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Lingual Orthodontics, Master, Hannover Medical School


Lingual Orthodontics

Degree Awarded

Master of Science

Standard Length of

4 Semester

Higher Education

Hannover Medical School


Zentrum Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Rainer Schwestka-Polly


+49 (0511) 532-4846


+49 (0511) 532-4859




accredited by

Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur Hannover (ZEvA)

Date of first


Period of Accreditation




Profile of the Degree Programme

The Master degree study program „Lingual Orthodontics“ is an additional qualification for orthodontists. The course is research- and practice-oriented and is non-consecutive. It is an in-service training, multimedia-based and supported by electronic data transmission. The advanced training course is to attend part-time and the standard period of study is four semesters. The course starts in October each year. There is an overall active attendance of 25% of the total program of studies. Every month there is a weekend activity with 20 lessons at a time, additionally, in the third and fourth semester, there is a compact week. The students are given the opportunity to get course-related information and communicate online via “LINGUAL”. The studies consist of an introduction module, eight main modules as well as writing the Master thesis with plea and oral exam. The content of teaching deals with treating with lingual appliances, lingual mechano-therapy, specific mechanics and mechano-therapeutical special features in the lingual technique, bracket systems and functional diagnostics in orthodontics.

Summarized Evaluation

The commissions of the ZEvA reached a positive accreditation decision on the basis of a thorough review of the application papers and an on-site inspection (peer review). With the post graduate education in Lingual Orthodontics the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH) offers an interdisciplinary study program in cooperation with non medical fields of study and several european higher education institutions. The MHH is well positioned for her promising study program, especially by the competent teaching staff and the good resources.

Peers (Entry obligatory
as from 07/2006)

Prof. Dr. Irmtrud Jonas, Prof. Dr. Detlef Heidemann, Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Lauer, Dr. Michael Sereny, Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried Wagner


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