ULTIMATE SERIES
Write your awesome label here.

Diploma in
Digital Orthodontics & Clear
Aligner Treatments

The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics & clear aligner treatments was set up to help dentists advance their day-to-day clinical practice using technology at the core of their provision. 
Ultimate series
Diploma in Digital Orthodontics & Clear Aligner Treatments

The Digital Dental Academy has grown into one of the world's largest community of digital dentistry dedicated to the professions of dentists, technicians and auxillaries, offering courses on a range of digital dentistry subjects, and it is pleased to deliver the UK’s first Digital Dentistry Level 7 Programme. 

The programme is aimed at the higher educational needs of General Dental Practitioners who intend to  expand on existing knowledge and skills to practice excellence in care with Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.

Our Postgraduate Diploma programme will enable you to deliver Orthodontic therapy with clear aligners using DIGITAL technology, providing you with a qualification from a Level 7 Eduqual Accredited academy. The Diploma course will equip you with the skills of an ‘enhanced’ practitioner.

This course is the ONLY course of its kind worldwide to offer this subject using the very latest technology throughout.
ULTIMATE series

Who is the programme for?

  • This programme is designed for dentists who are looking to enhance their clinical practice and skills, through a digital platform which offers continual access to support, advice and knowledge. 
  • The IDDA learning platform is arguably one of the most advanced learning platforms in the world. Our IDDA app provides you with access to the learning platform on any device and allows offline access so that you can engage and advance your knowledge anytime, anywhere. 
  • The Digital Orthodontic & Clear Aligner Programme is suitable for dentists working in any type of practice. It caters for a wide range of general dentistry so that delegates can enhance their clinical skills using clear aligner therapy whilst practicing dentistry at the cutting edge of technology.
THE IDDA - POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DIGITAL ORTHODONTICS & CLEAR ALIGNER THERAPY

A POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA... BUT DIGITAL

3D Printing. In House Clear Aligners. Orthodontic principles. Digital workflows but covering a conventional Orthodontic postgraduate curriculum.

A digital masterclass on Orthodontics & Clear Aligner Therapy. INCLUDES a scanner. We cover what you'll need to be clear aligner master.

I was astonished by the scientifically based knowledge right from the start .I can't wait to see what is waiting for me ahead...The instructors are very helpful and deliver great tips !
Rafah hussain - student
Write your awesome label here.

How will this programme benefit you?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics & Clear Aligner treatment aims to help add to, refine and strengthen clinical skills through the use of digital technology, thereby increasing predictability through use, whilst continuously refining patient communication and providing interactive consent processes. By developing using these technologies, delegates will increase their ability to recognise orthodontic  case complexity and assess patient outcomes and retention possibilities. Through the renowned 24/7 support that the IDDA team provides, our lecturers and faculty will aid in your educational demand to allow you to apply these skills in practice, in all types of dental practice. 

Why are we different?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Orthodontics & Clear Aligner treatment was set up to help dentists advance their day-to-day clinical practice using technology at the core of their provision. These technologies are tools and the programme is designed to not only enhance clinical skills through the use of this technology, but to help coach and train delegates to get the most out of the programme.
Write your awesome label here.

A Course Built On Technology

#Digital Aesthetics | #Digital Restorative | #Minimially Invasive | #Medit Included | #Hands On Training

Write your awesome label here.
Diploma WITH a Scanner Included
On the first day of hands on training, each delegate will be provided with an Intra Oral Scanner that is theirs to keep.
The Medit i600 is an excellent scanner that can provide delegates with a smooth and interactive workflow with software that will adapt to their needs throughout the course using apps to accompany each of the core subjects.
In Person Hands On Study Included
The hands on study days will put the knowledge learning through online interactive content into practice. Students will be guided in the more complex practical sessions through advanced learning using high powered laptops. Students will have access to the very latest technology possible in our Digital Dentistry training facility in London. 
Optional Residency
Another option for each student is a work place residency at one of our advanced, award winning clinics. Students who sign up to this option will have a tutor at hand throughout the placement. Residency consists of one day/week placement at one of multiple clinic options throughout the UK. The duration is available from 1 - 6 months. Cost dependent on length of residency and availability is extremely limited.

Learners Maximum Per Cohort

Assignments

Hours

Days Hands On Training

Control your Course Options & Fees

Through this Diploma in Digital Orthodontics & Clear Aligner treatment, we will help you unlock your inner potential so you can excel in your professional field.

Paid Up Front

Includes;
dIPLOMA IN Digital Orthodontics & Clear Aligner treatment
ONLINE CONTENT
2X TWO DAY HANDS ON SESSIONS
MEDIT I600 IO SCANNER

50% UP FRONT, THEN MONTHLY

ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN PAY 50% UP FRONT AND PAY THE REST MONTHLY THROUGH SCANCLUB.CO.UK

OPTIONAL
RESIDENCY

A DEEP DIVE INTO DIGITAL THROUGH A MORE PERSONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE.
ONE DAY EVERY TWO WEEKS FOR THREE MONTHS.
ONE ON ONE TUITION WITH PLACEMENT IN ONE OF OUR CLINICS.

