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

 

Our Mission:

To promote the highest standards of practice by advancing the knowledge of orthodontic laboratory and clinical techniques for the benefit of the orthodontic team and patient.

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Dental Technician Profiles

We have removed the 'Dental Technician Profiles' website function. Members were not using this facility (there were just three profiles and no uploads in the last 18 months) and there was a small cost associated with renewing the software that ran this function. In...

Northern Dental Summit and UK Dental Congress.

The Orthodontic Technicians Association will be speaking at the OTA Lab & Tech Theatre at both Professional Dentistry’s upcoming events - Northern Dental Summit on 22-23rd November and UK Dental Congress in January 2020. You can gain 4.5 hours of CPD by attending...

Newsletter issues

We have had reports of issues relating to the newsletter CPD submission forms over the last few months. This page has been reviewed and some features we believe were causing issues have been removed. Once you submit your answers you should receive an email at the...

Upcoming Events:

  • Mon
    28
    Nov
    2016
    YMCA Derbyshire: 770 London Road Wilmorton Derby Derbyshire DE24 8UT

    Please telephone 01332 579550 or follow the link for more details about the course: https://secure.intrepidonline.co.uk/CourseManager/EMD/sys_pages/Delegate/DelegateCourseEventDetail.aspx?filterCourseEventID=327d9446-2bcb-4c20-beea-bd215c078ca9

  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    King's Mill Hospital/Clinical Skills Centre, Mansfield Road Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL

    For more details please phone: 01623 622515 or follow the link: https://secure.intrepidonline.co.uk/CourseManager/EMD/sys_pages/Delegate/DelegateCourseDetail.aspx?filterCourseID=faeaaef6-aedf-41ae-911b-66e0eae76c09

  • Wed
    08
    Mar
    2017
    King's Mill Hospital/Education Centre, Mansfield Road Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL

    For more details please phone 01623 622515 or follow the link: https://secure.intrepidonline.co.uk/CourseManager/EMD/sys_Pages/Delegate/DelegateCourseEventDetail.aspx?filterCourseEventID=47826aea-7ace-4d65-893b-53c34cfe1665

  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017
    London

    On the 11th of March 2017 there will be a meeting of OTA Council at the BOS offices in London

  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017
    Queen's Medical Centre/Education Centre, Derby Road Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG7 2UH

    For more details please telephone 0115 9249924 or follow the link by copying and pasting the following address into your browser. https://secure.intrepidonline.co.uk/CourseManager/EMD/sys_pages/Delegate/DelegateCourseEventDetail.aspx?filterCourseEventID=20370d90-a253-4f4d-a539-76a393911e7c

  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017
    King's Mill Hospital/Education Centre, Mansfield Road Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL

    For more details please telephone: 01623 622515 or follow the link: https://secure.intrepidonline.co.uk/CourseManager/EMD/sys_pages/Delegate/DelegateCourseEventDetail.aspx?filterCourseEventID=f5ed7148-1ed6-406d-9091-ea72b7d35bda

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017
    Braehead Arena, Glasgow

    Scottish Dental Show 2017 Venue: Braehead Arena, Glasgow Date: 19-20 May, 2017 Web: www.sdshow.co.uk Twitter: @ScottishDental Facebook: Facebook.com/ScottishDental Download the official Scottish Dental Show App from the App Store and Google Play! This event will mark the sixth year the show has been running after starting out at Hampden Park back in 2012. The show has grown year on year since then to become the biggest annual dental exhibition and conference in Scotland. Just under 2,000 people passed through the doors at Braehead in 2016 and we are expecting even more in 2017. Dr Christopher Orr has been announced as the keynote speaker for the show, and he will deliver two one-hour lectures on Friday 19 May. In total, delegates will be able gain up to nine hours of verifiable CPD over the two days through a fantastic range of lectures, and hands-on workshops. We are also delighted to welcome back a few familiar faces to the 2017 event, such as: Professor Brian Millar, professor of blended learning in dentistry at Kings College London; Dr Christine Park, honorary consultant in paediatric dentistry at Glasgow Dental School; MDDUS head of dental division Aubrey Craig; and award-winning training specialist Adam Morgan. The Selling Coach Ashley Latter is also returning to the Scottish Dental Show after a year away from the programme and he will be joined by Dental Protection’s head of dental services Scotland Helen Kaney on the podium next year. Other speakers include: Professor Lorna Macpherson, co-director and evaluation lead for the Childsmile programme in Scotland; Irene Black, assistant director of postgraduate general dental practice education (decontamination) and clinical lead for the Scottish Patient Safety Programme’s dental collaborative; and Lynne Cotter, infection control dental support nurse with NHS Education for Scotland. As in previous years there will also be a bustling business section featuring the likes of Martin Aitken Chartered Accountants, Stark Main Dental, Thorntons, PFM Dental and Campbell Dallas. There will also be a technicians stream featuring Darren Neve from Valplast talking about flexible dentures and Paul Mallett maxillofacial laboratory manager at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, with his talk ‘Let’s go monomer free!’ and not forgetting the ever-popular national and international speaker John Wibberley. APP The official smartphone app for the Scottish Dental Show 2017 is now available to download from the App Store and Google Play. As well as a full list of speakers, lectures, workshops and exhibitors the app also offers exclusive deals and offers for delegates. The My Offers section will not only provide delegates with great deals on the days of the show, they will benefit from offers in the weeks leading up to the event, providing great value for both show exhibitors and attendees. The app also provide comprehensive directions to Braehead Arena as well as details of all the exclusive hotel deals that are on offer. Other benefits include Social Media integration through Facebook and Twitter, a Submit a Selfie function for all your Show selfies, as well as the opportunity to nominate for the Scottish Dental Awards that takes place on 19 May at the Glasgow Hilton. To download the app from the App Store, click here or to download from Google Play for your Android device, click here. Download the app today and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic Fitbit Alta!

