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The postgraduate orthodontic curriculum is based on the requirements set forth by the European "Erasmus Project". Requirements for admission to the program include graduation from an accredited dental school, a license to practice dentistry in your country of origin and proficiency in English.

The requirements for the orthodontic certification by Tel Aviv University are the satisfactory completion of:


i.   Pre-clinical preparatory courses 
ii.  Orthodontic theory and diagnosis 
iii. Adjunct didactic courses 
iv. Clinical requirements 
v.  All examinations 
vi. Research project, submission & defense of a Master's thesis


The program leads to a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master's in Orthodontics. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree may be exempt from the Master's in orthodontics requirements but not from a research project. The Department also offers a Ph.D. track, which requires an additional 2 to 3 years of research and completion of courses, specified for this track. 

The duration of the program is three and a half calendar years (40 weeks per year, 40 hours per week). All instruction is in English.


The next class is due to commence on February 7th 2016.
Registration is open from April 12th, 2015 to July 1st, 2015.   


Tuition is at present 140,000 NIS per year (this includes tuition fee for the Diploma in Orthodontics and the Master's in Orthodontics degree, health insurance and malpractice insurance).

The main orthodontic treatment philosophies taught are


     a) Modified Edgewise Technique 
     b) Straight Wire Technique (conventional, self ligating brackets, e.g., Damon) 
     c) Lingual Technique (e.g., Incognito)  
     d) Removable & Functional Appliances (Herbst, Clark twin block, Magnets, etc.) 
     e) Clear Thermoplastic Retainers (e.g., Invisalign) 
     f) Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD)  


Each student will be allocated new cases, active transfer cases and cases in retention. The orthodontic treatment of ten new cases must be completed and fully documented for presentation by each resident. The cases include:


     a) Mixed dentition cases 
     b) Permanent dentition cases
     c) Cleft palate and disabled children 
     d) Adult cases requiring orthodontic treatment 
     e) Multi-disciplinary treatments:
         Perio-orthodontic, Prosthetic-orthodontic, Orthognathic surgery treatments


Candidates accepted to the program will be sent details of the required items, including instruments, digital camera and lap-top computer.


A personal interview is mandatory.

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 October 2014 )

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