Curriculum MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN ORTHODONTICS (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

Curriculum

MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM IN ORTHODONTICS (INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM) 

Level Master's
Faculty / Institute FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
Website http://www.dt.mahidol.ac.th

Degree Designation

MASTER OF SCIENCE(ORTHODONTICS)

Additional advantages of the programme

The combined Master of Science and Higher Graduate Diploma Program in Orthodontics (International Program) at Mahidol University is designed to train dentists to become orthodontic specialists practicing in any healthcare settings and academia. Recognizing the evolving nature of contemporary orthodontic practice, the program strives to provide a full range of comprehensive clinical experiences including application of new technology and innovations in orthodontic practice. Graduate students participate in the diagnosis and treatment of skeletal and orthodontic problems in deciduous and mixed dentition, as well as in a multidisciplinary approach of complex adult cases. The curriculum offers extensive didactic clinical and research experiences aiming to promote critical thinking and evidence-based orthodontics. The curriculum consists of subjects with direct application in modern orthodontic practice. Examples of such subjects are craniofacial growth and development, diagnosis, treatment planning, cephalometrics, biomechanics, orthodontic treatment technics and dentofacial orthopedics, Invisalign, surgical orthodontics, TMJ function and dysfunction, craniofacial anomalies and dental sleep medicine. Concurrently, graduate students regularly attend various seminars and take part in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with oral clefts, craniofacial anomalies, and obstructive sleep apnea. Although the majority of research activities concentrating in orthodontics, research opportunities in the fields of biomedical sciences, oral biology, or epidemiology are possible. These experiences will enable graduates of the program to become highly competent orthodontists according to World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) standard.

Admission Requirements

								   
											
							 Applicants must graduate from dental school with a D.D.S., D.M.D. or equivalent degree which is 
accredited by the Office of the Education Commission with the following qualifiacations
1. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 (1-4 scale). Foreign applicants are 
    required to submit their official class ranking in addition to GPA.  
2. Applicants must have at least one year of working experience as a licensed dentist prior to the 
    application deadline. 
3. Have and English Proficiency Examination score as the requirement of Faculty of Graduate Studies. 
    The English exam must be taken within 24 months prior to the application deadline.
4. Other exceptions may be considered by the Program Director, committee and the Dean of 
    the Faculty of Graduate Studies							 							 							 
							 
							 

Curriculum Structure

Plan A2
Required Courses 22            Credits
Elective Courses not less than 6            Credits
Thesis 12            Credits
Total not less than 40            Credits

Job Option after Graduation


- Orthodontist with competent in orthodontic skills
- Researcher with skills and competence in orthodontics

Course Requirements

Plan A2

Required Courses Credit
DTOD626 : SEMINAR IN GROWTH 1
DTOD627 : SEMINAR IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING 1
DTOD628 : SEMINAR IN BIOMECHANIC 1
DTOD629 : SEMINAR IN ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY 1
DTOD630 : SEMINAR IN ORTHODONTIC FINISHING 1
DTOD631 : ORTHODONTIC DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING 2
DTOD633 : CEPHALOMETRICS 1
DTOD634 : PRACTICAL ORTHODONTICS AND LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 1
DTOD636 : ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE I 1
DTOD637 : ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE II 1
DTOD638 : ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE III 1
DTOD639 : ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE IV 1
DTOD640 : ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE V 1
DTOD641 : ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE VI 1
DTOD642 : ORTHODONTIC BIOMECHANICS 1
DTOD647 : TYPODONT LABOLATORY 2
DTOD668 : CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF TOOTH MOVEMENT AND ORTHOPEDICS 1
DTOD669 : ORTHODONTIC DENTAL MATERIAL 1
DTOD674 : GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 1
DTOD675 : DIGITAL ORTHODONTICS 1
Elective Courses Credit
DTAN601 : APPLIED ANATOMY OF HEAD AND NECK 1
DTOB628 : ORAL BIOLOGY FOR DENTAL PRACTICE 1
DTOD664 : CLINICAL ADMINISTRATION 1
DTOD666 : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND THESIS WRITTING 1
DTOD667 : EVIDENCE BASED ORTHODONTICS 1
GRID603 : BIOSTATISTICS 3
Thesis Credit
DTOD698 : THESIS 12