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									Master Degree in Orthodontics

In cooperation with
Malmo University - Sweden




Accredited by
United Arab Emirates
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
                                    Dean’s Message



The Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry is unique in time, place
and history. The College offers in Dubai, the best western professional training
and technology in postgraduate dentistry utilizing rich, multi-cultural resources.
Academic and clinical training takes place in a new, 9,000 sq ft, state-of-the-
art facility located in Dubai Healthcare City. Specialty training in Orthodontics
results in a Specialty Certificate from Malmo University recognized by the Swedish
National Board of Health and Welfare. The Master of Science in Orthodontics is
awarded by the College and is recognized by the United Arab Emirates Ministry
of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In Oral Implantology, two separate
programs are offered. The 2-year Master degree program results in a Masters
of Science in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Implantology from University of
Gothenburg and is recognized by the Swedish National Board of Health and
Welfare. The 2-semester Diploma program in Oral Implantology results in a
certificate issued by the College. We are committed to excellence, diversity and
best practices and offer training and patient service second to none.



                          Dr. Donald J. FERGUSON, DMD, MSD
                          Dean
                          Professor of Orthodontics
                          Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry
                                      Message from the
                                      Program Director



The Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry offers a 3-year full-time
Master degree program in Orthodontics run in close collaboration with Malmo
University, Sweden. Malmo orthodontics is reflective on the excellence in
programming and technology found in Europe. Orthodontic faculty members
from the USA bring the American influence to the curriculum as well. Educational
focus is on teaching the fundamental importance of proper orthodontic diagnosis
and treatment planning. Also emphasized is the biological understanding
of orthodontic treatment including growth and development. Excellence in
research is stressed and residents are required to publish their research results
in a scientific professional journal. The edgewise orthodontic treatment system
of choice is the contemporary MBTtm appliance, and the Orthodontic Clinic
Director, Dr. John Bennett, is the “B” in MBT. Dolphin Imaging software is used
for management of patient data and the faculty represent American, European
and Middle East experiences. Our educational program is accredited and our
vision of excellent orthodontic training is validated by the Ministry of Higher
Education & Research in UAE.



                       Dr. Rolf Lindman, DMD, MSD
                       Director of the Orthodontic Master degree
                       training program
                       Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry
Master Degree Program in Orthodontics
The aim of the Program is to provide students specialist training with a
broad and academic foundation. The education provides the skills and
knowledge for diagnosis and care of children, adolescents and adults with
an orthodontic treatment need. The education has a particular emphasis
on health ethics, pedagogic and leadership.
The primary purpose of the educational program is to produce graduates
who possess the knowledge, skills, and values to begin the practice of
orthodontics as ethical practitioners committed to lifelong learning, and
dedicated to fulfilling the public’s trust.
Our clinical program is organized based on a structured but self-directed
learning environment, modern technologies and current evidence based
treatment modalities. Second and third year students are organized in
functional teams and are expected to work together in treatment planning
and patient care. Senior students provide clinical mentoring for first and
second year students with overall supervision by the academic staff.
The program especially emphasizes on:-

                   1.   Patient selection to provide a diverse
                        clinical experience appropriate to normal
                        clinical practice.
                   2.   Collection of an appropriate and
                        complete data base on each patient
                        to provide a strong foundation for
                        diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment
                        consultation, treatment, and retention of
                        the patient.
                   3.   The use of a problem-oriented diagnostic
                        and treatment planning strategies for all
                        patients.
                   4.   Utilization of craniofacial growth and
                        development of knowledge in planning
                        and carrying out patient treatment.
                   5.   Integration of relevant biological, clinical,
                        and behavioral science into patient
                        treatment.
                   6.   Use of current biomechanical and
                        biomaterial techniques and strategies in
                        patient care.
                   7.   Use of appropriate interdisciplinary
                        consultation and care where appropriate.
                   8.   Application of the principles of infection
                        control and environmental safety to
                        patient care and clinical operations.
PROGRAM LENGTH
The program comprises of 3 years of full time study. A total of 5280 hours out
of which 70 % is dedicated to clinical activities depending on the skills of the
student. Each student should plan and start the treatment of 60-80 patients
during the program with increasing severity. At least 30 of the cases should be
fully completed.



The program is made up of four main subjects:
•   Clinical training.

•   Theoretical orthodontics.

•   Laboratory orthodontics

•   Science/Research.


