Master of Science in Advanced Dentistry (Reconstructive Dentistry)

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. Reconstructive Dentistry is the part of dentistry that focuses on the rehabilitation of lost aesthetics and functionality of the dentition.

This involves fixed rehabilitation by means of crowns and bridges, tooth replacement using a removable denture or dental implants, as well as restorations using composite. This programme aims to educate the practitioner to become a specialist, who can take care of complex cases. This is done through lectures, preclinical exercises and clinical training.

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.