The Diploma Hands On:

When complete you will be equipped with skills of a Digital Orthodontics & Clear Aligner treatment practitioner.

You will attend a series of two, two-day study days that take place on scheduled Friday and Saturdays throughout the programme, for minimal time away from your practice and will cover the following;

- Introduction to Clear Aligner Orthodontics.
- Multidisciplinary approach - Guided Ortho Concept.
- Case selection.
- How to get a successful IOS scan every time.
- Hands-on clinical photography.
- Hands-on aligner production using vacuum pressure former.
- Trimming aligners.
- Chairside workflow from start to end.
- Using Dental Monitoring for remote assessment.
- Efficient Orthodontics - make sure your treatments track successfully, correct use of IPR and attachments.
- Creating retainers.
- Documents needed for consent and care.
Write your awesome label here.
Write your awesome label here.

How is the course delivered?

The full programme takes place at a flexible pace set by the student but is aimed to be completed between 18 months and 3 years.

  • Online Video
  • Reading materials 
  • Assessments
  • Hands On Sessions

Two Parts

The first part completes a focus on both delivering foundational theory on Digital Dentistry and hands-on teaching. Part 2 completes the Diploma qualification, concentrating more on the advanced techniques followed by a final examination.

Written assignments

In addition to learning through a range of study days, you will complete a set of reading material on the latest literature, followed by written assignments, allowing you to acquire the most up-to-date evidence for your practice.

Your Programme leads

Our programme is designed and run by multi award winning clinicians that have decades of cumulative CAD/CAM experience using evidence-based practice. The programme is set out to deliver the core principles and then advanced theory in a natural progression to enable you to immediately apply learning from the programme into your practice with confidence.
The course is led by Prof Adam Nulty and Prof Patrik Zachrisson who have over 40 years experience in dentistry and dental education.

prof Patrik zachrisson

DENTAL SURGEON (KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE SWEDEN 1996), CERTDENTIMP, FICOI

Prof Adam Nulty

BCHD MJDF RCS ENG PGCERT MSC (DIST.) MACADMED PGDIP (DIGDENT)
Download the app

Interactive Learning

You can follow the online portion of the courses through our interactive App. This means you can now catch up with your learning, watch tutorials, further your CPD goals etc whenever, wherever…
On the plane? No problem! Download in advance and watch on the go.
Write your awesome label here.
Write your awesome label here.

Course Outline

You will be awarded Enhanced CPD as a result of realising each module and topic with individual learning outcomes.

Required materials and equipment;
Laptop with Minimum Spec;
- 32gb Ram
- Geforce 3070+

3D printer 
- preference Desktop Health or Ackuretta

ExoCAD

Module 1 - Foundation Knowledge of Orthodontic Principles & Assessment

- Physiology of tooth movement and bone metabolism 
- Boney remodelling and tooth movement 
- Classification of malocclusion 
- Andrew’s six keys 
- Extra oral orthodontic assessment and smile analysis 
- Intra-oral orthodontic assessment
- Space requirement analysis

Module 2 - Digital record taking, Special Investigations & Consent

-Background to dios
-identifying the problems
-Digital intra-oral Scanners technology used
-Photography in orthodontics, equipment needed, views, creative shots
-radiography

Module 3 - Special Investigations & Consent

-Digital Online Comprehensive Interactive Consent Forms 
-Softwares available 
-Simple set up of a case in BSB
-Use of IOS for simulated treatment planning and case monitoring
-Guided ortho concept
- Planning for treatment stability 
- Removable retainers
- Fixed retention techniques
- Implementing a robust orthodontic consent process 

Module 4 - Introduction to Fixed appliances and Advanced mechanics

 - Evolution of the straight wire appliance 
- Brackets and bonding systems 
- Archwire properties and sequencing 
- Elastomerics and orthodontic auxiliaries 
- Generating a force couple using straight wires and pre-adjusted brackets 
- First, second and third order movements 
- Direct/Indirect bonding
- Debonding fixed appliances
- Damon philosophy
-Advanced aligner mechanics
- Contemporary orthodontics 
- Bone-borne anchorage 
- Introduction to lingual appliances 

Module 5 -  Introduction to clear aligners and mechanics

-Workflow for DDA aligners set up
-Digital ortho case selection
- 3D Printing models
- In House production
-Case selection for clear aligners
-Theory of 3D printing, different technologies used -Choice of materials
-Current workflow

Module 6 - Retention & Consent 

- Understanding and identifing the various means of fixed and removable retention.
- The use of digital techniques to enhance retention and minimise the risk of relapse.
- How to provide complete and rich orthodontic consent.


Module 7 - Advanced 3D Printing for Orthodontics

- Introduction to the process, set up and use of a 3D printer in practice.
- Background, and clinical benefits.

Module 8 - In House Aligner Manufacture

- Understanding the workflow and delegation behind end-to-end in-house aligner planning and manufacture. 

