September 16, 2020

Apply for Specialist Training in Orthodontics

Are you a dentist with at least 2 years of clinical experience, interested in specialising in Orthodontics? The admission for dentists applying to enter the Specialist Dental Training Program (SDTP) in Orthodontics in September 2022 is now open.

SDTP dentists dressed in scrubs walking down a corridor

Welcome to Gothenburg

The Specialist Clinic of Orthodontics is located on the Medical Hill, across the road from Sahlgrenska University Hospital, where you will find the renowned Institute of Odontology. The globally recognized faculty and modern clinical facilities attract many international dentists to the post graduate programs.

The concentration of specialist dental care in one place allows a close interaction between the Institute of Odontology at the University of Gothenburg and the Public Dental Service in Region Västra Götaland. The result: a research-intensive environment for clinical practitioners that maximizes value for the patients.

Join our team 

You will join a specialist clinic with approximately 50 employees and 12 postgraduate students, offering patients modern, evidence-based and person-centred orthodontic treatments. We treat most types of teeth irregularities in children, young adults and some adults, with the use of a variety of orthodontic appliances, including miniscrews and clear aligners.  Each year, we start approximately 1300-1400 new treatments.

At the Specialist clinic for Orthodontics you will also treat patients that need interdisciplinary care in close collaboration with specialists in orthognatic surgery, pedodontics, prosthetics (Brånemark clinic), periodontology and endodontics.

Is this you?

As with all specialty fields, there is not one right profile. In fact, there are many. What unites us who choose to become specialists in Orthodontics, is the interest for the field itself.

We are looking for a person with excellent hand to eye coordination as well as communication and interpersonal skills and a very good command of English. Since we treat many young persons, an important part of your job will be to involve the patient and educate them on how to take care of their teeth during and after treatment. To achieve a good communication with the younger patients you will also need a good grip of the Swedish language as well.

Dentist standing in front of dental equipment
“Graduating from this faculty has opened new doors for me in UAE” – Khulood, a 2018 SDTP Orthodontics Graduate.

Note that if you are applying for a Swedish dental licence, you need to show a certification of proficiency in the Swedish language at level C1 (in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). For dentists without an EU dental licence, proficiency in Swedish at level B2 is required. Sahlgrenska International Care can arrange with language studies prior program start.


Read more about the program description Orthodontics Postgraduate Program in Göteborg, the program layout, and application procedure  to see if this is the right position for you. Remember to submit your application no later than October 31 2020.

After the deadline we will review the applications and select a few candidates for Skype interviews in November. Those who successfully pass that step will be invited to an on-site interview in Gothenburg in the beginning of 2021.

Please note that we are following the COVID-19 development and the recommendations of relevant authorities closely. We will inform you continuously if this affects the application process.

Our Education Coordinator is happy to help if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!




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