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DENT5160: Orthodontics Clinical Training 1

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

Code DENT5160
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
DENT5161 and DENT5162
Assumed knowledge:
Knowledge acquired from the following online study module topics: Clinical examination (extra oral intraoral features), Patient interview data, Diagnostic tools, Definition and Aetiology of malocclusion, Cephalometrics. Introduction, Cephalometrics. Practice locating basic landmarks, Cast and arch length analysis, Tooth size problems and Bolton analysis, Diagnostic summary and problem list, treatment planning and sequencing - Part 1, Diagnostic summary and problem list, treatment planning and sequencing - Part 2, Clinical photography, Introduction to cleft lip and palate, Tip-Edge Introduction Course, Functional Appliances Course

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. provide an overview of patient diagnostic aids (study models, radiographs, photographs, and model analysis), interview data e.g. medical and dental history and patient’s chief complaint, cephalometric examination, classification of malocclusion and their treatments, wire properties in orthodontic appliances, bracket and band placement, and bonding material
  • LO2. demonstrate familiarity with chair-side assistance and case presentation and tutorials of other postgraduate students
  • LO3. take appropriate clinical records, photos, and radiographs from patients, and have planning sessions with the tutors
  • LO4. demonstrate different applications of mechanotherapy for clinical proficiency and undertake orthodontic bracket positioning in different malocclusions and trained to approach more complex orthodontic problems
  • LO5. demonstrate familiarity with impacted tooth, cleft-lip and palate, and demonstrate an emerging understanding of important orthodontic techniques including self-ligating brackets, Begg and Tip-Edge, orthodontic implants and functional appliances
  • LO6. demonstrate basic wire bending skill
  • LO7. demonstrate an emerging ability to evaluate the orthodontic literature.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Surry Hills, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Surry Hills, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Surry Hills, Sydney

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