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CPD Approx.1:30 Hours

P216 Orthodontic Appliances, Retention & Training

Speakers:Dr Shravan Tewary BDS MFDS PGCert(Ortho) MCGDentProf. Ross Hobson BDS, MDS, PhD, FDS, MDOrth (RCPS), FDS (RCS Ed), FDS (RCS Eng), SFHEA

  • About This Course

This recorded webinar is the third in a three part series series and it discusses orthodontic retention and why it is required. Presented in collaboration with the College of General Dentistry and led by specialist orthodontist Prof Ross Hobson,  this series explores the possibilities and limitations of orthodontic treatment with fixed braces, alongside giving an insight into the CGDent Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics, delivered by the College’s Trusted Provider, IAS Academy.

These recorded webinars are educationally focused, breaking down an incredibly wide subject into understandable and manageable sessions.

Find out more about the CGDent Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics


This course aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of orthodontic appliances, retention and training.


 During this course learners will be able to:

  • Explain why retention is required.
  • Discuss which types of retention appliance are available.
  • Discuss how to select an appropriate appliance and how to maintain retainers.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • The limitations of orthodontic treatment with fixed braces.
  • Orthodontic appliances, retention and training.

GDC Development Outcomes

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