The research activities in clinical and translational research programs contribute
to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge for the benefit of society.
Faculty and students engage in activities that have a positive impact on oral and
systemic health.
PROGRAM AIM

At the end of the program the following level of skills are required
for qualification of examination;

I. Extensive knowledge of and an ability to independently
   and routinely carry out:
•   Diagnosis, treatment need, planning, and prognosis of malocclusions in
    children and adults
•   Etiology of development of orthodontic problems
•   Preventive and interceptive orthodontics
•   Orthodontics and oral rehabilitation in adults
•   Planning of orthognathic surgery
•   Pre and postoperative orthodontics in association with orthognatic
    surgery

II. Knowledge and experience of:
•   Treatment of craniomandibular disorders
•   Diagnostic oral medicine
•   Oral rehabilitation /parodontologigal/prosthetics/implantology

III. Thorough theoretical knowledge of:
•   Surgical treatment of children with cleft lip and palate, early management of
    cleft lip and palate cases and presurgical orthopaedic appliances
•   Maxillofacial surgery
•   ENT disorders


IV. Knowledge and experience of:
•   Scientific research
Science and Research
The research aspect of the program provides the foundational knowledge to
allow the student to critically evaluate literature and conduct research.

•   Provide familiarity with research design and statistical analysis.

•   Formulate a proposal, carry out a research project, analyze the results, and
    write the results in a publishable format.

•   Develop characteristics of a life-long learner in the student.


Examination and Certification
Examination of the students includes an individual demonstration and critical
discussion of randomly selected cases with representatives from Malmö
University Faculty of Odontology (MUFO) and an oral presentation of additional
5 cases together with a presentation and defense of the research project. On
successful completion of all program requirements including the examination
Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry will issue graduates a Masters
of Science in Orthodontics, stamped with the College logo, Malmö University
logo and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, United Arab Emirates.
Graduates will also receive a Specialist Certificate in Orthodontics from MUFO.
The certificate is given to postgraduate students who have passed the examination
for a specialist degree in orthodontics laid down by the Swedish National Board
of Health and Welfare.
                                     Orthodontics Faculty
   Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry – Dubai




Dr. John Bennett, FDS RCS Edin. LDS D.Orth RCS Lond.



Dr. John Bennett is the Orthodontic Clinic Director
at Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry.
He received his specialist orthodontic training at the
respected Eastman Institute in London, and is a well-
known figure in world orthodontics. He has been
the senior partner in a leading London orthodontic
practice since the mid-1980’s, with informal lecturing
arrangements at important European Universities, but is
now living in Dubai. He is co-author of four orthodontic
textbooks, including the best-selling ‘Systemized
Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics’, which is available
in 14 languages, including Arabic. With two colleagues
from North and South America Dr Bennett developed
the well-known MBT™ philosophy of orthodontic
treatment, which is the treatment method of choice in
university teaching departments around the world, and
for two decades he has maintained an international
reputation as an outstanding clinical orthodontist and
teacher.
                                     Orthodontics Faculty
   Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry – Dubai




Dr. Donald J. FERGUSON, DMD, MSD


Dr. Ferguson is Professor and Dean, Nicolas & Asp
College of Postgraduate Dentistry in Dubai, UAE. He is
formerly Professor and Chair of Orthodontics at Boston
University, Executive Director, Center for Advanced
Dental Education at Saint Louis University, and Chair
of Orthodontics and Director, Advanced Orthodontic
Training Program, Marquette University. Dr. Ferguson
is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics
(ABO) and past president of the EH Angle Society,
Midwest Component. He served as a senior Fulbright
scholar (a US national scholar award) at Alexandria
University, Egypt, and has lectured extensively at
university, regional, national and international forums.
He received his dental degree from University of
Oregon and an MSD in orthodontics from University
of the Pacific. His research interests include bone
biology and tissue healing related to tooth movement.
He has authored over 100 articles and abstracts for
many professional journals and publications as well as
contributed chapters to several textbooks.
                                     Orthodontics Faculty
   Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry – Dubai




Ahmad M.A ISMAIL, BDS, CESpedo, DUOA, DSO



Dr. Ahmad Ismail is Professor of Orthodontics at
Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry. He
is formerly Dean at Baghdad University College of
Dentistry as well as Professor & Chair of Orthodontics at
Baghdad University. Dr. Ismail is Founder of the College
of Dentistry at Almustanseria University, Iraq. He is
past President of the Iraqi Orthodontic Society, Chief
Executive of Specialized & Consultant Clinic at Baghdad
University, Chief of the editorial board of the Iraqi Dental
Colleges Journal, and Baghdad Dental College Journal.
He served as member of the board of Iraqi High Medical
Specialization Committee. He has given numerous
continuing education programs in Orthodontic at
national and regional levels. He received his dental
degree from the University of Baghdad, DOS doctorate
of Orthopedic Dento-Facial, DUOA University of Paris
VI France, and CES in Pedodontics from University of
Paris V France. He has started teaching programs at
the end of 1983 & supervised more than 120 Masters
& diploma degrees and research projects and authored
many articles published in national journals.
                                     Orthodontics Faculty
   Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry – Dubai




