This part-time course has been designed to promote awareness of modern orthodontics and its scope for use in primary care dental practice. It provides hands-on experience in orthodontic case assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment. It develops students' ability to critically appraise research papers and other specialised publications in the field.
A wide variety of educational tools are utilised including hands-on typodont sessions in our clinical skills laboratory. Small group interactive learning is facilitated in a structured manner. The lecturing team have vast experience in all clinical treatment modalities, including self-ligation mechanics such as The Damon system, lingual appliances, and the Invisalign appliance.
The MSc in Orthodontics is a modular training scheme created to equip students with specific expertise in the field of Orthodontics. The course allows General Dental Practitioners to pursue a flexible training pathway that can be taken over a period suited to individual requirements and circumstances. It is designed for dentists who wish to develop their skills in Orthodontics and/or who wish to develop a special interest in orthodontics. Primary Care Trusts may choose to contract with dentists with a special interest in Orthodontics (DIWSE) and this course covers all of the requirements for DIWSE recognition.
The course has been designed to provide students with tuition from a wide range of experts in the field of Orthodontics, together with advanced clinical training so that students are able to develop a proficiency in Orthodontics informed by evidence-based dentistry. The course also aims to enhance professional development supporting students to think creatively and independently, to solve problems, to exercise judgment, and to communicate clearly and effectively with patients and their colleagues.