Master of Oral Implantology
The Master’s degree program ‘Master of Oral Implantology’ (MOI) has been introduced at the J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt am Main in order to offer advanced academic training in the field of oral implantology to dentists from both Germany and abroad. The aim is to impart comprehensive and highly-specialized theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
The course is a two-year modular part-time, graduate course of study at the J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, which is structured and taught completely independently of extra-University institutions and companies with regard to both content and finance. The program is accredited by the German Accreditation Council (ZEvA).
The field of oral implantology is based in part on extremely complex interdisciplinary treatment methodologies, which require a strong correlation and coordination of various areas of specialization. For this reason, the course aims to prioritize a highly rational and analytical method of thinking that will enable the optimal examination and harmonization of the individual patient diagnosis, the selected treatment method, and its results.
After the successful completion of the Master’s course, graduates will be capable of independently planning and implementing concepts for the treatment of patients requiring dental implant prosthetics. Graduates will also have the skills required to select, analyze and fully integrate into their own course of treatment the rapidly growing, however exclusively science-based, range of treatments and knowledge in this field.
Program Structure & Content- Master of Oral Implantology
"The journey is the reward"
This blended learning Master’s course has a modular structure and will be conducted primarily in English. The course is divided into seven obligatory modules and a written Master Thesis.
Each student is able to access interactive teaching material via a website in order to monitor and support independent study during the preparation/processing phase of material for/from seminars and teaching units that take place at the University campus, as well as an independent study carried out during the placement and supervision modules. Furthermore, all case documentation can be uploaded to the University server so that this can be assessed in order to ensure the quality of each student’s practical skills.
Seven obligatory modules
-- ‘Basic theory 1’
Independent planning of simple prosthetic- and implant therapies on residual bone.
-- ‘Basic theory 2’
Like Module I, and independent surgical and prosthetic work on the patient simulator.
The clinical competence of the student will be improved
through the experience of live patient treatments.
The clinical competence and manual skills of the student will
be improved through active supervised patient treatment.
-- ‘Patient Treatment’
The aim is the independent performance of surgical procedures
and prosthetic treatments on the patient and the development
of critical, reflective, professional competence.
-- ‘Surgical techniques’
Independent planning of complex prosthetic implant therapies
and independent surgical procedures on patients.
-- ‘Implant prosthetics’
Independent planning of complex prosthetic implant therapies on patients.
-- ‘Master’s dissertation’
The Master’s dissertation is designed to demonstrate that the student is in a position to independently analyze and assess a topic within the field of oral implantology within a prescribed period using scientifically recognized methods.
In order to be able to take part in the Master’s study course, you will require the following:
- Completed Application Form
- Signed Student Declaration Form
- A license/ academic qualification to practice dentistry (with official translation in English or German)
- Minimum of 2 years relevant professional work experience
- Experience in the fields of implantology and implant prosthetics is an advantage
- Excellent English skills (TOEFL)
- Letter of motivation
- Curriculum vitae
- Two recommendation letters from a mentor, professor or employer
- 2 passport photos
- An entrance examination may be requested prior to admission into the MOI Program*
*For applicants from abroad, we offer telephone interviews as equivalent to the entrance examination.