Module 9 - Functional Orthodontic Appliances & Interceptive Treatment 

- How and when to intercept 
- Fixed and removable functional appliances 
- Dentoalveolar and skeletal changes initiated by functional appliances

Module 10 - Advanced Aligner Mechanics

-How to treat more advanced cases with the use of aligners.
- Understand the use of various instruments to modify aligners to facilitate the use of auxiliary attachments and interarch elastics.
- Understand how to stage movements for more effective aligner set ups to maximise the efficiency of aligner treatment.

Module 11 - Advanced Fixed Aligner Mechanics

- How to treat more complex malocclusions with fixed appliances.
- The use of different fixed appliances and passive self-ligation.
- How to treat simple cases using lingual appliances.
- How to utilise temporary anchorage devices for anchora

Module 12 - Interdisciplinary orthodontics

-Adult orthodontics concerns
- Ortho-restorative planning and sequencing  
- Guided orthodontic smile design
- Orthodontics and facial aesthetics 
- Surgical orthodontic case planning
Welcome to the future of dentistry

Diploma in Digital Orthodontics & Clear Aligner Treatments

Highlights

  • 6 Modules
  • Diploma in Digital Orthodontics & Clear Aligner Treatments
  • Interactive Video Tutorials
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Medit i600 Included

Learn by Example

We have included numerous examples in this course. But, we also believe in leading by example.

All four of our Professors are committed to assisting you with your Digital Dental journey.

We are leaders in the field and we look forward to answering your questions and helping you obtain your Diploma in Digital Dentistry.

Learn What's Important

The programme is aimed at the higher educational needs of General Dental Practitioners who intend to introduce digital dentistry as a treatment modality into their practices or to expand on existing knowledge and skills.

Our Postgraduate Diploma programme will enable you to deliver Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry using DIGITAL technology. The Diploma course will equip you with the skills of an ‘enhanced’ practitioner.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I join the Course?

The Digital Dental Academy has grown into one of the world's largest community of digital dentistry dedicated to the professions of dentists, technicians and auxillaries, offering courses on a range of digital dentistry subjects, and it is pleased to deliver the UK’s first Digital Dentistry Level 7 Programme. The programme is aimed at the higher educational needs of General Dental Practitioners who intend to  expand on existing knowledge and skills to practice excellence in care with Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.Our Postgraduate Diploma programme will enable you to deliver Orthodontic therapy with clear aligners using DIGITAL technology, providing you with a qualification from a Level 7 Eduqual Accredited academy. The Diploma course will equip you with the skills of an ‘enhanced’ practitioner.This course is the ONLY course of its kind worldwide to offer this subject using the very latest technology throughout.

What are the course aims?

The overall aim is to deliver sound teaching in the theory and safe practice of modern dentistry using cutting edge tools such as intra oral scanners, 3D Printers, Milling machines and Software aids. It aims to produce competent and reflective practitioners as well as encouraging opportunities for research and further postgraduate development. The programme aims to:

  • Provide unbiased teaching in the theory and practice of dentistry using digital tools and technologies.
  • Create opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Contribute to the research base of digital dentistry and to encourage research amongst practitioners.
  • Promote digital dentistry as a safe and practical method of treating patients.
  • Produce safe, competent and reflective practitioners.
  • Appraise levels of competency.

Is a Digital Intra Oral Scanner really included?

On the first day of hands on training, each delegate will be provided with an Intra Oral Scanner that is theirs to keep.
The Medit i600 is an excellent scanner that can provide delegates with a smooth and interactive workflow with software that will adapt to their needs throughout the course using apps to accompany each of the core subjects.

Course Structure

COURSE CONTENTS
Diploma in Digital Orthodontics & clear aligner treatment

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Patrick Jones - Course author

Adam Nulty

Adam is the Principal Dentist and owner of Dentist On The Rock in Bury, close to Manchester UK. He is a Cosmetic & Digital Dentist at Digital Smile Studio on Harley Street, London and one of the Executive Board members of The IDDA.
Patrick Jones - Course author
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Patrick Jones - Course author

Patrik Zachrisson

Patrik is the Principal Dentist and owner of The Wensleydale Dental Practice in George St, Huntingdon, close to Cambridge UK. He is a Cosmetic & Digital Dentist at Digital Smile Studio on Harley Street, London and one of the Executive Board members of The IDDA.
Patrick Jones - Course author
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Patrick Jones - Course author

Chris Lefkaditis

Chris is the Clinical Director, Principal Dental Surgeon and owner of Hellesdon Dental Care in Norwich. He is a Cosmetic & Digital Dentist at Digital Smile Studio on Harley Street, London and one of the Executive Board members of The IDDA.
Patrick Jones - Course author
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Patrick Jones - Course author

Quintus Van Tonder 

Quintus is the Principal Dentist and owner of Zandielle Clinic and Church Street Dental Practice in Attleborough, UK. He is a Cosmetic & Digital Dentist at Digital Smile Studio on Harley Street, London and one of the Executive Board members of The IDDA.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Other

IDDA Courses