To be eligible for the postgraduate training in orthodontics a documented minimum of two years experience as a general practitioner is required. Good clinical skills and knowledge of the working conditions of a general practitioner are essential in the postgraduate training programme and ensures good communication between the PG-student, patients and specialists in different fields. The programme is given as a continous education that meets the criteria stipulated for each specialist field. The motive for a continous education is that the clinical training requires a duration of at least 3 years so that certain complex treatments are possible to finish and to have time to evaluate treatment outcome. In addition, the PG-student is required to train under the supervision of representatives from other specialist fields. See application form for further information.
A basic understanding of Swedish is helpful when treating young patients
An agreement is established between a company or organization to which the student is affiliated and the county council of Östergötland. An agreement cannot be established by the student him- or herself.
When attending the postgraduate programme the student is employed with the county council of Östergötland, Centre for orthodontics and pedodontics and is subject to the same insurance coverage as are all employees with regard to workrelated issues. This is only applicable during scheduled work time.
Besides work insurance we encourage getting personal insurance coverage during the education period. If the applicant is from a country outside the European Union, he or she must be able to show that he/she has the finances to support the stay in Sweden. See link Migration board.
Certificate of Qualification
This is to certify that the PG-student meet the criteria stipulated by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare and is qualified to apply for orthodontic specialist license in their homecountry.