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DENT5166: Orthodontics Clinical Training 5

2024 unit information

This unit is designed to familiarise students with the important orthodontic techniques including standard Edgewise, basic straight wire techniques (e.g. MBT). Each clinical technique is taught first by typodont simulation and then applied to patients. This Unit also gives the students opportunities to use a variety of bracket types, and practice choosing proper archwires from a wide range of preformed wires. Advanced skills training also covers the knowledge and use of advanced digital imaging systems, such as Dolphin, 3dMD, LaserDenta and their applications in assisting case diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment assessment.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

Code DENT5166
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
(DENT5163 and DENT5164) or DENT6227
DENT5167 and DENT5168
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. Demonstrate understanding of the cause of relapse and the retention need and protocols
  • LO3. Demonstrate competent skills and knowledge in cephalometric analysis, prediction and superimposition
  • LO4. demonstrate advanced skills training on the use of different slot brackets, with different wires and philosophies for all types of malocclusions in varying age groups and be able to efficiently finishing orthodontic cases
  • LO5. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of impacted tooth and cleft-lip and palate and important orthodontic techniques including Begg-Hybrid, Tip-Edge, orthodontic implants and functional appliances
  • LO6. Perform competent wire bending skills
  • 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

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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