PG Cert Ortho is launching in Scotland

06 November, 2023 / infocus
 Will Peakin  

A Scotland-based Post Graduate Certificate Orthodontics for General Practice (PG Cert Ortho) is being launched by identiti  in the spring of 2024.

The qualification is designed for GDP’s who want to build a successful orthodontic addition to their book but with the reassurance, back up and support of a specialist. This is open to those who have little or no experience of fixed orthodontics.

Based in Glasgow, it also eliminates the cost and inconvenience of travelling south of the border to gain the qualification. The course will be run by Specialist Orthodontist Andrew McGregor at Park Orthodontics with the support of Orthodontic Therapist Rachel King.

The ongoing support is crucial for anyone wanting to get serious about their orthodontics

In addition to the PG Certificate, once Andrew has finished the 12 days he hands over to Specialist Orthodontist Rob Slater, where delegates can continue at their own pace and complete an additional six days and gain their PG Diploma in Orthodontics for General Practice.

“I’ve been teaching the PG Cert Ortho for identiti in Bristol for a few years now, attracting delegates from all over the UK and Ireland,” said Andrew, “and we are really excited to now be launching in Scotland.”

Comprising 12 intensive study days, delegates will diagnose, treatment plan and deliver safe and effective treatment with supervision of a team of specialist orthodontists.

“It’s about supporting dentists to understand the fundamentals of orthodontics, diagnosis, treatment planning and, in particular, treatment mechanics,” added Andrew.

“No one case is the same, so a lot of it is about case discussion; figuring things out as a group. It’s one of the things that I love about orthodontics; the problem-solving side of it and bringing everyone else onboard.

“We’re looking at 10 to 12 people in a room at any one time, with a lot of interaction, a lot of questions and small group exercises. We promote critical evaluation, but no delegate feels left out and there’s no such thing as a stupid question. It has more of a study group atmosphere, rather than formal lectures.

“Rachel is a revelation, in terms of her understanding of the mechanics, the treatment provision and patient management, and she adds just another dimension.

“At the same time, delegates themselves are mutually supportive, exchanging ongoing thoughts and insights in dedicated online groups. And if there isn’t an answer in the group chat, then myself, Rachel or someone at identiti can step in.

“No-one is left feeling abandoned once they have completed the course. The ongoing support is, I think, crucial for anyone wanting to get serious about their orthodontics.”

Support continues after the course with all cases sent into identiti’s lab being reviewed by a specialist before receiving the go-ahead and with lab clients having free access to identiti’s online forum where further support and advice is available from their specialists as cases progress. Delegates are encouraged to bring along their own cases to treatment plan and present as they progress.

The cost of the course is £8,300 with a deposit of £1,100 – but for Scottish Dental readers the deposit is discounted to £600 (email to receive a discount link). Remainder of fees to be paid in an interest free payment plan over 12 months.

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Discount for SD readers

The cost of the course is £8,300 (No VAT) with a deposit of £1,100 – but for Scottish Dental magazine readers identiti has discounted the deposit to £600* (email to receive a discount link).

To find out more and book visit the course page over on the identiti UK website.

*Terms and conditions apply. The remainder of course fees to be paid in an interest-free payment plan over 12 months.

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