Why most Orthodontic training is leaving dentists exposed and vulnerable

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This article is sponsored content brought to you by The OrthoED Institute.

Learning Orthodontics can be an exciting and rewarding career move for general dentists. However, most orthodontic training is leaving general dentists at risk by failing to deliver the level of tuition and support required to complete cases with confidence.

In a recent marketplace review, Dr Geoff Hall, Australia’s leading orthodontist, found that many Orthodontic training programs tie you to one system, philosophy or technique. 

“This is a problem,” Dr Hall adds. “We need comprehensive, principle-based learning so dentists can think for themselves, treat a range of cases and foresee problems. A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach simply doesn’t work for modern day Orthodontics.”

Who’s got your back?

Sadly, many Orthodontic training programs don’t provide enough support for real life cases, leaving dentists to figure it out alone and often, having to refer cases to a specialist, exposing them to a backlash from AHPRA. 

This makes support a key consideration for dentists looking to learn Orthodontics in 2022 and beyond . And it makes sense; without a safety net in place, it’s impossible to guarantee perfect outcomes for dentists and patients in the early stage of learning. 

Specialist tutors are essential for Orthodontic training

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Over the past 31 years, “Myth Busting” Orthodontist Dr Geoff Hall has completed over 11,000 cases and, through The OrthoED Institute, has taught over 800 dentists how to deliver orthodontic treatments with predictable outcomes. 

And it seems their students agree.  Ballarat dentist, Dr Becky Chen described OrthoED as “The best institute for any general dentist looking to increase their orthodontic skills and knowledge”.  Hobart dentist, Dr Jim Rushton said “I’ve done lots of post grad courses over 38 years of clinical practice. The OrthoED course is a level above most of the courses I’ve ever done.”

Dr Hall is the founder of OrthoED; Australia’s leading orthodontic training institute. OrthoED’s flagship program, Mini Masters, is a fully accredited 2-year course with optional post-graduate diploma offering dentists the most comprehensive orthodontic training in Australia, complete with ongoing case support.   

Enrolment for Mini Masters 2022 is now open. Spaces are limited and at the time of publication, bookings are at 50% capacity. To learn more and check current course availability, visit www.orthotraining.com.au or call
1300 073 427 for a free information pack today.

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