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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 £45,000 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
2018
2439
0.7 %
RISE
2023
2455
  United Kingdom
2018
19336
0.8 %
RISE
2023
19484

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More Information

The University of Dundee offers a unique three day Dental Insight programme running every June. To be eligible for a place you must be an S5 secondary school pupil studying in Scotland, and be on track to achieve the minimum entrance requirements to study dentistry at the University of Dundee.

Dental students in Scotland can apply for the 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 is available on the www.mygov.scot website.

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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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