ODO-3323 Orthodontic - 10 stp
Recognition and classifying (diagnosing) of malocclusions at different ages and assessing treatment need. Perform simple orthodontic treatments.
Objective of the course
Learning goals: To provide the students with basic knowledge on the growth and development of the dentofacial complex To allow the students to understand the significant role of adverse growth of the jaws on the development of malocclusion Be familiar with the postnatal growth the craniofacial complex, and to know and understand the regulation of normal dentofacial growth. Know the development of occlusion and normal eruption timetable of the teeth. Know the classification of occlusion and the outlines to the aetiology of malocclusions Have a basic knowledge on orthodontic diagnosis and an understanding of the rationale and timing for appropriate interventions. Be familiar with contemporary treatment techniques with their possibilities and limitations Be competent at distinguishing aberrations from normal dentofacial growth and development in a growing child, and making appropriate referrals based on assessment. Be competent to make an orthodontic diagnosis at all stages of dental development, to assess the treatment need and refer the patients to treatment. Be able to perform interceptive orthodontic treatment with simple appliances, i.e. cross-bite corrections and/or other orthodontic measures of corresponding standard.
Lectures Spring 2012
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