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017
    London

    On the 3rd of June 2017 there will be a meeting of OTA Council at the BOS offices in London

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017
    Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    Manchester City Centre

    OTAC and AGM 2017 will be held Manchester City Centre 14th to 16th September. Please see the OTA Conference page for more details.

  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
    Manchester Conference Centre

    Please see the conference section of this website for more details.

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    Eastman Dental Institute, London

    Iconic™ Thermoforming Masterclass is a 1-day course lead by Ed Payne.

    The course will build on the delegates thermoforming skills, and advance their knowledge in the fabrication of Iconic thermoformed materials. An Iconic Masterclass certificate is awarded on completion of the course.

    For more information visit:

    www.dblabsupplies.co.uk

  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    11:00 amBOS office London
  • Fri
    08
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017
    Eastman Dental Institute, London


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    DB Lab Supplies is pleased to announce the running of a two-day advanced orthodontic course for dental technicians covering functional appliances twin block and rapid maxillary expansion.

    The course will combine both theory and hands-on lab workshops, under the instruction of Ed Payne and team. The course will build on the technician's orthodontic laboratory skills, and further their knowledge in the more advanced areas of orthodontic laboratory work.

    For more information visit:

    www.dblabsupplies.co.uk

  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018
    9:00 amBirmingham

    Eurodontic is pleased to bring you a new, one-day practical course to further develop your thermo-forming skills. Led by Horst Pfender from SCHEU DENTAL, this hands-on course will cover a number of different techniques, including building on the base plate with DURASPLINT® LC, and constructing mouthguards using BIOPLAST® material.

    Date: 11th May 2018
    Time: 9am – 4.30pm
    Venue: Fine Art Dental Studio, Moseley,
    Birmingham, B13 8AR
    Verifiable CPD: 6 hours

    For more information or to book your place, please get in touch with us on 0114 276 6813 or sales@eurodontic.co.uk

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2018
    Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    9:00 amNEC Birmingham

    The OTA will once again be at the Dental Technology Showcase in Birmingham next year. Details can be found in the 'Events' tab. OTA members get free entry to the VIP area where free refreshments can be found throughout the day.

  • Fri
    14
    Sep
    2018
    Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    Nottingham

    See conference page in the events tab.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019
    9:30 amManchester Central

    The Orthodontic Technicians Association will be speaking at the OTA Lab & Tech Theatre at Professional Dentistry’s upcoming event - Northern Dental Summit on 22-23rd November. You can gain 4.5 hours of CPD by attending the Northern Dental Summit at Manchester Central.

    For more details on how to book, please visit https://www.professionaldentistry.co.uk/course/lab-tech-theatre

  • Fri
    24
    Jan
    2020
    Sat
    25
    Jan
    2020
    Olympia London

    The Orthodontic Technicians Association will be speaking at the OTA Lab & Tech Theatre UK Dental Congress in January 2020.

    For more details on how to book, please visit https://www.professionaldentistry.co.uk/course/lab-tech-theatre

  • Fri
    30
    Oct
    2020
    Sat
    31
    Oct
    2020
    9:00 amLiverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre
    A truly collaborative event for the entire dental team. Leave your preconceptions at the door & join us for the 2020 DPC annual conference.

    Bringing together the entire dental team; this years Dental Professionals Conference (DPC) will be held in the vibrant port city of Liverpool on the 30th & 31st of October 2020.

    The DPC is a collaborative event organised and managed by the Orthodontic Technicians Association UK, the Society of British Dental Nurses, the British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists and the British Association of Dental Therapists.

    With up to 10 hours of verifiable CPD available from the variety of lectures and workshop sessions our national and international speakers have to offer this conference truly offers something for every team member.

    This conference is not just about the lectures and workshops because at the end of the day when the lectures are finished there will be a fun evening event for you to relax with your peers and network to your hearts content.

    Liverpool is the sixth largest city in the United Kingdom the home to the oldest Black African community in the country, the oldest Chinese community in Europe as well as being famous for being the home of the Beatles so this year on the Friday evening we will eat at the hotel before heading to an exclusive viewing of the Beatles story followed by a detour past (and into should you wish) the world famous Cavern Club.

    Saturday we will end our conference with a bang with a Halloween themed black tie evening dinner and awards ceremony, but fear not this is not some stuffy formal dinner with no fun attached. We will have some fun with a raffle, a live band and dancing to finish the night off.

    Hard copies of the booking forms will be available at the DTS 2020 & the Scottish Dental Show. A copy will also be posted to every OTA member.

    If you wish to book online and pay by card please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dental-professionals-conference-tickets-89473951999

     

Benefits of Membership:

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Free ECPD

Free ECPD in collaboration with

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Member services

Includes members forum, vacancies, lab registry and more

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Discounted rates

Special rates for the annual DCP Conference

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VIP Acess

Exclusive access to VIP areas at the Dental Technology Showcase

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Our quarterly OTA newsletter and British Orthodontic Society News.

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