Orthodontic Speciality Training

There are a number of Specialist Registrar (StR) in Orthodontics training posts throughout the UK. If you are a UK/EU applicant, entry is competitive to these salaried posts and once accepted, you are allocated a unique National Training Number (NTN). StRs are paid monthly at the rates outlined in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in Public Health Medicine and the Community Health Service (England and Wales). Essential criteria for application include holding of a dental degree registered with the GDC and completion of a period of dental foundation/vocational training or the general professional training (GPT) scheme demonstrating experience in a range of dental specialties. The award of a postgraduate qualification (MFDS/MJDF/MFD) is advisable, as is undertaking audit, presentations and publications. The training programme is monitored by the Postgraduate Deaneries and Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC).

The following documents produced by the British Orthodontic Society contain more information and are available here to download:

A Guide to applying for a Specialist Registrar post in Orthodontics

Guidelines on Orthodontic Specialty Training in the UK

What does the programme entail?

The full-time programme is 3 years long and involves undertaking a university postgraduate degree.

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What are the costs?

The trainee is required to pay academic fees to the university

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As an orthodontic specialist, where can I work?

As an orthodontic specialist, you can provide orthodontic care within the primary care setting.

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How do I apply?

Deanery-approved posts are affiliated to the following universities and their associated dental schools and hospitals: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, King’s College London, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Queen Mary (University of London), Sheffield, UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

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Where can I find out more?

Ths section contains links to useful rsources for additional informaiton if you are considering specialisation in orthodontics

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