Orthodontics ST4-5

Training Programme Director: Amelia Jerreat



HEE South West has the following Orthodontics ST4-5 Specialty training post in National Recruitment for Spring 2024.

For Job description details please follow the links below.

Bristol & Taunton

Bristol & Bath


Gloucester & Cheltenham




The trainee should develop:

  • a consultant approach
  • an interest in continuing education
  • an interest in teaching and teaching skills, 
  • a continued interest in research methods and techniques, 
  • a responsible attitude and commitment to the training of hospital staff 
  • experience and knowledge of NHS management 
  • and an interest in professional activity


Senior StR’s should have around 175 cases in active treatment

All cases should be IOTN 4 or 5

  • 25% should be orthognathic
  • 15% restorative
  • 10% joint paedo/special needs
  • 10% dentoalveolar surgery


Active participation in research is welcomed, however, there will be considerable time pressures on you during Senior ST training and large projects are usually impractical.
You may consider:

  • undertaking a small project
  • playing a specific part in a larger scale project
  • preparing papers for publication – case reports, review articles etc


As well as aiming to publish in peer reviewed journals you should aim to publish audit(s) in the Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin and act as a reviewer for this publication. You may have the opportunity to review papers for other peer reviewed journals.


You should attend a course which covers educational theory and practical teaching skills.
You should try to gain experience in teaching to as many groups as possible e.g.:

  • Undergraduates
  • Postgraduates
  • Orthodontic Therapists

In as many formats as possible e.g.:

  • One-to one
  • Seminars
  • Larger lecture

Examining experience

If possible you should try to gain examining experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The Dental Faculties of the Royal Colleges are often looking for MFDS/MJDS examiners. There should also be a chance to ‘examine’ in MOrth exam practice sessions.


It is difficult to be prescriptive in what you need to do to prepare for this part of the exam
Examples of things to consider are:

  • Attending management and leadership courses
  • Attending management meetings at your Trust
  • Chairing meetings within your department
  • Becoming involved with the TGG committee
  • Shadowing your Chief Executive/ Medical Director /Directorate manager etc
  • Attending MCN, LDC and other meetings concerned with organisation of local dental services

Evidencing your progress

ISCP will host your online portfolio. Make sure you update your information about your placement including your TPD, ES and Clinical supervisors.