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Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy (DipOT)

The Orthodontic Therapy Course 2025-2026

The FDS offers this highly-regarded diploma course enabling students to gain professional accreditation.

The Yorkshire Orthodontic Therapy Course is designed to train students as orthodontic therapists.

To complete the diploma, participants are required to undertake an approved training programme and a final assessment.

  • £13,000.00
  • 365 year
  • 120.00 CPD Points
365 year
120.00 CPD Points


This GDC-approved course is aimed at qualified orthodontic nurses and dental care professionals (DCPs) who wish to treat orthodontic patients in the UK and develop their clinical and academic skills.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this course, you will be:

  • Eligible to take the final assessment;
  • Practice the skills required by the General Dental Council to operate orthodontics as an orthodontic therapist upon successful completion on the examination;
  • Become an accredited orthodontic therapist.


The one-year course is delivered in two parts:

  • An initial four-week core course at Leeds Dental Institute taught by leading consultants, orthodontic specialists and orthodontic therapy tutors. This is followed by eight additional study days in various locations.
  • Workplace training in an approved orthodontic practice or hospital orthodontic practice.

Find out more about the diploma assessment

Application Form

Please download the Application form here or contact Emma Jones on

Additional information

Course content

You will cover a variety of topics during this course, including:

  • Patient care, including assessment, treatment plans, patient management and disease identification/education
  • Communication with patients, colleagues and the wider healthcare community
  • Professionalism, including ethical and legal obligations, teamwork and development of yourself and other
  • Management and leadership

When does the next diploma start?


Diploma fees

The cost of the course is £13,000 and is non-refundable.

How to apply

There are 12 places available each year and admission will be by competitive entry.

Application form

Orthodontic Therapy logbook

The Orthodontic Therapy course has a website for trainees, trainers, orthodontic therapy tutors and course directors to access their online logbooks. Use your username and password to log on.

Orthodontic Therapy web links

Orthodontic National Group

Booking Options

Royal College Of Surgeons Courses

United Kingdom

01 Jun 2024
19 Apr 2025

Here is an overview of the programme


Pricing notes:

Full price: £13000.00

Course Fees:

Please note, we usually require full payment upon booking. Please note that there is a fixed cancellation charge of 10%. Cancellations made 4 weeks prior to a course will result in no refund. While we make every effort to run courses as advertised, we reserve the right to change the timetable and /or the teaching staff without prior notice and to cancel any courses without liability - in which case there will be a full refund of course fees to participants.

United Kingdom


Leeds Uni
United Kingdom
020 78696812
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