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  • Degree: Speciality Diploma
  • Campus: Beirut
  • Faculty: Dentistry
  • Department: Developmental Sciences

Program Description

The Specialty Diploma requirements for Orthodontics consist of 60 Credit hours taken as follows:

• Mandatory Courses: 55Crs.

• Elective Courses: 5Crs.

The recommended duration of study to obtain the Specialty Diploma Degree is minimum 3 years.


Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
ANAT651 Craniofacial Anatomy and Embryology 1 (1 Lec) Bas. Sci.
DENT645 Dental Photography 1 (2 Prac) ENDO
ODTP601 Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment Plan 1 (1 Lec) Bas. Sci.
ORBL601 Oral Biology 2 (2 Lec) Bas. Sci.
ORTD623 Orthodontic Diagnosis & Malocclusion 2 (2 Lec, 1Prac) ORTD
ORTD687 Pre-clinical Orthodontics 2 (6 Prac) ORTD
PHBS613 Scientific Research Methods 1 (1Lec) Bas. Sci.
PHRM651 Applied Pharmacology 1 (1 Lec) Bas. Sci.
Second Semester
OPTH604 Advanced Oral Pathology 1 (1 Lec) Bas. Sci.
ORBL602 Electron Microscopy 1 (1 Lec) Bas. Sci.
ORBL651 Applied Oral Biology 1 (1 Lec) Bas. Sci.
ORTD626 Orthodontic Treatment Planning & Techniques 2 (2 Lec) ORTD
ORTD634 Biology of Tooth Movement 1 (1 Lec) ORTD
ORTD682 Orthodontic Clinics I 2 (8 Prac) ORTD
ORTD692 Clinical Conferences I 1 (2 Prac) ORTD
PHBS614 Biostatistics in Dentistry 1 (1Lec) Bas. Sci.
Third Semester
MICR651 Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Biology 1 (1 Lec) Bas. Sci.
ORTD625 Craniofacial Growth & Development of Dentition 1 (1 Lec) ORTD
ORTD629 Early Treatment 1 (1 Lec) ORTD
ORTD632 Orthodontic Biomechanics 2 (2 Lec) ORTD
ORTD640 Literature Review I 0 (1 Lec) ORTD
ORTD678 Orthodontic Laboratory I 1 (3 Prac) ORTD
ORTD683 Orthodontic Clinics II 4 (14 Prac) ORTD
ORTD697 Clinical Conferences II 1 (2 Lec) ORTD
Fourth Semester
BIOM602 Dental Biomaterials 1 (1 Lec) Bas. Sci.
ORTD631 Finishing & Retention 1 (1 Lec) ORTD
ORTD684 Orthodontic Clinics III 4 (14 Prac) ORTD
ORTD689 Applied Research I 1 (3 Prac) ORTD
ORTD696 Clinical Conferences III 1 (2 Prac) ORTD
PHYL652 Advanced Physiology 1 (1 Lec) Bas. Sci.
Fifth Semester
ORTD628 Adult & Adjunctive Orthodontics 1 (1 Lec) ORTD
ORTD641 Literature Review II 0 (1 Lec) ORTD
ORTD679 Orthodontic Laboratory II 1 (3 Prac) ORTD
ORTD685 Orthodontic Clinics IV 4 (14 Prac) ORTD
ORTD699 Clinical Conferences IV 1 (2 Prac) ORTD
PHBS652 Practice Management 1 (1 Lec) Bas. Sci.
Sixth Semester
ORTD600 Clinical Conferences V 1 (2 Prac) ORTD
ORTD630 Orthognathic Surgery & TMJ Dysfunction 1 (1 Lec) ORTD
ORTD635 Advanced Orthodontic Biomechanics 1 (1 Lec) ORTD
ORTD686 Orthodontic Clinics V 4 (14 Prac) ORTD
ORTD690 Applied Research II 1 (3 Prac) ORTD