10905NAT Graduate Diploma
12-18 months, self-paced.
Shorter, less comprehensive.
Limited to class schedules.
7-12 hours/week with 50% of this time spent in your own practice starting clear aligner treatments.
Requires travel and time away from family.
Online, available 24/7.
Mostly in-person or hybrid.
Orthodontist-led program with up-to-date content.
More traditional concepts taught.
High volume of case presentations and treatment planning sessions.
Limited to a few days, not supplemented with online materials.
24/7 e-learning portal with content focused on videos, handouts, and summaries of recent evidence- based research.
Limited to handouts, no ability to repeat learning without additional fees.
Accreditation / Recognition
Australia and UK.
Limited, not nationally recognized training in Australia.
Support / Mentorship
24/7 chat forum, monthly webinars, 1-1 coaching sessions led by a specialist Orthodontist. Alumni support post-graduation.
Minimal and often received with wait times or during office hours.
Led by Specialist Orthodontist.
Generalist-led, tutors with limited experience in emerging orthodontic technologies.
Bachelor of Dentistry or equivalent.
Study at your own pace. No deadlines for training or assessments.
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Scope of Practice
Comprehensive training for simple to moderate orthodontic treatments.
May focus only on certain techniques, often industry- biased.
400 CPD awarded.
Complimentary support and fee-based advanced planning subscriptions available.
None. Fees apply.
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