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Welcome to the Master Damon web site of Doctors Rafael García Espejo and Ramón Perera, who are internationally renowned for the quality of their teaching and their careful finishing of every clinical case.

On this web site, you will find all the information you need to know about the specialisation courses in the Damon System that the doctors are currently giving in different parts of Europe.



The Damon Master consists of 4 two-day modules generally held on weekends or on days close to the weekend . The interval between modules is usually 2 to 3 months.

At the end of the Master, students have the option to attend a 5th practical module at the clinics of Drs. García Espejo (Córdoba) and Perera Grau (Lleida).


Testimony of Dr. Damon


. Doctors .

Dr. Rafael García Espejo has exclusively worked as an orthodontist since the end of the 1980s, when he completed a three year Masters course in Orthodontics at the University of Seville,  where he acquired a solid grounding in the Rickets bioprogressive technique, with many influences including the classical multiloop edgewise archwire technique, followed by a move towards the straight arch technique.

In 2001, he met with Dr. Dwight Damon and after a clinical stay at Dr Damon's clinic in Spokane (WA, USA), he decided to exclusively focus on the Damon System.

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Dr. Perera began his professional career in 1986, after two years of training in the straight wire technique with Doctor Cervera.

Between 1995 and 1997, he became acquainted with the field of functional occlusion by completing the courses and following the teachings of  Drs. Roth and Williams.

His contact, and subsequent clinical stay, with Dr. Damon, in 2001, radically changed his vision of orthodontics. Since then, he has  dedicated his practice exclusively to the Damon System and to the passive self-ligation technique.

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. Programme .

Extensive clinical documentation

During the Master course, participants study more than 2,000 perfectly documented cases, many of which are explained step by step, with the complete treatment sequences.

Starting with the basics

The Damon System is explained "from A to Z", which makes it possible to progressively examine the technique in a perfectly systemised way.

Practical orientation

The treatment protocols for each type of malocclusion are analysed, explaining what must be done and also emphasising what should not be done.


The details and tricks that guarantee excellent finishes to cases are analysed.

  • Presentation and objectives.
  • Clinical evolution from conventional mechanics to the Damon System.
  • The basics of low friction biomechanics.
  • The 4 Stages of treatment.
  • Archwires: characteristics, selection and sequences.
  • Auxiliary elements: stops, springs, build-ups, etc.
  • Differential torque. Recommendations.
  • Cementing brackets:
    • Positioning.
    • Bonding materials.
  • Bonding techniques: direct and indirect.
  • Intermaxillary elastics:
    • Potentiality.
    • Early elastics.
  • Advantages of the Damon System.
  • Historical evolution of self-ligation. Current models.
  • Tips and advice.
  • Dental crowding:
    • Mechanics.
    • Stripping.
    • D-Gainer (2x4): recommendations.
  • Treatments with extractions:
    • Recommendations.
    • Mechanics for closing spaces.
    • Extractions? No thanks!
    • Extreme cases: how far can we go?
  • Posterior cross bite:
    • The concept of "transversal posterior adaptation".
    • Treatment without auxiliary apparatus.
    • The limits to transversal expansion.
    • Failures.


  • The treatment of class II cases.
    • Teeth: the power of class II elastics.
    • Skeletal images:
    • Direct previous advance (Klammt, Twin-block, Herbst, etc.).
    • Previous advance dental levelling (Forsus, Herbst).
  • Treating class III cases:
    • The power of elastics in class III cases.
    • Limitations to the use of surgery.
  • Overbite.
  • Open bite.
  • Periodontal treatments.
  • Ageneses and tooth loss:
    • Opening spaces for prostheses.
  • Dental inclusions.
  • The 70% group.
  • "Class IV" malocclusions.
  • Finishing cases: the secret behind a perfect finish.
  • Evaluation of the smile.
  • Retention:
    • The Damon splint.
    • Lingual bars.

Optionally, students can take a short practical course as a fifth clinical module, at the clinics of Drs. García Espejo (Córdoba) and Perera Grau (Lleida) with the following content:

  • Starting cases (direct and indirect bonding).
  • Following cases during the initial phase.
  • Following cases in the intermediate phase.
  • Following cases in the final phase.
  • Finishing cases.
  • Removal.
  • Retention:
    • The Damon splint.
    • Bonding lingual bars.
  • Practices involving wires:
    • Incorporating group torque.
    • Incorporating individual torque.
    • Construction of in-sets and off-sets on the TMA.
  • Presentation of cases by students.
  • Discussion.
  • Closure and presentation of diplomas.

. Dates .

New group

Master Damon - 44TH EDITION 2024 - 2025

44TH EDITION 2024 - 2025

Module I:
Module II:
Module III:
Module IV:
Group in progress

Master Damon - 43TH EDITION 2023 - 2024

43TH EDITION 2023 - 2024

Module I:
Module II:
Module III:
Module IV:

. Other events .

Damon Ultima Onboarding

26 April 2024


. Testimonials .

Read the student's opinions about Master Damon!

. Video Testimonials .

Dr. Francisco Sánchez González Dans

La Coruña

Dr. Raffaele Schiavoni


Dr. Christopher Frigo

Mississippi - EE.UU.

Dr. Karim Sefiani


Dr. Joao Lima Cruz Estrada


Drs. Debora Reuss, Noelia Zapata Ruiz and Deisy Carolina González Pérez


Drs. Eva Santa Eulalia, Laura Escolar y Lorien Auradon


Dr. Claude Lemasson


Dr. Amir Moradi


Dr. Teresa Alonso


Drs. Anne Christine Bache, Inger Marie Lund Eilertsen, Anne Blix Werner.


Dr. Antony Chinhara


.  Register now for the Damon Master .

Doctors García Espejo and Perera have international recognition for their experience accumulated throughout the years. Their eagerness to spread their knowledge has led them to organize this Master of Specialization in the Damon System which is currently taught in different countries.

. Gallery .

  • Gummy Smile

    Gummy Smile
  • Gummy Smile

    Gummy Smile
  • Crowding

  • Crowding

  • Crowding

  • Severe crowding

  • Severe crowding

  • Crowding and open bite

  • Crossbite

  • Crossbite

  • Crossbite

  • Crowding and upper compression


. Contact  information .

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. Registration and contact .

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