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.
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
- 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.
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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.
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
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International51500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 51500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National23000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
UK government postgraduate loans
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments. The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status. (Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.)
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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