Dr. Rolf Lindman, DMD, MSD



Dr. Rolf Lindman is Director of the Orthodontic Master

degree training program at Nicolas & Asp College of

Postgraduate Dentistry, and he is Associate Professor

of Orthodontics at Malmo University, Sweden. Dr.

Lindman received dental training at Malmo University,

orthodontic specialty training at Public Dental Service,

Linköping, and a PhD degree from Umea University, all

in Sweden. He was Head, Department of Maxillofacial

Surgery and Jaw Orthopedics, University Hospital MAS,

Sweden and has particular interest and expertise in the

treatment of cleft lip & palate patients. His research

interest in muscle physiology and has numerous

scientific publications in refereed professional journals.
                                     Orthodontics Faculty
   Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry – Dubai




Dr. Abdelhakim El-Gheriani, BDS, DMD, MS

Dr. Abdelhakim El-Gheriani is Assistant Professor of
Orthodontics at Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate
Dentistry. He was born in the USA, raised in Sheffield,
UK and is of Libyan ancestry. He earned his BDS from
Benghazi, Libya; DMD and MS from the University of
Pittsburgh, USA. Dr. El-Gheriani received a Certificate of
Specialty in Orthodontics from University of Colorado
and is certified as a Diplomat by the American Board of
Orthodontics (ABO).

He was faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and
Dental Director at UPMC Braddock Hospital, USA.
He has published research in the fields of heritability
of malocclusion and on government expenditures for
orthodontic treatment.
                                     Orthodontics Faculty
   Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry – Dubai




Dr. Marie E. Follin, LDS, DDS, PhD, Odont.dr.

Dr. Marie Follin is visiting Associate Professor of
Orthodontics at Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate
Dentistry. She received her dental degree, orthodontic
training and doctorate at the well renowned University
of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research interests have
been tissue reactions in orthodontic tooth movement
as related to clinical practice. She has long clinical
experience in orthodontics including the position as
Senior Orthodontic Consultant and clinical director
within community dentistry in Sweden as well as
working in private practice in Kuwait. At University of
Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska Academy, she has had the
position as Associate Professor as well as senior lecturer.
She has been clinical instructor in the undergraduate
and postgraduate programs and has received students’
awards for best teacher. For a year she held the position
as Associate Professor at Arhus University Denmark. She
has given several independent courses in orthodontics
for all levels of orthodontic education. She is co-author
in a Swedish orthodontic textbook for graduate students
Visiting Orthodontics Faculty
Malmö University – Sweden

Prof. Dr. Lars Bondemark, DDS, PhD
Dept. of Orthodontics, Malmö University Dental School


Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knutsson, DDS, PhD,
Dept. of Maxillofacial Radiology, Malmö University Dental School


Prof. Dr. Thomas List, DDS, PhD,
Dept. of Stomatognathic Physiology, Malmö University Dental School


Prof. Dr. Per Stal, DDS, PhD,
Dept. of Integrated Medical Biology, Umeå University, Sweden


Dr. Thor Henriksson, DDS, PhD
Dept. of Orthodontics, Malmö University Dental School

Dr. Birgitta Nelsson, DDS,
Clinic of Orthodontics and Postgraduate Education, Malmö Public
Dental Health


Dr. Andrea Bresin, DDS, PhD,
Clinic of Orthodontics and Postgraduate Education, Malmö Public
Dental Health


Dr. Bo Sunzel, DDS, PhD,
Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Malmö University Hospital
Study Plan
1 ST Y E A R –               1 ST S E M E S T E R
Course Code Course Name                                         Cr Hrs
            Clinical Orthodontics
CLNOR 100 Clinical course I                                       7

THROR 100    Orthodontic Documentaion, diagnosis and analysis     2
THROR 110    Craniofacial biology and orthodontics                2
THROR 120    Orthodontic mechanics I                              2
             Laboratory Orthodontics
LABOR 100    Model Analysis                                      0.5
LABOR 110    Cephalometric Analysis                              0.5
LABOR 120    Typodont Course                                      1
                                                                 15

