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MSc (Clin) Orthodontics / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

Career opportunities

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 the 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.

In recent years, many of our students have graduated with distinction and some have received the gold medal for best performance in the MOrth RCS examinations.

Accrediting organisations

This MSc is recognised by the UK Royal Colleges as contributing towards the requirements of the Diploma of Membership in Orthodontics examination. You are advised to contact the Royal Colleges directly to ensure your experience prior to starting the course will be valid for entry to this examination.

Please note that these training programmes do not have UK National Training Numbers (NTNs). Unless you currently hold a substantive NHS Speciality Registrar contract, you will not be eligible for a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in the UK (CCST) and therefore not be eligible for direct entry to the UK Specialist List in Orthodontics.

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