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DENT5163: Orthodontics Clinical Training 3

2024 unit information

This unit is designed to familiarise students with the important aspects of orthodontic clinical set-up and basic clinical skills. Students will be trained to undertake basic clinical procedures, including orthodontic bracket bonding, removable appliance placement and bonded appliances cementation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

Code DENT5163
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
(DENT5160 and DENT5161) or DENT6226
DENT5164 and DENT5165
Assumed knowledge:

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. Be familiar with chair side assistance and case presentation and tutorials of other postgraduate students
  • LO3. Be able to 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. Be familiar 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. Be able to perform basic wire bending skills
  • LO7. Demonstrate an emerging ability to evaluate the orthodontic literature

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Surry Hills, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Surry Hills, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Surry Hills, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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