Orthodontics is for dentists on a three-year Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) - approved training programme in orthodontics preparing for the MOrth examination of one of the Surgical Royal Colleges, or the Maltese equivalent. To provide a sound academic basis for orthodontic practice.
Academic and practical teaching that covers: all aspects of orthodontics diagnosis and care including normal development; growth modification; fixed, functional and retaining applicances and the biological principles of orthodontic tooth movement as well as multidisciplinary treatment involving orthognathic surgery and restorative dentistry. Participation in the related research programmes, including: laboratory materials investigations; clinical studies and biological investigations. Complies with the principles of Erasmus and supports the European Union directives on specialisation in orthodontics. For UK candidates, prepares you for the MOrth of one of the Royal Surgical Colleges.
EXTRA PROGRAMME INFORMATION
As we are seeking to identify your suitability for this clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical dental students at King's. Further information will be given should you choose to apply. Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work. This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment. If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.
NHS Hospital Trusts
The clinical component of the course may include sessions at some of the following hospital trusts. This is a unique aspect of the training on this course at King’s College London and provides the students with the opportunity for a very wide-based clinical experience. All departments have been visited as part of Quality Assurance of the university.
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust:
London SW17 0QT
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7QB
Queen Victoria Hospital
Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup
Kent DA14 6LT
Tel: 020 8302 2678
Royal Sussex County Hospital
William Harvey Hospital,
Medway Maritime Hospital
Croydon University Hospital
530 London Road
The Royal Surrey County Hospital
Professor Fraser McDonald
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Inter-Collegiate Board of the English and Glasgow Royal Surgical Colleges have approved the programme for award of the MOrth diploma after completion of specialist training. Candidates are able to conjointly take the MSc and MOrth Edinburgh in one sitting. Further details are available on request.
King's College London (in collaboration with University of Malta where appropriate)
A pathway linked to the joint degree with the University of Malta is available for specificed candidates, with students receiving teaching and undertaking clinical and research work in Malta
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Three years FT, October to September.
Guy's and Denmark Hill campuses. University of Malta for joint degree candidates.
Students use this programme for career development.
Year of entry 2013