Application Form