Postgraduate Course (2013)

PhD in Dental Science (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics)

Year of Entry: 2013

Degree Awarded:
PhD in Dental Science (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics)

Duration: 48 months (Fulltime)

Entry Requirements: Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification (DDS, DMD or BDS). Applicants should provide the following:
- A curriculum vitae
- A statement of purpose
- A letter of recommendation
- The copies of degree certificates and official academic transcripts of previous study showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. (If these are in a language other than English please provide official translations.)
- The copies of scholarship certificates (only applicants holding the scholarships)

Course Fees: For entry in the academic year beginning April 2013 or October 2013, the course fees are as follows:
- Entrance Examination: 30,000 Yen
- Entrance Fee: 282,000 Yen
- Tuition Fee: 535,800 Yen
Japanese Language Course is required for all international students.
- Entrance Examination: 9,800 yen
- Entrance Fee: 84,600 Yen
- Tuition Fee: 178,200 Yen

In the first year, school dormitory for international students is available.
From the second year, most of all students are staying at renting apartment. Avarage of fee is about 40,000-50,000 Yen /1month.

Research Topics:
- Biomechanics
- Biology of Tooth Movement
- Growth and Development
- Craniofacial Anomalies
- Dental Materials
- Etiology and Epidemiology of Malocclusion
- Preventive/Interceptive Orthodontics
- Surgical Orthodontics
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Clinical Course Descriptions:
- Basic Orthodontic Technique
- Orthodontic Laboratory Technique
- Orthodontic Photography
- Cephalometrics
- Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
- Edgewise Typodont
- Functional Appliances
- Development of the Dentition
- Early Orthodontic Treatment
- Skeletal Diagnosis and Surgical Orthodontic Treatment
- Skeletal Anchorage System
- Lingual Orthodontics
- Invisalign/Clear Aligner
- Occlusion
- Adult Orthodontics
- Iatrogenic Effects of Orthodontics
- Retention and Relapse

How to apply: Applicants holding scholarships or private funds are welcome.
Please send email directly to

Prof. Noriaki Yoshida
Professor and Chair
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacials Orthopedics,
Nagasaki University of Biomedical Sciences,
1-7-1 Sakamoto, Nagasaki, Japan 852-8588
Tel/Fax +81 95 819 7669/7670
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