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Post Graduate Award In Orthodontics: PGA

Dr. Amritraj Singh Jabbal
September 17th 2016

The Post Graduate Award in Orthodontics is for general dentists considering or already providing orthodontic treatment. Thanks to digital dentistry more general dentists are providing orthodontic treatment to their patients, demand being driven by new invisible tooth alignment modalities. Dentists keen to participate in this growing area should beware of their own limitations, have the skills to identify suitable patients, and ability to provide adjunctive simple orthodontic removable and fixed appliances when indicated. Instruction follows the General Dental Council’s Training Standards that require dentists to be appropriately trained and competent.

Why should I enrol on the PGA?

Unlike web-based courses an important feature of the PGA in Orthodontics is that it offers access to supervised clinical training and is a foundation programme for a Masters degree in Orthodontics providing the opportunity to further expand knowledge and develop your clinical skills. The objective of the PGA is to provide dentists with the essential knowledge and clinical skills for the delivery of competent, high-quality Orthodontic care within their abilities.

About Dr. Amritraj Singh Jabbal:

Dr. Amritraj Singh Jabbal is a Specialist Orthodontist who practices in both London and Nairobi. He has been teaching Orthodontics for several years and has been taught by some of the leading names in Orthodontics. He has completed his Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (1st stage) which supports his training of postgraduate Orthodontics. Whilst attending worldwide conferences, Raj has been invited to give presentations in Europe, USA and in Africa.

Raj is a member of the British Orthodontic Association, the European Orthodontic Society and American Association Orthodontists. He is passionate about his field and actively participates in training in advanced and contemporary Orthodontics.

Raj is trained in current and cutting-edge technology such as specialist imaging techniques, Implant anchorage and multiple types of lingual appliances.

Key Information:

  • Course provider, The City of London Dental School
  • PGA is a stepping stone to MSc level study
  • Conveniently scheduled 1 day a month over 10 months
  • Learn from Specialists in the field
  • Participate in treatment planning seminars and clinical tutorials on actual patients
  • Develop an appreciation of the application of evidence-based patient care
  • Knowledge acquired is directly applicable and relevant to your own practice

Course Structure and Features:

This year course blends theory with clinical participation and comprises of 10 taught days, each of which is based on a specific theme that underpins the orthodontic assessment. attendance is required only one day each month over the year. The PGA course delivers sound teaching in the theory and predictable practice of Orthodontics in the general practice environment. It aims to produce knowledgeable general practitioners and comprises of lectures, demonstration, facilitating seminars and problem solving clinical sessions Through lectures, group work, discussions and hands-on typodont training, participants are introduced to the concept of fixed appliance therapy and given a clinical overview of orthodontic techniques in the schools teaching clinics.

Course dates:

Sept 2016 – 17th

Oct 2016 – 15th

Jan 2017 – 21st

Feb 2017 – 18th

March 2017 – 18th

April 2017 – 22nd

May 2017 – 20th

June 2017 – 17th

July 2017 – 22nd

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Develop communication skills, promote and advise prospective orthodontic patients and obtain informed patient consent;
  • Confidently identify and treat suitable cases for specialist orthodontic practice;
  • Understand the fundamental principles, theory and safe practice of orthodontic;
  • Confidently identify, diagnose draft a treatment plan  and appropriately refer specialist cases.

Read more about the course structure:

Orthodontics PGA            Orthodontics PGA Course Programme


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