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CPD Approx.2:00 Hours

P116 Contemporary Orthodontic Treatment Options

Speakers: Sally WalkerDr Peter Huntley BDS (Hons) MSc FDS DOrth MOrth RCS (Eng)

  • About This Course

In collaboration with BOS (British Orthodontic Society), this is the fourth webinar in a series of five designed for General Dental Practitioners, but especially suitable for recently qualified dentists and those new to working in UK general practice.

The course will boost your skills in orthodontic diagnosis and referral. It will also demonstrate what orthodontics can offer you and your patients, by providing you with an overview of the scope of contemporary orthodontic treatment, including ‘quick’ orthodontic systems.

Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of orthodontic appliance systems and how they combine with operator skill and patient cooperation is critical to providing safe and effective orthodontic treatment. Whist there are more diverse and effective appliance systems than ever before that provide powerful and exciting treatment options, there is thus also a bewildering array of choice.

This recorded webinar starts with an an overview of the major appliance systems, outlining their strengths and weaknesses. It then moves on to illustrate how cooperation and communication between the general practitioner and orthodontist can increase treatment choices and enhance outcomes for restorative challenges. Finally, it discusses the role of the GDP in the management of retention and highlight some of the problems and challenges that can arise. 


This course aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of contemporary orthodontic appliance systems and how orthodontics can help practitioners in general practice. 


  Learners will be able to:

  • Recognise the range of contemporary orthodontic treatment options available and confidently discuss these with their patients.
  • Understand the systems available, and outline their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Understand the scope of available contemporary orthodontic treatments.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will gain an understanding of:

  • The range of contemporary orthodontic treatment options available and be confident to discuss these with your patients.
  • The appliance systems, outlining their advantages and disadvantages.
  • The scope of contemporary orthodontic treatment, including 'quick' orthodontic systems.

GDC Development Outcomes

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