The postgraduate Orthodontic Course run by the Yorkshire & Humber Deanery is centred in Leeds and is recognized as one of the most popular and high profile courses in the UK. The great strength of the course is that there is a real enthusiasm for training across the whole region, with enthusiastic and committed consultants with a desire to provide the very highest quality of contemporary orthodontic training.
"We pride ourselves on the very high quality of our orthodontic postgraduate course. We are fortunate to have a large number of orthodontic clinicians in the region who really enjoy teaching and, as a result, the course keeps going from strength to strength."
Simon Littlewood, Training Programme Director
Please see details of the Open Day in the Recruitment section below.
The orthodontic postgraduate course is focused on producing high quality clinical training supported by the best available evidence. There is a strong didactic approach to teaching, with regular small group teaching lead by consultants. In addition to the usual supervision on clinics, there are additional treatment-planning, again lead by consultants, before clinics start. The seminar teaching is also supported by a smaller problem-based learning projects and online aspects. To find out out about the teaching staff click on MEET THE TEAM
The centre has lots of experience in supervision of masters projects and many of the previous students have been awarded national prizes for these projects. The students undertake a 2 years Masters of Science (by research) at the University of Leeds during the first 2 years of the 3-year programme. Additional training in research and statistics is also provided at the University of York by national experts in their field.
Recruitment to Orthodontic Postgraduate posts in 2013 will be undertaken on a national basis. Please see the following website for full details of how and when to apply: www.copdend.org.uk. London Deanery are hosting national recruitment in 2013, click for specific details.
Specialty Trainee (Post-CCST training) Appointment in Orthodontics
Reference number CCST/OR1
Health Education Yorkshire & the Humber (formerly The Yorkshire & Humber Postgraduate Deanery) are seeking to recruit to a vacancy for a Post CCST Specialty Trainee in Orthodontics. This popular and successful post is based between Leeds Dental Institute and regional district general hospitals. The post starts in Oct 2013
Applicants considering applying for this post on a Less than Full time (flexible Training) basis should initially contact the Postgraduate Dental Deans office in Leeds for a confidential discussion.
- Download application form
- Complete and return by email to email@example.com
- Please quote job reference CCST/OR1
Closing date for applications is 12:00pm on Friday 28th June 2013. Applications received after this date will not be considered. We will aim to acknowledge receipt of your application within 48 hours. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 16th July 2013
An Opportunity to visit the sites available on the training programme and an Open Day will take place on Monday 10th June 2013.
If you're interested in attending, please contact Bethan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
"During my three years as a specialist registrar the team were supportive and approachable. I found it really beneficial to receive supervision from a wide range of experienced consultants. I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking for a well organised, diverse training programme in a friendly setting."
Lian O'Dwyer SpR Leeds/Bradford 2002-2005
"The Leeds Postgraduate Orthodontic programme is contemporary,
stimulating, challenging and everyone strives to help you to achieve
the best you can. All levels of staff from the consultants, to the
other postgraduates are friendly and approachable and always happy to
advise. The Orthodontic programme here in Leeds comes highly
Tai Raja SpR Leeds/Bradford 2008-2011
"There is excellent training from a variety of Consultants in both the Dental Hospital and peripheral unit in a very supportive learning environment. It is great to have a breadth of teaching from a range of highly experienced enthusiastic Consultants. The course is a very well organized, with structured didatic teaching programme from the very start of the course. In addition the
research component of programme is well supported."
Nadia Ahmed StR Leeds/Bradford 2011-14
"The Leeds Orthodontic StR training program is very structured and well planned. Didactic teaching is facilitated further by the approachable nature of the consultants. Many topics are revisited through the NUC courses (Northern University Consortium). This enables StRs to meet their peers from other universities and be taught by consultants with expertise in each subspecialty of orthodontics."
Katherine Forde StR Leeds/York 2011-14
"The course is hard work without a doubt, but gives you a thorough training in all aspects of orthodontics from many clinicians and sources. If you make sure you are well organised from day 1 - it's ultimately rewarding and well worth it"
Mick Amos SpR Leeds/York 2007-2010
"I have very much enjoyed my Specialty Registrar training at Leeds. Both the clinical and academic teaching is exemplary and the department provides a friendly environment in which to work."
Harmeet Dhaliwal SpR Leeds/Seacroft, 2007-2010
Recent prize winners
- Saab Nandhra, StR at Leeds & Bradford 2009-2012, (2012) - best research presentation at BOS
- Saab Nandhra, StR at Leeds & Bradford 2009-2012, (2012) MOrth Gold medal winner
Prizes & awards of previous students on the course
- Mark Allen (2011) BOC 1st prize for a research poster presentation
- Tumadher Al-Musfir (2011) BOC 1st prize for a research poster presentation at the British Orthodontic Conference
- Saab Nandhra (2011) Best research study protocol
- Joanne Russell (2009) Master project awarded Best Scientific paper in Journal of Orthodontics
- Andrew Shelton (2009) MOrth best cases prize
- Harmeet Dhaliwal (2008) Best audit poster at BOC
- Lian O'Dwyer (2008) MOrth medal for best performance in final exam
- Stephen Cotter (2007) MOrth medal for best performance in final exam
- Megan Hatfield (2005) MOrth medal for best performance in final exam
- Fiona Jenkins (2005) Best research study protocol
- Nadine Houghton (2005) MOrth best cases prize
- Herman Uys (2004) MOrth best cases prize
- Jean Brennan (2003) Best UTG presentation
"I really loved the Orthodontic programme run by the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. It is a really well structured course and prepares you well for the exam. Would I do it again knowing what I know now ? DEFINITELY"
Wendy Rayner, SpR Leeds / Wakefield, 2008-2011