UW School of Dentistry

DENTPC 583

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Orthodontics 2

Course Director: Burcu Bayirli
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This course introduces the basic principles of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. It builds on the foundation laid in DENTPC 573 – Orthodontics 1.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

1. Explain the clinical significance of both arch length deficiency and excess.
2. Describe the Bolton tooth-size analysis for defining compatibility between sizes of teeth and the clinical significance of tooth-size discrepancy.
3. Perform orthodontic diagnosis within the antero-posterior, vertical, and transverse dimensions.
4. Create an orthodontic treatment plan.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-27

Date last updated: 2022-03-29

DENTPC 573

Dental Curriculum Threads

Orthodontics 1

Course Director: Burcu Bayirli 
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Winter / 2

Course Overview

This course teaches dental students about basic principles of pre- and postnatal growth and development integrated with the recognition, analysis, and treatment planning of problems encountered in dental and skeletal malocclusions.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Explain the etiology of malocclusion.
2. Explain the epidemiology of malocclusion.
3. Describe the major sites of growth and types of bone growth in the cranial base, nasomaxillary complex, and mandible.
4. Explain how the differential growth of the craniofacial components contributes to changes in size, shape, and proportions of craniofacial structures.
5. Describe the planes of space used in orthodontic diagnosis.
6. Describe changes in the dental arches that can be expected with normal growth in the jaws and the transition from primary to permanent dentition.
7. Discuss the role of space management in orthodontics.
8. List the advantages and disadvantages of serial extraction in the mixed dentition.
9. Explain the basis of the Angle classification of malocclusion and the characteristics of each classification.
10. Recognize normal and abnormal eruption patterns of teeth.
11. Explain the clinical significance of both arch length deficiency and excess in mixed and permanent dentitions using arch length analyses as needed.
12. Identify anatomic landmarks in cephalometric radiographs and analyze cephalometric data.
13. Explain orthodontic diagnosis within the antero-posterior, vertical, and transverse dimensions.
14. Discuss the role of surgery in orthodontic treatment for non-growing individuals.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-27

Date last updated: 2021-12-31

DENTCL 638

Dental Curriculum Threads

Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Clerkship

Course Director: Anna ForsythBurcu Bayirli
Credits: 8
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn, Winter, Spring / 3

Course Overview

Pediatric Dentistry:
This clerkship prepares dental students to demonstrate emerging skills in comprehensive care for pediatric dental patients in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment planning at the beginner level.

Orthodontics:
This clerkship prepares dental students to recognize and manage malocclusion, primarily by diagnosing and treatment planning malocclusions.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. Diagnose treatment needs for pediatric patients.
2. Chart medical and dental information relevant to pediatric patient care.
3. Prescribe radiographic images of pediatric patients following AAPD guidelines.
4. Interpret radiographic images of pediatric patients.
5. Perform caries risk assessment according to AAPD guidelines.
6. Provide individualized patient anticipatory guidance according to AAPD guidelines.
7. Provide non-pharmacologic behavior management for pediatric patients following the AAPD guidelines.
8. Administer pain control with the appropriate use of local anesthetics in pediatric patients.
9. Diagnose correct indications for pulp therapy in primary and young permanent teeth according to AAPD guidelines.
10. Formulate treatment plans for dental trauma of the primary and young permanent teeth according to AAPD guidelines.
11. Prescribe common pediatric medications used in dentistry following AAPD guidelines.
12. Demonstrate diagnosis and treatment planning of dental care for pediatric patients with special care needs.
13. Complete accurate and timely chart documentation and record keeping.
14. Evaluate dental development, morphology, tooth eruption, and related pathologies.
15. Formulate dental and orthodontic treatment plans that may include referral to specialists to best meet patient needs.
16. Recognize malocclusion and the need for orthodontic treatment.
17. Evaluate growth, development, and management of the developing occlusion.

UWSOD Competencies: C-01, C-04, C-06, C-07, C-11, C-12, C-13, C-14, C-15, C-17, C-18, C-19, C-23, C-27, C-30, CE-05

Date last updated: 2022-03-29