Students

Join the OTA as a Student Member.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Full access to the OTA website (www.ota-uk.org), including Enhanced CPD, Technical Walkthroughs, Vacancies page, ‘Find a Laboratory facility’ and much more.
  • Free day delegate OTA conference package (see details below)
  • The BOS Student Technician award.
  • A quarterly OTA newsletter that includes FREE Verifiable CPD and the BOS News publications.
    Discounted subscription rate to the Journal of Orthodontics.
  • Your support ensures Orthodontic Technicians are represented at the many meetings the OTA Council attend.

Members of the OTA are committed to raising the professional standing of their association. Therefore, we ask that new members read our governance policies before joining. They can be found by clicking HERE.

Student Orthodontic Technicians Association Application Forms 2017-18:

BOS Student Technician Award.

Opening Date for Applications: 01/10/2017.
Closing Date for Applications: 31/03/2018.
Closing Dates for Entries: 30/6/2018.

Eligibility.

This competition is open to all students undertaking a recognised first level dental technology course within the UK. It is also open to recently qualified technicians, qualified for less than two years at the time of the competition. You do not need to be a member of the OTA to apply.

Details.

The competition will consist of three parts:

  • Part 1: An orthodontic removable appliance constructed on a supplied model to the specified requirements on the laboratory prescription form.
  • Part 2: A free choice orthodontic removable appliance constructed on the supplied model in accordance with the information supplied on.
  • Part 3: A written submission of no more than 500 words justifying the design, materials and construction techniques used for part 2.

Competition packs containing models and information relevant to the competition are posted to the participants upon receipt of a completed application form.

The judges are nominated by the OTA Council but always includes the President.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation upon the close of the competition.

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.

How to apply.

We only accept entries to the BOS Student award through the online application form below.

The British Orthodontic Society ‘Student Technicians Award’ is open to any student Dental Technician on a recognised, first level, dental technology course within the United Kingdom and to technicians who qualified within two years at the time of the competition closing date. You do not need to be a student member of the OTA to apply.

Please read the following rules for entry below thoroughly before applying. If you have a question about this competition please contact us by clicking HERE.


  1. The competition consists of three parts:
  • Part 1: An orthodontic removable appliance constructed on a supplied model to the specified requirements on the laboratory prescription form.
  • Part 2: A free choice orthodontic removable appliance constructed on the supplied model in accordance with the information supplied on.
  • Part 3: A written submission of no more than 500 words (including any diagrams and photographs)  justifying the design, materials and construction techniques used for part 2.
  1. Models and prescriptions for both appliances will be supplied in a competition pack on receipt of a completed application form.
  2. A unique candidate number will be supplied in the competition pack. This is the only identification mark permitted on entries.
  3. The closing date for applications is the 31st March 2018.
  4. All completed entries must be received no later than the 30th June 2018.
  5. All applicants will be notified in writing as to the outcome, no later than 1 month from the closing date.
  6. Entries will be judged by a panel of two representatives from the Orthodontic Technicians Association (OTA) Council and a representative from the British Orthodontic Society.
  7. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome.
  8. The OTA will retain copyright on all work entered and may use it for publicity purposes with the appropriate acknowledgements.
  9. The Prize will consist of:
    1. Certificate of achievement.
    2. A cheque for £750.
    3. A complimentary evening dinner at the next OTA conference.
  10. All participants will receive a Certificate of participation.

Plese return parts 1-3 of your submission to:

Room T0.18

Dental Technology Dept

Cardiff Metropolitan University

200 Western Ave

Cardiff

CF5 2YB

The OTA does not take responsibility for any entries lost in the post. We therefore recommend you return your entries via recorded mail.

Download instructions for parts 1, 2 & 3 of the BOS Student Technician Award here (note that a copy will also be included in your competition pack):

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Please read this year ‘Rules for Entry’ before regestering for this compertition.

BOS Student Technician Award

Complete this form to apply for the student technician award.
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OTA Conference 2018 Sponsored Student Places.

The OTA reserves 25 free student tickets for it conference each year. These places are available to:

  1. All trainee/student dental technicians currently enrolled on a registered dental technology college course.

Nominations will be accepted from any college/educational institute representative, providing a course in dental technology, or from any member of the OTA, who oversees the training of someone fulfilling the above criteria. Nominations will be considered on first come first served basis.

The successful nominees will receive a Day Delegate Package the 2018 OTA Conference. This package covers attendance at all Saturday lectures and lunch, however, successful candidates will be required to fund their own travel expenses.

In return for this free package, the successful nominees will be expected to assist the OTA council members during the conference. They may also be expected to provide a short written statement for the OTA newsletter discussing the conference and experience gained from attendance.