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Orthodontics 2

Advanced orthodontic training
This course is designed to enable those who have completed Orthodontics 1 to further develop their understanding of orthodontic fundamentals and principles.

Course overview

This course is both clinical and theoretical with chair-side sessions, lectures and seminars. The clinical component of the course takes place within the Orthodontic Clinic of the Sydney Dental Hospital and involves treating NSW Local Health District patients. These sessions will provide practical instruction and experience in the placement and adjustment of orthodontic appliances. New patients with mainly Class 1 mild crowding malocclusions will be assessed, diagnosed and treated. The participants will also manage patients in different stages of orthodontic treatment, who have already started treatment from previous years.

During Orthodontics 2 & 3 course participants are assigned patients to manage under the supervision of University appointed tutors. The University maintains full orthodontic records.  Treatment planning of the patients treated in the clinic sessions are held in a group seminar situation.

At the clinical sessions participants will have the opportunity to place fixed appliances and manage cases, through to the removal of fixed appliances and the fitting of retainers. Participants will also see orthodontic patients on review and in retention from previous course participants.There is a requirement that registrants participate in seminars on patient management, theoretical presentations and journal reviews. The participants will be given the option to present their own cases will a full set of diagnostic records at the end of the morning sessions according to time availability and expression of interest. It is the intention of the course to present all participants with a broad range of orthodontic problems and management options. However, the cases the participants will treat in the clinic will mainly be simple malocclusion cases.

This course is designed to enable those who have completed Orthodontics 1 to further develop their understanding on orthodontic fundamentals and principles.

Course outline

  • Assessment of new patients and diagnosis of malocclusion
  • Treating Class 1 mild crowding patients using orthodontic appliances
  • Mechanics of straight-wire appliances will be taught and applied in the clinical sessions

Learning objectives

  • Acquire skills to recognise abnormal malocclusions
  • Provide treatment options for simple orthodontic cases
  • Understand and critically analyse the orthodontic literature
  • Present orthodontic cases publicly and share the clinical experience with peers

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise and diagnose malocclusions
  • Possess skills to bond fixed orthodontic appliances and perform basic orthodontic adjustments
  • Critically analyse orthodontic literature and apply it clinically
Key information
Course date: 

12 monthly sessions – This course has been postponed until 2022


Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Course structure:  Lectures and hands-on clinical (patient treatment)
CPD hours:


Course fees:* $24,000  (incl. GST)  Full fee - instalment payment plan available
$20,400 (incl. GST)  Alumni fee - instalment payment plan available
  $20,400 (incl. GST) Earlybird fee (Course fee must be paid in full)
Pre-requisites and mandatory requirements:

Participants must have completed Orthodontics 1 to be admitted to the course and there are a limited number of places available. Places will be offered in the first instance to previous successful candidates of Orthodontics 1. After these places are allocated offers will be accepted from those completing Orthodontics 1 in 2022.

In order to comply with NSW Department of Health Policy directives to be able to treat patients within a public hospital, there is a mandatory requirement for registrants to supply. Registrants will be sent a detailed information pack upon registration detailing the specific requirements and deadlines for lodgement.

Registration:  If you wish to register your interest for this course and be placed on the waitlist, please complete the submission form here.

Course presenters

This course is delivered over 12 months by some of Australia's most experienced specialists in public and private practice including: 

  • M. Ali Darendeliler, BDS, PhD, DipOrth, CertifOrth, PrivDoc, FICDS, MRACDS. Professor M. Ali Darendelilier is the Chair of Orthodontics for the University of Sydney - Course Facilitator for the Orthodontics Series
  • Alexandra Papadopoulou, DDS, MSc Oral Surgery-Implantology, DSp. Orthodontics, PhD - Course Facilitator for Orthodontics I, 2 and 3
  • Chrys Antoniou BDS MDSc FRACDS MRACDS(Ortho) FICD
  • Anastasia Bakopoulou BDS, MPhil (Ortho), DClinDent (Ortho), MRACDS (Ortho)
  • Eugene Chan BDS, MDSc, M Ortho RCS Ed, MRACDS (Orth), PhD
  • Lam L Cheng BDSc (Hons) (Qld), MDSc (Hons) (Ortho), MOrthRCS (Ed), MRACDS (Ortho)
  • Oyku Dalci DDS, PhD
  • John Sambevski BCom(UNSW), BDent(Hons)(Sydney), DClinDent(Ortho)(Sydney), MRACDS (Ortho)
  • Peter Synnott BDSc (Otago) MDSc (Sydney)
  • Nour Eldin Tarraf BDS (Hons), MDSc(Hons), MOrth RCSEd, MRACDS (Ortho)

Contact us

Professional Education in Health
Our orthodontics courses form the only hospital-based series in Australia run by university academic staff where participants are actively involved with patient treatment.
Professor M. Ali Darendeliler, Course facilitator

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