Aims and practical information
The Master’s degree in Orthodontics represents an extension and deepening of the concepts acquired during the core training at undergraduate level in preparation for professional specialization.
Students will acquire knowledge in the following areas:
- Control of a child’s conduct
- Craniofacial growth and development
- Biomechanical principles; Correlation between diagnosis and orthodontic
treatment: Cephalometrics and biomechanics; Visual treatment goals.
- Bioprogressive technique: Treatment of class I, III and III malocclusions;
- Preventive measures during treatment
- Development of occlusions
- Historical evolution of apparatus in orthodontics; Design and construction
of apparatus; Auxiliary apparatus.
- Retention and recurrence
- Orthodontics in adults
- Relationship between orthodontics and other specialities
- Latest advances in orthodontics
- Research techniques
- Publication of scientific articles
Master’s degree in Orthodontics, UB-specific degree. To obtain the qualification, students must successfully complete each of the five modules.
The Master’s degree in Orthodontics meets the requirements of the European Union (Erasmus norms). Since 18 June 2019, we have been a NEBEOP
member (Network of Erasmus Based European Orthodontic Postgraduate Programmes).
WHO IS IT FOR?
– Dentistry graduates
– Medicine graduates specialized in stomatology
NUMBER OF PLACES
8 places are offered every year (numbers may vary at the coordinators' discretion)
DIRECTION AND COORDINATION OF THE MASTER’S DEGREE
– Director: Dr Josep Maria Ustrell i Torrent
– Co-director: Prof. Nuno Correia d’Oliveira
– Clinical coordination: Dr Meritxell Sànchez Molins
– Final Project and Clinical Cases coordination: Dr Martha Torres
– General coordination:
- First year: Prof. Nuno Correia d’Oliveira
- Second year: Dr. Montserrat Rigau Gay
- Third year: Prof. Montse Puigpinós Saronellas
3 full academic years (from January to December) + fourth year (from January to April) in which students present their Final Project (TFM, 4th module),
complete patient treatment (5th module) and continue HOUB emergency treatments.
Mainly Spanish, some Catalan and English.
Classes will be taught at the School of Dentistry of the University of Barcelona (Campus Bellvitge).
Practical sessions will be held at the UB's Dental Hospital, HOUB, University of Barcelona (Campus Bellvitge).
32nd edition of the MASTER’S DEGREE IN ORTHODONTICS (2023-2026): Practical information
CALENDAR AND TIMETABLE
Beginning of classes: mid-January 2023 to end of December 2023.
Hours: Monday to Friday, mornings, plus four afternoons.
January to end of December 2024.
Hours: Monday to Friday, four mornings and four afternoons.
January to end of December 2025.
Hours: Monday to Friday, four mornings and three afternoons.
January to April 2026.
Hours: One morning a week of clinical practice to complete cases. One morning for presentation of the Final Project and one morning for final presentation of completed clinical case(s).
Holidays: As established in the academic calendar of the UB Dental Hospital: five weeks in August, two weeks at Christmas, 1 week at Easter.
FEES AND PAYMENT
The enrolment fees for each module are as follows:
Module 1: 20.500* € + €70 UB fee + €5,5 UB insurance
Module 2: 20.500* € + €70 UB fee + €5,5 UB insurance
Module 3: 20.500* € + €70 UB fee + €5,5 UB insurance
Module 4: 3.000* € (Final Project) + €70 UB fee + €5,5 UB insurance
Module 5: 1.500* € (Clinical Cases) + €70 UB fee + €5,5 UB insurance
Total price: €66.000 (+ fees and insurances)
Payment method: Payment for each module must be made as a single payment at the beginning of each academic year.
(* fees may vary at the coordinator’s discretion)
PRE-ENROLMENT REQUEST AND PERIOD
PRE-ENROLMENT REQUEST: Candidates should submit the completed request form (available from the Master Degree Secretary) in person or send it
by recorded mail or courier to Office 2.7 (Orthodontics) of the University of Barcelona School of Dentistry, together with the required documentation.
Period: 6 June to 23 September.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic record, curriculum vitae, clinical experience, admission exam, psychological test and personal
Admission exam and psychological test:
Held in face-to-face sessions during the first week of October.
The exam is based on the book by Dr Ustrell, JM. (coord.) Diagnóstico y tratamiento en ortodoncia. 1ª ed. Barcelona: Ed. Elsevier;
Personal interviews will be carried out face-to-face during the second and third weeks of October, except for candidates who have to travel a significant distance to attend, in which case interviews can be held on the day of the exam.
ADMISSION AND ENROLMENT
In late October, candidates will be notified of their exam and interview results.
Successfully admitted candidates will receive the instructions for enrolment and payment via email (November-December).
Classes will start in mid-January each year. Dates are subject to change.
MASTER’S DEGREE SECRETARY
Ms. Adriana Campi & Inma Raventós
Campus de Bellvitge, Universitat de Barcelona
Pavelló de Govern, 2nd floor, office 2.7
c/ Feixa Llarga, s/n
08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 93 403 72 21 / firstname.lastname@example.org