Article: Volume 14 Number 3 Page 119 - July 2021

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  Orth Update 2021; 14: 119-122

Orthodontics:  Run-through training: a trainee and trainer perspective

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Abstract: A run-through training pilot has been conducted in orthodontics during which trainees completed 2 years of higher training in the same units in which the first 3 years of specialist training was conducted. This article outlines a trainee and trainer’s experience of run-through training in orthodontics.

Clinical relevance: Young dentists hoping to pursue orthodontic specialist training would be aware of the different training pathways available.

Author notes: CA Brierley, BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS, MClinDent, MOrth, FDS Orth, Orthodontic Consultant, Sheffield and Chesterfield, UK. PJ Sandler, BDS (Hons), MSc, PhD, FDS RCPS, MOrth RCS, Orthodontic Consultant, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, UK. Email:

Objective: The reader should gain an appreciation for the positive aspects and potential difficulties of run-through training in orthodontics.