Orthodontic Therapy

Trinity College Dublin


Course Name Orthodontic Therapy
Course Provider Trinity College Dublin
Course Code 87695 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Higher Education Direct Entry
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major University of Dublin Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Duration 12 months
Entry Requirements

Expand+Check Dental School website in early January for course information and how to apply: See: www.tcd.ie/dental

Applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites: „

Dental Hygiene or Dental Nursing qualification „

Current registr...

Number of Places Places in 2018: 8
Course Content

Expand+What is an Orthodontic Therapist?
Orthodontic therapists are registered dental healthcare professionals who carry out certain parts of orthodontic treatment. These are treatments which may only be carried out under the supervision of a dentist regis...

Subjects Taught Your degree and what you’ll study

The course covers the following modules delivered over 12 months:

Professional Development, Biomedical Sciences, Principles of Orthodontics, Orthodontic Records, Communication and Patient Motivation, Removable Orthodontic Appliances, Fixed Orthodontic Appliances.

Assessment Method Assessment: Students are required to complete a portfolio of experience which includes;

(A) a clinical logbook, two case presentations and five interim tests/assignments, and three written examinations

(B) a final examination which consists of a clinical case, an oral examination, a written examination and an OSCE.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career opportunities
The Professional Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy conferred by Trinity entitles graduates to register immediately after graduation as an orthodontic therapist on the Register of the Irish Dental Council.

Most orthodontic therap...

Further Enquiries GET IN TOUCH!
Contact: Course Administrator:
Natalie McGettigan
Email: natalie.mcgettigan@dental.tcd.ie
Tel: +353 1 612 7361