The subject of orthodontics is taught at the Master level of the dentistry programme and is also offered as a postgraduate specialist education programme. 

Teaching (graduate level)

Orthodontics is taught at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semesters at Master’s level and consist of three courses: Basic Orthodontics 1-3.

Each course is in continuation of the previous. Focus is on orthodontic diagnostics, development of dentition and occlusion, craniofacial development and function in normal and pathological development. Teaching also includes different types of orthodontic appliances and visitation. During the 2nd and 3rd semesters the students try minor treatments under supervision of specialists in orthodontics.

The aim is for the students to obtain knowledge regarding cranial development, skeletal maturity and pubertal development (pubertal growth) as well as orthodontics diagnostics and treatment principles in order to carry out a duly visitation. Students are also introduced to adult orthodontics and sleep disorders that can be treated with braces.


Research entails craniofacial growth and development, including dentition and occlusion, and orofacial function and respiration. Research is also conducted within odontological sleep medicine, including obstructive sleep apnoea as well as the cervical spine and upper airways.

Furthermore, research is conducted within new digital techniques and orthodontic treatment principles.

Head of the field/contact

Professor MSO Liselotte Sonnesen

Orthodontics is part of the Section for Oral Health, Society and Technology