What is the Orthodontic National Group?

The Group is a specialist group for Dental Nurses within the U.K. and is an affiliated organisation to the British Orthodontic Society.

The Group caters for the interests of Dental Nurses, Therapists and other associated Dental Care Professionals who work part time or full time in the field of Orthodontics.

The Group was originally formed out of the British Orthodontic Conference, which is held annually, by promoting an Orthodontic Nurse’s Day. It was formed in June 1994. 

Committee members

The ONG has 3 vacancies on the committee. If you are passionate about orthodontics and the wellbeing of orthodontic therapists and nurses, why not join us. We meet 4 times a year. We attend meetings with the BOS & GDC regularly. All expenses incurred on ONG business are paid. To be eligible you must have been an ONG member for over 2 years, please send your CV to our administrator.

Make a difference, join us.

 

ATTENTION ALL ORTHODONTIC NURSES & THERAPISTS

 

The Orthodontic National Group would like to invite all orthodontic nurses and therapists to submit an abstract for the poster display at this year’s British Orthodontic Conference in Brighton.

ONG Spring Study Day 

Join us on Saturday 19th March 2016, 9am - 3.45 at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 85 - 89 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BB. £45 for ONG members, £65 for non-ONG members.

Lectures to include: The button & Bead appliance - David Spary, Impacted Maxillary Canines - Emile Habib, Oral health related quality of life and hypodontia - Sheena Kotecha, Cleft lip and palate treatment - Sarah Gale, IOTN & PAR - Denise Dowe, Class III treatment decisions when and how? - Rehan Ullah

Please contact a committee member (see tab) for a registration form.

Become a member of ONG

Registration for ONG is completed at The British Orthodontic Societys' office. To become a member please complete the registration form and process - see above tab, then either complete the direct debit form and post to the BOS office or contact the BOS office for card payment 020 7353 8680. Paying by direct debit is currently £25 annual fee, paying by debit/credit card is currently £30 annually. Online payment on this site is at present not available.

WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF THE GROUP?

To act on behalf of Dental Nurses and Orthodontic Therapists working primarily in Orthodontics.

To provide a focus for future progress in advancing high standards of Dental Nursing in Orthodontics and to develop the Dental Nurse and Orthodontic Therapist roles within the Dentistry team.

To influence and be part of the decision making process within Dentistry in the U.K.

To obtain extended duties for Orthodontic Dental Nurses and develop the role of Orthodontic Therapists.

CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP.

Full Member:

A member may be any Dental Nurse, Therapist or an associated Dental Care Professional employed full or part time within Orthodontic Dentistry or Dental Nursing. Voting rights only.

Former Dental Nurse Member:

For retired dental nurses.

Honorary Membership:

Awarded by the committee for services to ONG.

MEMBERSHIP FEES:

Annual Membership fee is £25 by Direct Debit or £30 by cheque.

HOW IS THE GROUP ORGANISED?

The Group is run by an elected committee and also has regional representatives. The Group is responsible for its own finances.

The Group’s Annual General Meeting is held in September/October during the annual British Orthodontic Conference.

WHO IS ON THE COMMITTEE?

The Committee officer’s are Chairman, Vice Chairman, Development Officer, Administration Secretary, Finance Officer, Membership Secretary, Web Master and with committee members up to a total of ten.

WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF THE COMMITTEE?

  • Meet the aims of the Group.
  • Provide for the needs of its members
  • Promote the Group within the Dental Profession.
  • To communicate to its membership.
  • Manage the finances of the Group to achieve its aims and functions.

WHAT DOES THE GROUP PROVIDE?

  • Two study days each year, one at the B.O.C. and one in March.
  • A quarterly Journal to provide communication
  • A web site www.orthodontic-ong.org to provide communication.
  • Help and Guidance in the specialist field of Orthodontics for its members.
  • Continuing Professional Development in Orthodontics.
  • Group badge to identify membership of the Group.