Scotland-based Certificate Orthodontics for General Practice launches second cohort

20 June, 2024 / infocus
 Will Peakin  

After being launched by identiti  in the spring of 2024 and with a sell-out first course, a Scotland-based Certificate Orthodontics for General Practice is now taking bookings for the second cohort.

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 of Park Orthodontics in Glasgow.

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 Diploma in Orthodontics for General Practice.

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,” said 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 12 to 15 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.

“At the same time, delegates themselves are mutually supportive, exchanging ongoing thoughts and insights in dedicated online groups.

“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.

There is an Open Evening at Park Orthodontics, Glasgow on Wednesday 11 September where you can ‘Meet the Team’ and find out more about the course.

The cost of the course is £8,300 with a deposit of £1,100. Remainder of fees to be paid in an interest free payment plan over 12 months. Email Jackie at for more information.

The dates are:

  • 14/15 Nov 2024
  • 16/17 Jan 2025
  • 6/7 March 2025
  • 24/25/26 April 2025
  • 12/13/14 June 2025

Tags: Orthodontics in Scotland

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