Dr Beatrice Luciola of Beyond® Orthodontics and an alumni of the University of Manchester Turner Dental School, has become an orthodontic therapist trainer affiliated to this excellent teaching institution. She is proud to be part of this initiative created by the General Dental Council.
As part of the selection process a workplace inspection is carried out to ensure that the workplace training facilities are appropriate for the clinical training.
There are only 10 highly coveted places available per year and the candidates go through a structured interview process. The Orthodontic Therapist Trainer must be recognised by the General Dental Council and registered on the Orthodontic Specialist List held by the GDC.
The trainer takes full responsibility for the trainee’s actions and provides weekly training seminars. Dr Luciola’s role involves rigorous assessment of the trainee using a detailed logbook of procedures carried out by the trainee, evaluation of clinical competence and liaison with the course director.
The trainer attends a core course at the University of Manchester Turner Dental hospital and additional study days. They then embark on supervised workplace training in an approved orthodontic practice. Successful completion of assessments workplace training reports and clinical activity leads to an application to sit for the Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy examination offered by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in order to gain registration with the General Dental Council.
We congratulate the trainees on their deserved admission and look forward to their exciting start in the Specialist Orthodontic career pathway!