Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy (Dip. Orth Ther RCSEd)

The Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has been designed to indicate that the candidate has demonstrated that he/she has achieved the required specific learning outcomes of their Dental Care Professional (DCP) category as specified by the General Dental Council’s publication “Preparing for Practice - Dental team learning outcomes for registration” available here.  

Examiner Vacancies

The College wishes to increase its’ Faculty of Examiners in this discipline and applications are invited from both Orthodontic Therapists and Specialist Dentists.

Examiners must be in good standing with the General Dental Council and should have been registered with the GDC for a period of not less than four years. Orthodontic Therapists must be registered with the General Dental Council and should hold a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy of the RCS Edinburgh or equivalent. For Dentists, the candidate needs to be on the Specialist List for Orthodontics of the General Dental Council and hold an MOrth or equivalent with the RCS of Edinburgh.

Training for all examiners will be provided by the College and all appointed examiners will be expected to contribute to the question bank and attend appropriate further training. Dates for the online examiner training course are being planned, and examiners must attend a training course and observe a diet of the examination before being permitted to examine. Successful applicants will be invited to training on approval of their application.

The application form, referee form and the criteria for applicants can be found in the documents section below. Information on the examination may be found on our website.

For further details please contact:

Dental Examiner Recruitment

Examinations Section

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Nicolson Street



Tel: +44 131 527 1600

Email: dentalexaminerrecruitment@rcsed.ac.uk

Completed applications should be returned be email preferably, or to the above postal address.


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