Level 4 Orthodontic Therapist Apprenticeship | South Bank Colleges
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Is this course for you?

The broad purpose of the occupation is to become a registered professional who fits, adjusts and removes braces to patient’s teeth, working to the prescription of an orthodontist or dentist competent in orthodontics. They provide holistic advice on maintaining oral and general health for patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment.

What experience and skills will you gain?

Please see some of the knowledge and skills achieved. Note that this is a selected list.

  • The principles of an evidence-based approach to learning, clinical and professional practice
  • Ways to maintain your professional knowledge and competence
  • The principles of clinical decision making and your role in the decision-making process
  • What is meant by patient-centred care, the importance of safeguarding and your duty of care, the signs of abuse or neglect including local and national systems and ways to raise concerns where appropriate
  • The scientific principles of medical ionizing radiation and statutory regulations
  • Current health and safety policy legislation related to your role as an orthodontic therapist
  • Adhere to legal and ethical responsibilities in line with General Dental Council requirements, taking responsibility for the integrity of own actions and completed work recognising the limits of your competence and experience
  • Identify normal and abnormal facial growth, physical, mental and dental development