Study cover for Orthodontics
Ph. D. On Campus


The University of Edinburgh

36 months
54200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The DClinDent in Orthodontics at The University of Edinburgh is a three-year, full-time programme which enables you to develop, consolidate and enhance your range of academic and clinical competencies.

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The DClinDent in Orthodontics at The University of Edinburgh  will enable independent and reflective practice at the standard of a specialist in orthodontics.

Specialist Advisory Committee

This programme is approved by the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) as part of the training programme in orthodontics.

This applies to UK trainees in possession of a National Training Number (NTN) awarded by the Postgraduate Dental Dean for Scotland.

Students from outside of the UK and Ireland are not normally given a National Training Number.

Membership Exam in Orthodontics

In undertaking this DClinDent programme in orthodontics, you are eligible to enter for the Membership Examination in Orthodontics (MOrth) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Career opportunities

Examples of career paths chosen by our past graduates include:

  • specialist practice (in the UK and overseas).
  • working as a speciality dentist, specialist or consultant in secondary care.
  • programme directors
  • lecturers
  • other roles within dental school infrastructure

We strongly encourage you to confirm how the DClinDent and MOrth awards are recognised in your country. This can be confirmed through regulatory bodies in your country of origin.

Programme Structure

The degree programme begins with an introductory period of core topics.

Following this, you will spend time in the laboratory to familiarise yourself with the facilities and the basics of:

  • wire-bending skills
  • appliance design
  • appliance construction and mechanics

This is followed by structured semesters of theoretical seminars and tutorials. Seminars are run on a Scotland-wide basis with contributions from staff in all four training institutions:

  • Glasgow Dental School
  • Edinburgh Dental Institute (EDI)
  • Dundee Dental School
  • Aberdeen Dental School

Teaching takes place in the Dundee and Glasgow Dental Schools, as well as in the EDI. This allows the students to meet for teaching and for personal and peer interaction.

The Scotland-Wide Orthodontic Programme (SWOP) of lectures, seminars and tutorials takes place every Friday in term time and continues throughout the year.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' post-qualification experience.

In addition to the above minimum entry requirements, the following attributes are desirable:

  • Possession of one or both parts of the of the MFDS, MFD, or MJDF examinations or part 1 of the M.Orth examination, of one of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of the UK and Ireland,
  • Experience of at least TWO different areas of dental practice (children's dentistry, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, etc),
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Experience of research
  • Presentations at conferences (posters or verbal)
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals – either as main author or co-author
  • Teaching experience

Protecting Vulnerable Groups

All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54200 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Home fees have still to be agreed

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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