Digital Dental Technologies (2024)

LocationGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

Dental technologies are going digital. Are you?

New technologies are changing the way we’re living our daily life. From smartphones to self-driving cars, the digital revolution has tremendous impacts on how we’re interacting, on our mobility and how we travel, etc. The healthcare field is particularly being reshaped by the introduction of new digital devices. Dental medicine is no exception: are dentists ready? Read the article

  • Acquire sufficient knowledge to financially manage and sucessfully promote a digital dental office
  • Master the use of digital dental technologies, from 3D optical impression to digital manufacturing (planning of treatments, communication, execution and finalisation of treatments)
  • Benefit from digital dental technologies for dental and medical findings, monitoring, treatment planning and its 3D virtual visualization, esthetic simulation and guided implant surgery
  • Learn about digital procedures for the creation of orthodontic aligners, removable prostheses and accessory appliances like night guards and sleep apnea devices

3 modules: basic, specialized I and specialized II (on-site presence required)

Master thesis and publication


Prof. Dr Catherine GIANNOPOULOU and Prof. Dr Irena SAILER, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Oral exam at the end of each module. MCQ test at the end of seminars and journal clubs. Training and examination of clinical cases are evaluated through a well-established documentation procedure. Thorough documentation of a selected clinical case, that may lead to a publication in a dental journal.

  • On-campus practical and theoretical learning.
  • Distance learning via online courses, journal clubs and discussions with clinical supervisors.
  • Clinical cases to be documented and presented.

Participants who pass the assessment requirements and successfully complete all 3 modules will be awarded the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Digital Dental Technologies / Maîtrise d’études avancées (MAS) en technologies dentaires numériques, by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva.

This MAS develops theoretical and practical knowledge in digital dental treatments like 3D impressions, diagnostics, computer-aided design and manufacturing, orthodontics and guided surgery. It also addresses marketing strategies and the financial management of a high-tech dental practice.

  • Federal degree in dental medicine (diplôme fédéral de médecin-dentiste) or qualification considered as equivalent
  • Good knowledge of written and oral English

  • Prof. Dr Catherine Giannopoulou, Co-director, Division of Regenerative Dental Medicine and Periodontology, CUMD Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
  • Prof. Dr Irena Sailer, Co-director, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, CUMD Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
  • Dr René Daher, Coordinator, CUMD Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

  • Prof. Dr Ivo Krejci, Co-founder of the programme and Expert in Digital Dental Technologies
  • Prof. Daniel Wismeijer, Expert in Digital Dental Technologies, The Netherlands
  • MDT Vincent Fehmer, Expert in Dental CAD/CAM, CUMD Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

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