Working for the benefit of the Orthodontic team and its patients since 1971


Student awards

BOS award to an orthodontic dental technician for distinguished service. Eligibility.Any dental technician nominated by the OTA. The nominee does not need to be a member of the OTA to receive the award.Details.This award is designed to recognise a dental technician...

Annual Conference York 2022

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Dental Technology Showcase – NEC Birmingham

Dental Technology ShowcaseNEC Birmigham North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT 13-14 May 2022 About Reunite, rebuild and strengthen partnerships in 2022   Bringing you the latest from leading dental technology associations and organisations in the UK, DTS...

Medical devices

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Conference pay by installments

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Conference updates

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Conference updates!

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Conference goes Online for 2020!

Dental Professionals ConferenceDate And Time Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 08:30 – Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 18:00 GMT

Update & Q&A with the OTA Chair Andrea Johnson

Please see the recent Q&A discussions regarding the current climate

About The Orthodontic Technicians Association

The association was formed in 1971 following a meeting between orthodontic dental technicians employed in London teaching hospitals. Since then membership has grown steadily to represent all members of the industry. It is estimated that there are currently between 400 and 500 dental technicians earning their living from orthodontics in the UK.


The aims of the association are to encourage study, promote the highest standards of practice and advance the knowledge of orthodontic laboratory and clinical techniques for the benefit of the orthodontic team and patient.


  • Act as an advisory body to institutions and individuals on the use of all orthodontic laboratory techniques and the service orthodontic technicians provide.
  • To widen, improve and develop the education and knowledge of those actively engaged in orthodontic technology through the media, publications, lectures, exhibitions, conferences and any other appropriate means.
  • Keep a register of members and their qualifications.
  • To invite and collect subscriptions and donations to the funds of the Association by any lawful means.
  • To co-operate with other organisations with the view to the promotion of the objects of the Association.

About The Orthodontic Technicians Association Student Awards

Opening Date for Applications: 13/05/2022.

Closing Date for Applications: 30/06/2022.

Closing Dates for Entries: 31/7/2022.

The Grand Prize.

The winning submission will receive a grand prize of:

  1. A cheque for £750.
  2. Certificate of achievement.
  3. A complimentary evening dinner at the next OTA conference.
  4. Invitation to attend the BOS awards ceremony at the next conference

How to apply.

Download application form HERE

And full details HERE

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