Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) Orthodontics


Programme Description


The course runs for four years, on a part-time basis, and leads to a Masters degree.

The course combines lectures and research with mandatory clinical training modules. The latter will be supervised by orthodontic specialist mostly accreditated by the European Board of Orthodontics.

Subjects will be taught through group sessions, seminars pratical skills training, and students-led enhancement sessions.

Lectures will be held for 2 weeks every 4 months in Malta + 40 hours of clinical practice every semester for the first year, 50 hours for the second year and 60 hours for the third year.

The Masters degree will enable you to

  • treat dentofacial deformities;
  • treat patient presenting deciduous, mixed and permanet dention;
  • diagnose and treat Class I, II and III malocclusions, vertical and transversal occlusal alterations;
  • treat adult patients even with reduced dentition and/or periodontal problems;
  • interact with other specialists and be part of a multidisciplinary team: master the most recent 3D technologies as well as the new anchorage devices and invisible technique.


Year 1

  • Anatomy and Head Embryology
  • Molecular Biology and Orthodontic Tooth Movement
  • Imaging and Cephalometric Radiology
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Orthodontic techniques I
  • Clinical orthodontics I
  • Growth and Development of the Stomatognathic System
  • Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Stomatognathic System
  • IT and Cephalometric Analysis
  • Orthodontic biomechanics
  • Orthodontic Techniques II
  • Aetiology of Malocclusion
  • Clinical Orthodontics II
  • Adult Orthodontics
  • Research Methods

Year 2

  • Orthodontic Literature I
  • Extractions in Orthodontics
  • Orthodontic-periodontal Treatment
  • Orthodontic Techniques III
  • Clinical Orthodontics III
  • Orthodontic and Surgical Treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Orthodontic Research
  • Psychology in Orthodontics
  • Genetics and Craniofacial Abnormalities
  • Orthodontic Biomaterials
  • Orthodontic Literature II
  • Orthodontic Techniques IV
  • Clinical Orthodontics IV
  • Assessment of Growth and Treatment
  • Orthodontic Restorative Treatment
  • Iatrogenic Effects of Orthodontic Treatment
  • Craniomandibular Dysfunction

Year 3

  • Research Project I
  • Orthodontic Literature III
  • Clinical Orthodontics V
  • Retention and Relapse
  • Hygiene, asepsis and sterilization
  • Ethics and Forensic Medicine
  • Periodontics
  • Clinical Orthodontics VI
  • Management, administration and ergonomics
  • Orthodontic Literature IV
  • Research Project II

Year 4

  • Clinical Orthodontics VII
  • Clinical Orthodontics VIII
  • Thesis preparation

How to apply

APPLY HERE for the course starting in June, the deadline has been extended to the end of April for EU citizens and VISA-exempted.


Enrolment fee: 750 €

Tuition fee: 10.000€

Last updated Mar 2018

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