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DENT5164: Orthodontics Clinical Training 4

2024 unit information

This unit is designed to further 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. At this stage, the students also obtain basic skills in proceeding with correct treatment sequences.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

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

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. Be able to take appropriate clinical records, photos and radiographs from patients and have planning sessions with the tutors
  • LO5. Be able 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, lingual orthodontics and advanced wires
  • LO7. Have basic knowledge on practice management skills

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

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