This site is dedicated to quality online continuing education for the dental professional.
The modular curriculum created by the International Foundation for Dental Education (IFDE™) is based on a mix of online only and blended learning approaches. Most of the instructions and theoretical course material is delivered online and is complemented by webinars, quizzes, and discussion groups.
For the practicing dentist, the online content is reinforced by onsite visits in dedicated cities where each module’s curriculum is further studied, analyzed, and practiced in laboratory or clinical settings. Practical exercises are supervised by our clinical staff to ensure that concepts presented are well understood and mastered by all the participants.
As some participants may not have the opportunity to attend all courses and the onsite training sessions, we also offer online-only courses.
Feel free to explore our site and register for one of our online courses. We currently offer blended courses in Vietnam and are looking at developing partnerships with more countries.
The IFDE™ offers university-derived courses for general practitioners from emerging countries interested in enhancing their clinical skills.
All teachers are internationally recognized. They work with other local teachers to ensure the most relevant continuing education experience.
Validated by McGill University
The IFDE™ partners with universities. The curriculum is validated by the McGill University Faculty of Dentistry and your local university.
An online and onsite course for dentists
This Level 1 course “blends” online learning that is done from home or work with onsite sessions that allow participants to learn and practice patient skills under the supervision of orthodontists recognized by the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO).
How can you benefit from joining the course?
Learn how to manage orthodontic treatment of patients with simple to moderately complex malocclusions at an internationally acceptable level.
Testimonials from past students
Participants can study online at their own pace and convenience, from home, while still keeping their daily life and office schedule which is great for all the busy dentists nowadays. – Dr. Quyen Le Pham
What topics will we cover?
The online-onsite 24-month course will consist of six online modules and six onsite sessions. The course will cover: orthodontic diagnosis, biomechanics, interceptive orthodontics, most common malocclusions, adult orthodontics, and more.
What will you learn?
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to recognize, diagnose, and manage patients with simple to moderate malocclusions. Participants will be able to:
- Perform a comprehensive clinical examination including radiographic and study cast evaluations
- Analyze the diagnostic records, provide a diagnosis, and propose treatment plans
- Understand the etiology of malocclusions, preventive/interceptive treatment
- Much more…..
When does the online-onsite course start?
The Level I course in Ho Chi Minh City, which began in Fall 2017, is closed for registration. Upcoming 2018 courses will be offered in Hanoi, Vietnam and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
When do the online-only courses start?
As some participants may not have the opportunity to attend the onsite training sessions, we offer online-only courses which will be available in mid-2018. Participants may select the module(s) of their choice, and study at their own pace.
Who is this course for?
If you are a registered dentist interested in enhancing your knowledge of basic orthodontic diagnosis and techniques, this course is for you.
Only dentists registered in their respective countries will be accepted in this course.
Testimonials from past students
I took the first course of International Foundation for Dental Education, specialty in Orthodontics in 2013. The course was fundamental and helped dentists initiate orthodontic practice. The foreign and domestic mentors were profound and devoted as well. I look forward to the next advanced course. I rate 5 stars. – Dr. Dien Thao Phuc Nguyen
Who will you learn with?
Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Orthodontist and Director of the Division of Orthodontics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Neil Kay, Orthodontist and international lecturer. Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) Onsite Project Coordinator.
Who developed the course?
Under the leadership of Dr. Jean-Marc Retrouvey, the IFDE™ educational programs are developed and maintained by highly qualified dental educators and clinicians from North America who demonstrate the highest standards of professional knowledge and practice.
How to Get Your Certificate of Achievement from McGill University
Dentists with a valid practice license can register online at discoverortho.com
Our 2017-2019 Level I course in Ho Chi Minh City is full. Upcoming 2018 courses are being planned for Hanoi and Phnom Penh.
Complete Course Modules
The Level I course will consist of six online modules and six onsite sessions.
Courses are taught by qualified orthodontic educators from top universities and specialist organizations.
After successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.
After successful defense of two complete patient cases, participant dentists will be awarded a Certificate of Clinical Completion.