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DENT5167: Orthodontics Clinical Training 6

2024 unit information

This unit is designed to familiarise students with the important orthodontic techniques including various straight wire modalities, functional appliances, miniscrew implants. 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, especially the self-ligating brackets, and build up their ability to choose proper archwires from a wide range of preformed wires. Advanced skills training also covers the knowledge and use of advanced digital imaging systems 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 DENT5167
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
(DENT5163 and DENT5164) or DENT6227
DENT5166 and DENT5168
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Proficiently summarise patient’s records, formulate comprehensive treatment plan and demonstrate an adequate ability to proceed with correct treatment sequences effectively in the clinical environment
  • LO2. Demonstrate familiarity with the use of various contemporary fixed, removable and functional appliances, and to treat with various appliance techniques and acquire wire bending skills for finishing orthodontic cases
  • LO3. Combine and integrate various orthodontic techniques and wire bending skills and apply them to resolve individual problems such as intrusion and extrusion arches.
  • LO4. Demonstrate necessary skills needed to recognise the underlying principle, outcome and complications of interdisciplinary and orthognathic surgical treatment.
  • LO5. Have in-depth knowledge on practice management skills
  • LO6. Demonstrate knowledge of sleep apnoea with the use of oral appliances
  • LO7. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge on advanced orthodontic techniques such as Suresmile, Invisalign, Insignia, lingual orthodontics, advanced wires, temporary anchorage device and skeletal anchorage system.

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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