SchoolSchool of Dentistry
DepartmentDepartment of Orthodontics
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).

Program Description:

Orthodontics is one of the dental specialty majors that is made up of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dento-alveolar disorders and in the case of successful graduation it will lead to the MSc degree. 


The main subjects and services provided by the graduates of the program consist of:   

  • Playing a role in health care as a key factor in sustainable development of the  society
  • Prevention of complication due to dento-alveolar disorders given to their prevalence, gradation of the quality of life and reduction of health care costs nationwide
  • Correct treatment of dento-alveolar disorders with regard to their importance in providing, maintaining and promoting public health
  • Being informed of the latest scientific and technical achievements
  • Conducting research and extending borders of science


The aim of performing this educational program is training orthodontists who are at global level from the aspects of knowledge and science level and practical skills. In addition they would be able to provide preventive and therapeutic services with standard quality in their field besides being capable of playing an active role in advancing sciences and expanding science and research limits.

Objectives: Specific

The graduates of the orthodontics specialty course should have acquired following skills: 

  • Identify and diagnose dentofacial anomalies and evaluate the multidimensional nature of these conditions in relation to dentoalveolar anomalies and functional and morphologic disturbances of the oro-dento-alveolar system
  • Have a profound understanding of the biologic knowledge and the neuromuscular physiology and occlusion in relation to clinical orthodontics
  • Have the necessary knowledge and skill to understand the patients’ clinical problems and document them and plan the most appropriate and evidence-based treatment plan and use different therapeutic methods to prevent and correct dentoalveolar anomalies
  • Have the necessary knowledge and skill to establish communication with and offer services in relation to other specialty fields as relevant to orthosurgery, cleft patients and syndromes
  • Have the ability to evaluate and use information and data acquired from new studies in his/her clinical practice
  • Have adequate knowledge and ability in relation to research methodology and design research plans in orthodontics






Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.


Specific Requiremetns: Degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) by one of the Iranian or foreign universities.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved general physician program and should be proficient in English or Persian.


Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.




Total Course Credits 

  • Common basic sciences                   5         
  • Specific basic sciences                     5
  • Related sciences                               5
  • Core courses                                    93


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download theProgram Curriculum of Orthodontics  

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Dentistry through the following:

Contact Person: Dr. Sepideh Arab

Tel.: (+98 21) 427 94 102

Email: arabs@ razi.tums.ac.ir or Dentistry_intl@tums.ac.ir   

Website: http://dentistry.tums.ac.ir/en/home

Address:  Faculty of Dentistry: End of North Kargar Street, Tehran, 1439955991, Iran


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Ir




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