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DENT5161: Orthodontics Clinical Training 2

2024 unit information

This unit is designed to further familiarise students with the important aspects of orthodontic treatment sequencing by typodont simulations and to also learn clinical set-up and basic clinical skills. Further typodont training is carried out where students manage and observe orthodontic tooth movement prior to patient management. Wire bending sessions allow the students to hand bend a variety of structures from the wire. Basic clinical set-up sessions aim to teach students to undertake very basic procedures clinically, including bracket bonding, removable appliances placement and bonded appliance cementation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

Code DENT5161
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
DENT5160 and DENT5162
Assumed knowledge:
Knowledge acquired from the following online module topics: Brackets, bands and bonding materials, Bracket and band placement (theory), Fixed appliance systems, Standard Edgewise Course I- Types of wires / pliers; how, why, when, Wire properties in orthodontic appliances, Basics in orthodontic anchorage

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an emerging ability in wire bending and be familiar with important features of orthodontic treatment by clinical set-up typodont simulations
  • LO2. demonstrate an emerging understanding of principles of mechanics of dental tooth movement, biology of tooth movement, different brackets and techniques, bracket bonding, and positioning in different malocclusions
  • LO3. demonstrate an emerging understanding of advanced digital imaging systems and their applications in assisting case diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment assessment
  • LO4. demonstrate ability to take appropriate clinical records, photos and radiographs from patients and have planing sessions with the tutors
  • LO5. demonstrate ability to treatment plan for more complex orthodontic problems with interdisciplinary approach and orthognathic surgery
  • LO6. demonstrate an emerging ability to assess and compare force systems of various biomaterials employed in orthodontics, including self-ligating brackets and advanced wires
  • LO7. Have basic knowledge on practice management skills

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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