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DENT5168: Intermediate Orthodontic Theory

2024 unit information

This unit is a series of lectures and daily tutorials on fundamental orthodontic theory. The topics in this unit include recent developments on the topics of growth and development, craniofacial anatomy cephalometric analysis, biomechanics of tooth movement, biomechanical traits of brackets and archwires. Students are required to read and critically review the designated reading and present their views in the tutorials. The students are also required to complete an assignment on a relevant topic and present it during the tutorials.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

Code DENT5168
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
DENT5165 or DENT6227
DENT5166 and DENT5167
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of growth and development of the cranio-facial complex and all aspects of orthodontic tooth movement, including cellular responses of the periodontal ligament, alveolar bone, and cementum, and an understanding of root resorption
  • LO2. Demonstrate familiarity with the current literature, including ability to correctly analyse and compare current literature with principles, and techniques of the past
  • LO3. Demonstrate skill in the description and classification of normal and abnormal occlusion and to differentiate between functional and dysfunctional occlusion
  • LO4. Demonstrate skills in cephalometric and the use of computerised cephalometric analysis and superimposition
  • LO5. Competently diagnose, treat and manage the conditions related to sleep apnoea, cleft-lip and palate, adults and or medically compromised patients and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of broad knowledge of the role of orthodontics, limitations and potential complications
  • LO6. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of principles of anchorage employed in the biomechanics of orthodontics, minimizing the loss, the friction in orthodontic appliances, frictional resistance during orthodontic tooth movement, skeletal anchorage systems as well as their complications
  • LO7. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of orthodontic relapse and retention

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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