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The University of Edinburgh: Orthodontics

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Clinical Sciences
Study type Taught


Who is this programme for?

This degree is for dentists wishing to train as specialists in Orthodontics.

The DClinDent in Orthodontics is a three-year, full-time programme which enables you to develop, consolidate and enhance your range of academic and clinical competencies.

The programme 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.


Edinburgh. Extraordinary futures await.

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 22nd in the 2024 QS World University Rankings.

Our position as one of Britain’s leading research universities was reaffirmed by the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 90% of our research activity classified as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

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