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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 by DENTPC 573 – Orthodontics 1. The students will gain knowledge in the development of the occlusion, diagnosis of different types of malocclusion, and basic principles of biomechanics during orthodontic treatment.  The goal is for the student to be able to analyze malocclusions and make appropriate treatment decisions.

Learning Objectives

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

1. Describe changes in the dental arches that can be expected with normal growth in the jaws and the transition from primary to permanent dentition.
2. Describe the normal eruption patterns of teeth and identify abnormal eruption sequences.
3. Perform arch length analyses of mixed dentition and permanent dentition and explain the clinical significance of both arch length deficiency and excess.
4. Describe the Bolton tooth-size analysis for defining compatibility between sizes of teeth and outline the clinical significance of tooth-size discrepancy.
5. Perform orthodontic diagnosis within the antero-posterior, vertical, and transverse dimensions.
6. Describe the role of surgery in orthodontic treatment for non-growing individuals.

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14, 15

Date last updated: 2018-05-01