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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 Orthodontics 1 (DENTPC 573).

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: 2023-03-20