"When we say this course is comprehensive, we mean it - there is no training that could take your aligner skills any further. Join us to take clear aligner possibilities to the absolute limit with fully digital workflows for ANY system and discover the blueprint for profitable in-house aligner production."
Clear Aligner Diploma Course Leader
Are you ready to take your clear aligner skills to the upper limit with the freedom to use any clear aligner system?
Want to discover efficient digital workflows that achieve consistently excellent results with any scanner?
Maybe you’d like to tap into the profitable world of in-house aligner production but are unsure where to begin.
Then IAS Academy’s Clear Aligner Diploma is for you.
Clear aligner therapy has come a long way since first arriving in our clinics more than two decades ago.
Offering effective treatment for a growing number of indications from the simple to the complex, a vast array of brands and systems now compete in one of dentistry’s most competitive sectors.
The flagship Clear Aligner Diploma (EduQual Level 7) is designed to be the most authoritative and comprehensive education course available for this highly sought-after treatment.
Featuring 14 packed modules of theoretical and hands-on training, including live planning and staging on patients, the diploma leaves no stone unturned in uncovering everything from assessment, planning and treatment to expert-level, in-house aligner production.
Every delegate gets ten specialist-mentored cases from assessment to retention on our secure support platform
Training takes delegates through treatment with any clear aligner system, allowing them to determine, design and refine digital workflows for profitable, confident, clear aligner mastery.
The clear aligner diploma comprises independent, bias-free training you can apply to treatment with any clear aligner system, including Invisalign, ClearCorrect, SureSmile, Spark, Reveal and many more.
Training allows you to define and refine your ideal digital workflow, including digital in-house aligner production. All digital workflow components are system-agnostic and readily adaptable to your scanner and planning platform of choice.
The diploma presents delegates with a simple workflow for in-house aligner production, allowing dentists to create their own profitable branded aligners or undertake hybrid cases in conjunction with existing systems.
Join IAS Academy experts for live planning, staging and sequencing demonstrations with real-life cases, and apply what you learn to your patients with the diploma’s mentored case assessment modules.
From simple to advanced treatment and beyond to in-house aligner production, the Clear Aligner Diploma is the last word in expert-level clear aligner training—no further courses are necessary.
Training is delivered in 14 modules over the year. Each module is worth six credits and is equivalent to around five hours of independent study. Completion of the course gives delegates 120 credits at level seven.
By the end of this postgraduate diploma-level programme, learners should gain a comprehensive working knowledge of:
Delegates will be able to:
Students will gain a complete practical skillset for effective clear aligner treatment, including:
During the course, every delegate will get one-to-one mentoring by a specialist for 10 clear aligner cases on our support platform.
BDS or equivalent primary dental degree
Evidence of registration with the relevant national regulatory body (GDC registration in the UK)
Qualified for at least three years
Completed a minimum of 10 clear aligner cases with any brand or system. You may be required to provide evidence of this.
Degree Certificate - a copy of the primary dental degree certificate showing qualifications or a translation for non-UK registered dentists
Access to a suitable clear aligner patient base
Dr Josh Rowley graduated from The University of Dundee in 2014 and after being nominated twice in the years before, went on to win Best Young Dentist and Best Smile Makeover at the Dentistry Scotland Awards in 2020.
Now a specialist orthodontist, Josh is a certified provider of SureSmile Aligners. His commitment to orthodontics is proven further with his memberships at the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Dr Rowley’s interests lie in cutting edge-digital techniques in both orthodontics and digital smile design as well as elements of general dentistry. He has shown a passion for complex cases including growth modification for growing children, aesthetic facial surgical enhancements for dental malocclusions, facial disharmony and breathing disturbances.
Prof* Ross Hobson BDS, MDS, PhD, FDS, MDOrth (RCPS), FDS (RCS Ed), FDS (RCS Eng), SFHEA
Ross graduated from the University of Newcastle, has Fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Glasgow, Edinburgh and England. His MDOrth is from the RCPS Glasgow). He was the first dentist to be awarded the prestigious Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. His specialist orthodontic training was completed in Dundee. He has published over 60 refereed articles on Orthodontics, hypodontia, dental materials and education. He was appointed to the Chair in Orthodontics at UClan to develop part-time specialist orthodontic training in primary care.
1992 – 2009: Newcastle upon Tyne University, Senior Lecturer/Consultant, Head of Department and the MSc/ Specialist training program in orthodontics.
2004-2008: Chair of CCDAS (the BDA academic committee) and a member of the BDA Executive Board.
2010: He was awarded the BDA Fellowship in recognition of his work for the profession.
2012: He and his partners established Windmill Orthodontic Group, the North of England’s first 7 private multidisciplinary specialist practices
*Ross is a former retired professor of UClan.
After graduating with honors from the University of Liverpool in 2008, Zaid Ismail pursued general professional training at Newcastle Dental Hospital.
He then relocated to London for senior house officer positions in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Royal London Hospital and in pediatric dentistry at Guy's Hospital.
In 2012, Zaid began a three-year MSc in orthodontics at Guy's Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton, where he graduated with distinction. Today, he is a registered specialist in orthodontics and holds membership in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Zaid is also a member of the British Orthodontic Association, the European Orthodontic Society, and the American Association of Orthodontists.
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Dr Chatoo qualified as a Dentist from King’s College, London in 1993 and gained his Master’s Degree in Orthodontics at GKT Dental Institute, London in 2001. He received specialist training in Lingual Orthodontics in Paris in 2002.
In 2005 he opened The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic, the first clinic in the UK dedicated to lingual Orthodontics. Asif has lectured around the world on a variety of topics, on lingual orthodontics, adult treatment and digital technology. Last year he lectured at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, in Tunisia at the first ever meeting of the Tunisian Lingual Orthodontic Society and at the British Orthodontic Conference.
He is the Secretary of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of ESLO 2018. Dr Chatoo is the only orthodontist accredited by both the World and the European Lingual Orthodontic Societies.