The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) – the first independent college for primary care dentistry and authoritative body for standards in practice –  this week announced that IAS Academy is to provide training for its Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics (DipPCOrth) launching on February 3rd, 2020. This is an important step forward for the new College.

The academy will offer delegates a combination of hands-on and theoretical study delivered on-campus and online over 14 months in preparation for the diploma examination.

The advanced training syllabus covers assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and provision using the complete range of orthodontic appliances. 

Students will also gain an understanding of the science of orthodontics, as well as the evidence and research underpinning care.

Chair of the College of General Dentistry, Prof Nairn Wilson CBE, has explained: “With its impressive breadth, scope and depth the IAS Academy’s advanced course is perfectly aligned to training in preparation for the DipPCOrth. 

“We are excited to be launching our new qualification. The involvement of IAS gives us confidence that those who take the examinations will be well prepared and set for professional success afterwards.”

The IAS Academy’s Advanced Training programme is now open for admissions. The course covers five modules over 14 months lasting 3-4 days each. Training takes place every 2-3 months, and the course also includes one-to-one mentoring of 20 cases for each student.

For more information, please email [email protected] or call Hannah Collman at IAS Academy on 01932 336 470.

About IAS Academy

IAS Academy is a global community of world-class teachers and colleagues who share a common goal:  To empower dentists to confidently treat their patients with the best and most ethical treatment options available. 

The academy promotes tooth-preservation dentistry through teaching, mentoring and supporting delegates for life in a journey of orthodontics and restorative dentistry.

IAS Academy holds regular training events across Europe and provides online mentoring through a dedicated forum.

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