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DENT5171: Advanced Orthodontic Theory

2024 unit information

This unit is a series of lectures and daily tutorials on advanced orthodontic theory. The topics in this unit include clinical trials and basic studies, narrative and systematic reviews on certain topics about clinical treatment modalities and their effects. This unit exposes students to contemporary developments of orthodontic treatment approaches and the supporting research, to understand the important philosophy of evidence-based orthodontics.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

Code DENT5171
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
DENT5168 or DENT6228
DENT5169 and DENT5170
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 advanced 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 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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