1 ST Y E A R –               2 ND S E M E S T E R
Course Code Course Name                                         Cr Hrs
            Clinical Orthodontics
CLNOR 200 Clinical course II                                      7

THROR 200    Anatomy and Orthodo ntics                           1.5
THROR 210    Craniofacial growth and develo pment                 2
THROR 220    Orthodontic mechanics II                             5
THROR 230    Literature review                                   0.5
             Laboratory Orthodontics
LABOR 200    Wire bending exersice                                 1
LABOR 210    Superimposition and growth prediction                1
                                                                  15

2 ND Y E A R –                1 ST S E M E S T E R
Course Code Course Name                                         Cr Hrs
            Clinical Orthodontics
CLNOR 300 Clinical course III                                     9

THROR 100    Postnatal growth                                     2
THROR 310    Orthodontic Management I                             3
             Laboratory Orthodontics
LABOR 300    Biomechanics                                         1
                                                                  15
2 ND Y E A R –                  2 ND S E M E S T E R
Course Code Course Name                                   Cr Hrs
            Clinical Orthodontics
CLNOR 400 Clinical course IV                                9

THROR 400    Interceptive orthodontics                      1
THROR 410    Orthodontic Management II                      2
             Research
SCI 400                                                      2
SCI 410      Research project                                1
                                                            15

3 RD Y E A R –                  1 ST S E M E S T E R
Course Code Course Name                                   Cr Hrs
            Clinical Orthodontics
CLNOR 500 Clinical course V                                 8

THROR 500    Orthodontic and maxillofacial surgery          1
THROR 510    Orthodontic Management III                     1
THROR 520    Craniomandibular function and or thodontic     1
THROR 530    Practice Management                           0.5
             Laboratory Orthodontics
LABOR 500    Surgical Planning                              1
             Research
SCI 500      Research project                              2.5
                                                           15

3 RD Y E A R –                  2 ND S E M E S T E R
Course Code Course Name                                   Cr Hrs
            Clinical Orthodontics
CLNOR 600 Clinical course VI                                6

THROR 600                                                   2
THROR 610    Orthodontic Management IV                      3
             Research
SCI 600      Research project                                4
                                                            15
ADMISSION
The following requirements are needed to be considered for
admittance to any of the programs


• Successful Completion of an accredited Dental School.
• A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0*.
• A minimum TOFEL English Exam score of 550# (or equivalent).
• Proof of at least 2 years experience as a General Dentist.
• Evidence of Financial Support.
• Proof of UAE visa eligibility.
• 2 letters of recommendation.
• Personal interview.


Admittance to the program will be based upon academic records
and supporting documents. Applicants who meet the above require-
ments will be requested to attend a personal interview which may
include an entrance examination to determine the final admission
results.

* A GPA of 2.5 will be accepted for a conditional admission; however an accumulative
GPA of 3 is required at the end of the 1st Semester to continue with the program.

# A TOFEL (or equivalent) score of 530 will be accepted for a conditional admission,
however students are required to resit their TOFEL (or equivalent) exam before the end
of the 1st Semester and obtain a score of 550, otherwise they can not continue the pro-
gram.
BEFORE YOU APPLY

• Nicolas & Asp College of Postgraduate Dentistry has one intake during
  each academic year. Admission is based on strict requirements and is on a
  competitive basis.
• Application forms can be requested by contacting the College during working
   hours, and when completed can be submitted in person or via courier to the
   College, four weeks prior to the commencement date.
• Where necessary applicants must arrange to have all official final transcripts
  and other supporting documentation delivered to the College no later than
  the specified deadline for the session intake.


HOW TO APPLY
Documentation to provide
1. Completed Documentation of Admission
2. Originals of all attested education certificates including completion certificates
   and academic transcripts (translated to English if required).
3. English proficiency certificate (TOEFL or equivalent)
4. Current Curriculum Vitae with 2 references.
5. Evidence of Financial Support (Scholarship letter, Sponsorship letter or other
   evidence in writing)
6. Copy of valid passport with UAE residence visa (if required)
7. 4 passport size photographs
Contact information
Telephone:+971 4 3624787 Fax:+971 4 3624793
Address:Located on the 3rd Floor, Block D,
Dubai Healthcare City.
P.O. Box: 53382, Dubai, UAE
Email:info@dubaipostgraduate.com
Website: www.dubaipostgraduate.com

								
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