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Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function

About the programme

This program is a full-time, two-year international Master's programme in Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function with clinical training. The programme is offered to certified dentists with a minimum of two years clinical experience after graduation who seek to obtain research experience and improve their theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function.

This program is also suited for students who are planning a career in academia. Upon highly commended completion of the 2-year programme, a 4-year Odont Dr programme (PhD, 3rd cycle) is available to a limited number of international students after application to the Faculty Board of Research and Research Programmes.


Upon successful completion of the international master's programme in Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function, which includes a research project and the defence of a thesis (2nd cycle), students will be awarded a Master's Degree in Dental Science (MDSc). Clinically, students will develop clinical competence and theoretical knowledge to be able to assess, diagnose and treat patients with moderately complex orofacial pain and jaw dysfunction.

Course components

After introductory courses in comprehensive dentistry and research methodology, an individual research project is the basis for the Master's thesis.  Focused theoretical and clinical training in Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function is obtained through a combination of seminars, lectures, individual assignments, and preclinical/clinical sessions.

The research project is an independent work by the student, supervised by a senior researcher in the field.

Areas of focus include an overview of the biological basis of orofacial pain and jaw function in theory and practice, diagnostic procedures and treatments. Principles, issues and diverse subjects are explored and applied to research and clinical care. Students are exposed to complex and interesting cases, in a forum designed to enhance their ability to interact successfully with professionals within the same field as well as other medical fields.
Participants treat a variety of patients under the close supervision and guidance of a diverse and experienced faculty comprised of top researchers and practitioners in the field of orofacial pain.

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