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Periodontology

About the programme

This programme is a full-time, two-year international Master's programme with clinical training in Periodontology. 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 Periodontology.

The programme gives the student broad knowledge in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth and implants. This includes the maintenance of health, function and aesthetics of these tissues and structures, as well as implant site development and implant installation.

Objectives

Students taking this two-year master's programme attain broad knowledge in periodontology, allowing them to examine and evaluate relevant patient history and clinical conditions and to appropriately design a treatment plan, taking individual patient needs and expectations into consideration.
Upon successful completion of the Master's programme, 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).

Course components

After introductory courses in comprehensive dentistry and research methodology, focused theoretical and clinical training in Periodontology is obtained through a combination of seminars, lectures, individual assignments, and clinical sessions.
The research project is an independent work by the student, supervised by a senior researcher in the field.

The department has a problem-based approach to learning, and encourages self-directed study in the theory and practice of periodontology. Students are exposed to clinical cases with increasing complexity and also collaborate with residents in the national dental specialisation programme. Joint seminars with postgraduate students and specialists from other relevant subareas are often offered.

Students are exposed, in the form of auscultation, to a large number of periodontal procedures of variable complexity, and treat own selected patients under the close guidance and supervision of experienced periodontists and academic staff. 

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