Orthodontics MSc (Clin): 3-year course
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Orthodontics is a fascinating, stimulating specialty that offers a number of career opportunities. Orthodontists enjoy their clinical work and this can be undertaken in a specialist practice setting funded either through a state run scheme, eg. National Health Service (NHS), or in a private setting where treatment is funded directly by the patients.
Some countries adopt a third party payment system where all or part of the treatment cost is met by an insurance scheme.
In addition to their clinical role, many orthodontists also have an interest in teaching and research. These teaching roles can be part time in combination with clinical work or full time. In the research field, orthodontists have followed their specialist training with PhD study, and there are many examples of excellent orthodontic research teams in universities all over the world.
In the UK, consultant orthodontists play an active role in teaching and research, concentrate their clinical activity in multidisciplinary cases of high complexity and have an important role in management of the maxillofacial units in which they work.