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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
  • Relevant case discussion and vast clinical experience sharing by 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 practical sessions.

  • Session 1: Friday 12th August 2022
  • Session 2: Friday 9th September 2022
  • Session 3: Friday 7th October 2022 
  • Session 4: Friday 11th November 2022 
  • Session 5: Friday 2nd December 2022
  • Session 6: Friday 20th January 2023
  • Session 7: Friday 24th February 2023
  • Session 8: Friday 24th March 2023
  • Session 9: Friday 14th April 2023
  • Session 10: Friday 19th May 2023
  • Session 11: Friday 23rd June 2023
  • Session 12: Friday 21 July 2023

These sessions are mandatory and must be attended to successfully complete this course. 

Practical session from 12.30 - 4.30pm

Theory session time TBC

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

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


Course fees:* Dentist Standard Registration Fee $24,000 (incl. GST)
Dentist University of Sydney Alumni $20,400 (incl. GST)
Payment plans available. Please contact for more information.


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
  • 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

Clinical and Professional Development
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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