Master of Science in Advanced Dentistry (Periodontics)

Course content

The aim of the Master in Advanced Dentistry is to upgrade the general dentist to a highly qualified specialist practitioner, being capable of performing dental treatments independently within a background of broad dental, medical and sociological knowledge. Periodontology is the part of dentistry that focuses on diseases of the gums and the jawbone surrounding the teeth.

. During your dental education, you came in contact with periodontal pathology and therapy. You also discovered the possibilities of dental implants. The specialist training in periodontology aims to educate and train those dentist that have a special interest in this field, by educating them thoroughly in all aspects of oral implantology and periodontology. These treatments will also be linked with the prosthetic rehabilitation, thereby considering functional and esthetical aspects. There will also be attention for the medically compromised risk patient from a periodontal point of view.

Course structure

The master contains 60 credits and is divided over 3 years and is combined with clinical training (120 credits). The specialisation is scientifically supported with the obligatory master's dissertation which should be publishable in a A1 journal. Courses are given in English but students are required to obtain proficiency in Dutch prior to treating patients in the clinical programme. International students interested to join the master programmes should first seek admission in the one year ‘postgraduate studies in oral health sciences’. The latter can be combined with the language courses and is also a preparatory year for more advanced courses.

Career perspectives

The master's programme in Advanced Dentistry educates dentists in an extensive and thorough manner in all aspects of the specialization, in accordance with the highest European criteria. You work independently or in an association with other dental specialists from diverse disciplines. Or you choose to teach in your subject or perform scientific research in that field.