Orthodontic therapy programmes and qualifications

Listed are details of qualifications leading to registration with the GDC as an orthodontic therapist, and the schools that offer these programmes.

Registering with the GDC

If you wish to register with us, please check that your qualification is listed below. If it is, you can then apply for registration. If you hold an older qualification, not listed below, please check our list of historic qualifications or contact us.

If you have qualified outside the UK, please check your route to registration.

Inspection reports

Under the details for each school are the most recent GDC inspection reports for each programme. Please note that the first report for a programme will not be published until the year the first cohort graduates, or later if an on-going sufficiency decision cannot be given at that point. At the end of each report are observations received from the school on the contents of the report and any requirements and recommendations made by the GDC.

School for Dentistry​
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy

The qualification is awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

King's Health Partners programme report plus observations 2014

South Wales Orthodontic Therapy Programme
​The Central Manchester Foundation Trust
​School of Medicine & Dentistry
​Postgraduate Dental Education Unit