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DENT5169: Orthodontics Clinical Training 7

2024 unit information

This unit is designed to familiarise students with important advanced orthodontic techniques including invisible techniques (e.g. Invisalign and lingual). Each clinical technique is taught first by typodont simulation and then applied to patients. Advanced skills training also covers the further 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 DENT5169
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
(DENT5166 and DENT5167) or DENT6228
DENT5170 and DENT5171
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 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. Be able to 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 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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