This unit familiarises students with the important aspects of orthodontic clinical sequences and basic clinical skills. It runs for two months and covers both basic theoretical and clinical orthodontic skills that are essential prior to undertaking patient treatment. This unit has a preclinical focus: Typodont simulation to manage and observe orthodontic tooth movement and wire bending sessions to learn and practice hand bending of wires.
4x7hr clinic training and 1x6hr workshop/wk.
Written examination, Viva voce, Wire bending examination
Notes will be distributed in class.