Aarhus International Short Term Course in Orthodontics


Duration: 10 weeks

Price: 11,500 € (eleven thousand five hundred €)
Payment details

Application deadline: Due to the COVID -19 situation, we are sorry to announce that the Aarhus International Short Term Course in Orthodontics will not take place in 2020

Course dates in 2021: Will be announced in the beginning of 2021

Place: Aarhus

Language: English

Objective of the Course

To provide the qualified dentist with a basic foundation in orthodontics. In contrast to many 2- or 3- day courses aiming at one particular topic, this course provides a broad insight into both the theoretical and clinical aspects of orthodontics.

To provide state-of-the-art information on orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapy, as well as basic sciences courses relevant to the delivery of orthodontic care.

The programme provides an excellent and thorough background in orthodontics together with a better understanding of the possibilities and limitations in clinical practice.

This course is especially targeted to the dentist who wishes to apply for a specialty programme in orthodontics and desires a broad introductory education to the subject.

What you get

  • 10-week Course in a university environment
  • Academic-based teaching
    • State-of-the-art biomechanics lectures
    • Growth & development
    • Diagnosis, treatment planning and (digital) design of appliances
    • 3D Imaging and newest technologies
  • Hands-on typodont courses
  • Shadowing in the postgraduate clinic on a daily basis
  • Direct access to University research environment
  • An extra complimentary week of advanced teaching during the following Spring

Course structure

The course consists of a theoretical and a practical part, which provides an outstanding background for contemporary clinical orthodontics.

The education consists of lectures on a wide range of topics, exercises related to treatment planning and cephalometrics and different types of typodont courses, including basic edgewise technique, segmented arch technique, and straight wire technique.

In particular: The course starts with a series of comprehensive lectures about growth and development, followed by theoretical and practical sessions about diagnosis, enabling the participants to take orthodontic records and to set the proper orthodontic treatment goals.

A theoretical background of biomechanics in clinical orthodontics is then provided. Wire bending is introduced in the practical sessions, with typodont courses applying individualized biomechanical force systems to solve specific clinical problems. A special focus is set on the role of various types of appliances in clinical orthodontics, in children, adolescents, and adults.

Finally, diagnosis and orthodontic management of impacted teeth, temporomandibular disorders, and interdisciplinary treatment are discussed. Treatment of patients affected by juvenile arthritis and cleft lip palate are introduced as well.

The participants do not treat patients, but can shadow the clinical activities at the Section: The participants have the chance to visit the postgraduate clinic, where the theoretical principles acquired during the course are applied.

Participation to the morning seminars of the postgraduate students is not mandatory but possible and highly recommended.

An extra week of teaching in more advanced orthodontics subjects is provided during the following spring.

Course Dates

The Aarhus International Short-Term Course in Orthodontics extends over a period of 10 mandatory weeks (with a break of 1 week in the middle) from -- to --, 2020, plus one optional week, where participants can attend the activities in the postgraduate clinic and study orthodontics cases in the Section’s library.

The extra week of advanced teaching will be organized in the early spring of the following year (the exact dates will be released by mid-May).


Admission to the course requires a dental degree from a recognized institution and good knowledge of the English language (see below).

The participants’ selection is on the first-come, first-served basis (provided the fulfillment of the above-mentioned criteria).

The number of positions available is limited to 10. The small number of participants allows the academic staff and the external lecturers to optimize the teaching activities and the adaptation of the course to the participants' specific needs.


The lectures and seminars are given in English.

There are no compulsory requirements about the English level. Having said that, we do think that having a good level of English (especially for the reading and listening, and, to a minor extent, for speaking) is beneficial for the applicants to our International Short Term Course.

In particular:

  • For the TOEFL, a good score in these areas (reading >21, listening > 21, and speaking > 18) would be a plus. The writing part is not relevant for our course (total score, internet-based, above 75).
  • For the IELTS, more than 7 for both reading and listening, and 6 for speaking (total score above 6.5) would be a plus. 


The Section of Orthodontics on the first-come, first-served basis may arrange a limited number of accommodations. The accommodation fee is not included in the tuition fee and must be paid separately.

Tuition fee

11,500 € (eleven thousand five hundred €)

A Registration fee of 2,000€ must be paid within 7 days from acceptance.

Final installment has to be paid by June the 15th.

The Registration fee has to be paid online.

The Final installment can be done only by Bank Wire Transfer.

The tuition fee includes:

  • All teaching materials
  • Access to the web based textbook “Biomechanics in Orthodontics” by Dr. Fiorelli and Prof. Melsen.
  • A compendium on the literature of the topics discussed in the lectures
  • Clinical uniform to be used when visiting the postgraduate clinic
  • Welcome breakfast, coffee and tea, one-day social event, and Goodbye dinner.
  • A complimentary extra week of advanced teaching during the following Spring


Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Registration fee is not refundable in case of cancellation from a registered participant.

In case of cancellation from a registered participant, an email has to be sent as soon as possible both to Dr. Cattaneo, Course coordinator, and to Mrs. Andersen, Course secretary. For cancellations received up to July 15th, 50% of the Tuition fee will be refunded, whilst no refund will be possible after this date.

If by June 15th the minimum number of participants to activate the course is not reached, the course will be cancelled and all registered participants will be refunded.


Duration: 10 weeks

Price: 11,500 € (eleven thousand five hundred €)
Payment details

Application deadline: Due to the COVID -19 situation, we are sorry to announce that the Aarhus International Short Term Course in Orthodontics will not take place in 2020

Course dates in 2021: Will be announced in the beginning of 2021

Place: Aarhus

Language: English


Mariann Andersen
Dental Assistant

Email: ortho-shortterm@dent.au.dk
Building 1610, 490
Phone: +45 93 50 80 87

Course coordinator