For 2021/2022 Short-Term Students

Offers an intensive theoretical and clinical insight into orthodontics in an academic environment.

Offers an intensive theoretical and clinical insight into orthodontics in an academic environment.

Objective of the Course

The course aims to provide:

  • A basic foundation in orthodontics for the qualified dentist.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 towards postgraduate residents and dentists who wish to apply for a specialised programme in orthodontics and desire a broad introductory education to the subject.

What you get

Research-based teaching in:

  • State-of-the-art biomechanics
  • Growth & development
  • Diagnosis, treatment planning and (digital) design of appliances
  • 3D Imaging and newest technologies

You also get to experience:

  • Hands-on typodont courses
  • Shadowing in the postgraduate clinic on a daily basis
  • Direct access to university research environment and university library
  • An extra complimentary week of theoretical teaching during the following cours

Course programme (PDF)



  • 6.5 weeks of physical attendance
  • 15 webinars from excellent speakers
  • 1 additional and optional week in the postgraduate clinic

Course dates in 2021/2022:

  • 13 Sept. - 1 Oct. 2021: physical attendance
  • Autumn 2021 / spring 2022: 15 webinars
  • 2 - 25 May 2022: physical attendance

Place: Aarhus and webinars

Language: English


Enette Berndt Knudsen
Course Secretary

Building 1610, 288
Phone: +45 2910 2670 

Course Directors

Morten Godtfredsen Laursen

Senior Clinical Instructor in Dentistry

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
  • different types of typodont courses, including segmented arch technique, lingual and palatal arches and temporary anchorage devices.


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.

Diagnosis and treatment planning

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.

Morning seminars

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

Programme (PDF)

Course Dates

The 2021 / 2022 programme will be a combination of physical attendance and webinar lectures by a group of excellent internal and external international speakers.

The Aarhus International Short-Term Course in Orthodontics extends over a period of 6.5 mandatory weeks and 15 webinars:

  • 3 weeks physical attendance in the autumn 2021 from 13 September – 1 October
  • 15 webinars of 2 hours from autumn 2021 to spring 2022
  • 3.5 weeks of physical attendance in the spring 2022 from 2 – 25 May

Plus one optional week, 30 May – 3 June, where participants can attend the activities in the postgraduate clinic and study orthodontics cases in the section’s library.


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 a first-come, first-served basis (provided the fulfilment 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 webinars are given in English.

There are no compulsory requirements about the English level. However, a good level of English 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.


Accommodation is not included in the tuition fee and must be arranged by the participant. The Course Secretary can be contacted for further information and assistance.

Tuition fee

9,500 € (nine thousand and five hundred €)

  • A registration fee of 2,500€ must be paid within 7 days from acceptance. Pay registration fee.
  • Final instalment has to be paid by June the 25th
  • The registration fee has to be paid online
  • The final instalment can only be paid by bank transfer

The tuition fee includes:

  • All teaching materials
  • A compendium on the literature of the topics discussed in the lectures
  • A clinical uniform to be used for visiting the postgraduate clinic
  • Welcome reception, coffee and tea, one-day social event, and Goodbye dinner/lunch.
  • An extra complimentary week of theoretical teaching during the following course.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Registration Fee is non-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 Course Directors Susanna Botticelli & Morten G. Laursen and to Course Secretary Enette Berndt Knudsen. 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 reimbursed.