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Orthodontist

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Orthodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry concerned with the growing jaw, teeth and face. Orthodontists treat their patients, mostly children and teenagers, by straightening irregular teeth and other problems associated with the developing jaws, usually by fitting either fixed or removable braces to teeth.

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Pay

For a qualified orthodontist, the salary can begin at around £40,000 a year. Experienced NHS consultants can earn up to £100,000 a year or more. In a private practice the income will depend on the number of patients and the hours worked.

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
2160
3.4 %
FALL
2022
2089
  United Kingdom
2017
18917
0.3 %
FALL
2022
18868

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More Information

Students starting their dentistry degree from 2017/18 may be eligible for the new Dental Student Support Grant (DSSG). This provides £4,000 each year for those whose annual household income is less than £34,000 a year. They must commit to working in NHS Dentistry in Scotland after graduation. Full information will be available in August 2017 on the http://www.mygov.scot/ website.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Dental Association (BDA)
Tel: 01786 476040
Website: http://www.bda.org
Twitter: @TheBDA

British Orthodontic Society
Tel: 020 7353 8680
Website: http://www.bos.org.uk
Twitter: @BOSbraces
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishOrthodonticSociety

General Dental Council
Tel: 020 7167 6000
Website: http://www.gdc-uk.org/
Twitter: @GDC_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeneralDentalCouncil/

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