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Postgraduate Education in Esthetic Dentistry

Welcome from the Head of the International Master's Programs

Univ.-Prof. Andreas Moritz, MD, DMD

The University Clinic of Dentistry is proud to introduce its International Master's Program in Esthetic Dentistry. The purpose is to train dentists in the rapidly expanding market of esthetic dentistry. The program is designed for practitioners who treat their patients in a general dental practice environment and seek to gain knowledge and skills for an evidence-based approach to esthetic treatment. Lectures by renowned specialists, pre-clinical hands-on training, case supervision, e-learning and much more are offered. We are delighted you are considering joining us for this important next step in your academic career and making us part of your future.

Looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!


Update April 2022:

Due to the amendment to the University Act in October 2021, the curriculum is currently being adjusted. Hence the admission process is on hold.

As soon as the amended curriculum has been approved by the senate of the Medical University, applications are possible again.


Part time for working professionals
Academic Degree: to be announced


Face-to-face classes only 
Number of modules to be announced

Course Language


  • Graduation from clinical dentistry (DMD, DDS, BDS)
  • Practical work experience (2 years)
  • Language skills (English level B2/C1 of CEFR)

to be announced
Not incl. accommodation and living expenses

Next Start

Preliminary start either in the academic year 2023/2024 or 2024/2025. 

Course Management

Univ.-Prof. Xiaohui Rausch-Fan, MD, DMD, PhD

Course Director

Deputy Head of the Division of Periodontology, University Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna

Area of expertise: periodontology and orthodontics

incl. hands-on in pre-clinic as well as various live surgeries and dissection courses

  • The Face – Oral Esthetics out of different cultural perspectives / photo documentation / esthetic restoration with composites / material science & clinical treatment technology / dental radiology / emergency medicine
  • Esthetic restoration with ceramic / inlay-crown-bridge-veneer / CAD/CAM technology (total digital work flow) / scientific working
  • Laser in esthetic dentistry / laser physics and safety requirements / laser in cavity preparation / laser tissue interaction: soft and hard tissue / laser in endodontics
  • Different bleaching methods / etiology of enamel color changes / photo-bleaching / laser bleaching methods / etiology of hypersensitive dental necks and laser desensitization / scientific working
  • Periodontal surgery in esthetics / soft tissue management: treatment of gingival hyperplasia and gingival recession / interdisciplinary patient treatment considering periodontology, prosthetics and orthodontics
  • Pre-prosthetic periodontal surgery and implantology in esthetics / basic surgery techniques and laser supported periodontal surgery / periodontal regenerative and resective surgery / guided bone regeneration and augmentation / socket preservation / wound healing / scientific working
  • Implantology and implant prosthetics in esthetics / full mouth restoration / CAD/CAM technology (total digital workflow)
  • Interdisciplinary esthetic dentistry / diagnostics of the function and dysfunction of occlusion / craniomandibular dysfunction therapy / splint therapy / update: concept and method for complex patient cases with esthetical and functional problems
  • Update: Literature research / case presentations / clinical documentation / Master's Thesis and Final Exam

    Univ.-Prof. Daniel Edelhoff, DMD

    LMU - University of Munich, Germany
    Polyclinic for Prosthodontics

    Extraordinary Full Professor dr Roeland De Moor, DDS, PhD, MSc

    Head of the Research Cluster of Endodontics, Department of Oral Health Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
    Director of the three-year Master after Master programme in Endodontics, Ghent University, Belgium
    Adjunct Professor at the Medical Univeristy of Vienna, Austria
    Ghent Dental Laser Centre

    Area of expertise: Endodontics (adult and paediatric), Dental Traumatology, Judicial Orofacial Damage Assessment, Laser Dentistry

    Prof. Jan-Fredrik Güth, DMD

    LMU - University of Munich, Germany
    Deputy Director
    Polyclinic for Prosthodontics

    Prof. Bernd Klaiber, DMD

    Würzburg, Germany

    Steffen Biebl, DMD

    Private Practice
    Würzburg, Germany

    Dr. Kresimir Simunovic

    Private Practice
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Dr.-Ing. Markus Vollmann

    Dentsply Sirona Lab
    DeguDent GmbH

    The missing Modules of the first batch have been set for 2023!

    Last update October 2, 2022

    Module 1    Orofacial esthetics and management with composite 24.06. - 30.06.2019          
    Module 2 Esthetic management with ceramics: from inlay, crown, and bridge to veneer 01.07. - 07.07.2019
    Module 3 Use of laser in esthetic dentistry 28.10. - 03.11.2019
    Module 5 Periodontal plastic surgery in the aspect of esthetics 17.02. - 23.02.2020
    Module 4 Various methods of tooth bleaching 17.04. - 23.04.2023
    Module 6 Preprosthetic periodontal surgery and implantology in esthetic dentistry 24.04. - 30.04.2023
    Module 7 Implantology and implant prosthetics in the aspect of esthetics 04.09. - 10.09.2023
    Module 8 Interdisciplinary esthetic dentistry 11.09. - 17.09.2023

    Requirements for Graduation

    • Case Reports
    • Written and Oral Exams
    • Master's Thesis: study design, thesis proposal, final defense

    Could I submit English certificate other than CEFR such as TOEFL or IELTS and equal band score of them to C1?

    We do not need a certain certificate of your English language skills, but you should have a high level in order to follow the lectures as well as to be able to read literature in English.

    See also Curriculum §5 c)
    Knowledge of English is required (equivalent to Level B2/C1 of GER/CEFR or language examination and decision to be taken by the course director) that will permit the reading of scientific literature and the understanding of subject-specific lectures; also computer knowledge that allows trouble-free use of a teaching and learning platform as well as the use of literature databases;

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

    Can I treat patients during the Master Course?

    NO. Patient treatment has to be performed in the home country.

    See also Curriculum §5 b)
    Registration to practice the profession of dentist at the location of patient treatment because the course participants must treat patients outside the University Clinic of Dentistry Vienna in the facilities of their own dental occupation in accordance with the criteria learned in the curriculum in order to be able to handle the patient cases required for successful completion of the university course.

    Can I work as a dentist in Austria after the Master Course?

    NO. The International Master's Programs in Dentistry are not eligible for a working permit in Austria. For this purpose your dentistry degree has to be recognised by the Medical University of Vienna:

    Do you offer scholarships or discounts for international students?

    NO. The tuition fee for postgraduate education at the Medical University of Vienna is equal to all students (no matter of origin) and is not waived to any student. 

    Office Contact

    Regina Klaus

    Regina Klaus

    International Coordination

    International Master's Programs in Dentistry

    Medical University of Vienna
    University Clinic of Dentistry
    Sensengasse 2a
    1090 Vienna

    T: +43 (0)1 40070-5401



    Vanessa Seidl

    International Master's Programs

    International Master's Programs in Dentistry

    Medical University of Vienna
    University Clinic of Dentistry
    Sensengasse 2a
    1090 Vienna

    T: +43 (0)1 40070-5402