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General Information

Accreditation of the program? Is the program internationally recognized?

The postgraduate study programs in oral medicine have been realized since 2003 and were successfully accredited on 4th June 2004 and re-accredited in August 2009 in accordance with the Bologna Criteria system by the Accreditation Agency AQAS which is certified by the Accreditation Council of Germany.
The Joint Degree Master Program was successfully accredited on the 19th February 2013 in accordance with the Bologna Criteria system by the Accreditation Agency AQAS which is certified by the Accreditation Council of Germany.

The degree program is conducted as Full / Part time program?

It is a part time program. The study program has a total time commitment of approximately 1500 hours. According to the Annex, the total time is divided in web-based basic and advanced trainings, seminars, practical training blocks and a Master's thesis (equivalent to 60 ECTS points). Since 2018 we offer some courses as full-time program (3000 hours, 120 ECTS points).

In which language(s) are the Master Programs?

We offer all the Master Courses in two languages either English (100%) or German (100%).

What happens during the attendance days in Germany?

You will have face-to-face seminars and lectures as well as basic and advanced clinical practical training blocks and clinical hospitation in the IMC Training Center Muenster, different university hospitals and clinics in Germany, Switzerland and Hungary. The places depend on the Master program you choose.

How often do I have to travel to Germany and for how long each time?

You should be in Germany for 3 times. It depends on the Master program you choose.
  • M.Sc. in Implantology and Dental Surgery: the First Practical Training Block will be about 16 days ,the Second will be about12 days and the last will be 4 days for the Master Thesis discussion , Final Oral Examination and Graduation Ceremony.
  • M.Sc. in Specialized Orthodontics: the First Practical Training Block will be about 14 days ,the Second will be about14 days and the last will be 4 days for the Master Thesis discussion , Final Oral Examination and Graduation Ceremony.
  • M.Sc. in Specialized Orthodontics: the First Practical Training Block will be about 14 days ,the Second will be about14 days and the last will be 4 days for the Master Thesis discussion , Final Oral Examination and Graduation Ceremony.
  • M.Sc. in Periodontology: the First Practical Training Block will be about 15 days, the Second will be about 13 days and the last will be 4 days for the Master Thesis discussion, Final Oral Examination and Graduation Ceremony.

Will I have the possibility to treat patients in Germany?

Yes, it depends on the Master Program which you choose, e.g. in the M.Sc. Implantology and Dental Surgery Program you will have the opportunity to place from 5 to 10 implants.

Should I have special work experience to do any of these Master programs?

No, you don't need special work experience or professional skills in the field of these master programs except the Master program of Specialized Orthodontics in which work experience or a certificate as an orthodontics specialist (e.g., POS certificate) is required.

What degree do I get and from whom?

The part time and postgraduate master courses lead to the academic degree of
  • Master of Science in Implantology and Dental Surgery (M.Sc.)
  • Master of Science in Specialized Orthodontics (M.Sc.)
  • Master of Science in Aesthetic Dentistry (M.Sc.)
  • Master of Science in Periodontology (M.Sc.)

How many students attend each class?

There are about 25 Students in Each class.

How long do I need to get a Master Degree?

The Study period is 15 to 24 months. However, as the course consists of individual modules, it is possible to complete it within a period of 36 months. The IMC offers a Scientific-Writing Module for those candidates who need a two years course for acceptance in their home countries. It will start in October. In April the regular Master Courses will follow on this.

Where and from when on can I find the time schedule of the course?

Shortly before the master course starts you will find the schedule on our website. Please choose one of the following links and then choose the desired course. The schedule can be found at the left menu bar.

>> Implantology
>> Orthodontics
>> Aesthetic
>> Periodontology
>> Biomaterials and Biomedical Science

Application

How do I apply? What documents will be requiring?

What happens after my registration?

You will first receive a mail to confirm that we received your application. Thereafter you will get all contractual documents (contract, invoice etc.) by normal post or mail. After signing the contract and after a down payment is done, you are accepted for the course.

When do the courses start?

The course of studies starts every year on 1 April. The latest date for registration is by the beginning of March.

Payment

What is the cost of each course and do I have to pay in total?

Please choose one of the following links and then choose the desired course. The information concerning the fees can be found at the left menu bar.

>> Implantology
>> Orthodontics
>> Aesthetic
>> Periodontology
>> Biomaterials and Biomedical Science

It is possible to pay in more than three installments.

Are the costs for accommodation included in the tution fees?

No, accommodation costs are not included.

Can you arrange accommodation for me, and how much does it cost?

Please choose one of the following links and then choose the desired course. The information concerning the accommodation fees can be found at the left menu bar.

>> Implantology
>> Orthodontics
>> Aesthetic
>> Periodontology
>> Biomaterials and Biomedical Science

Acceptance and Visa

What happened after the Acceptance?

You will receive an invitation letter with which you can apply for the Visa.

Do I need a Visa? If yes what kind of visa do I need?

Visa requirements differ among countries and depend on your nationality.
If you need a Visa you should apply for a Schengen visa (Visa Type “C”) or if possible and necessary for a multiple or a student visa.

Nach Beendigung des Studiums

After completion of the master program can I start a different master program at the IMC?

Yes.

Is it possible to obtain a PhD or German doctorate "Dr. med. dent." through IMC?

Yes. It is possibly but the places are limited and it depends on your master results.

Am I allowed to work as a dentist in Germany after completing my Master degree (M. Sc.)?

No. The degree doesn't entitle you to work as a Dentist in Germany. If you wish to work without any restrictions as a Dentist in Germany, you need the German license, a so-called (deutsche Approbation).

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