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DENT5172: Orthodontics Clinical Training 9

2024 unit information

This unit is designed to teach students how to combine and integrate various orthodontic techniques and apply them to resolving complicated orthodontic problems. The students are taught to treat malocclusions using various techniques including combined mechanisms consisting of different techniques that are suitable for the specific case. The hybrid mechanism, which combines various bracket systems to achieve maximum effects, is also an important treatment philosophy that the students are required to further learn and use in clinic.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

Code DENT5172
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
(DENT5169 and DENT5170) or DENT6229
DENT5173 and DENT5174
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the independent processing of the entire course of treatment, including diagnosis and treatment planning and the implementation of specific treatment based on its underlying mechanisms
  • LO2. Demonstrate effective clinical protocols and management to efficiently finish orthodontic cases.
  • LO3. Demonstrate sufficient skills in cephalometric analysis and superimposition
  • LO4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and management of orthodontic problems such as impacted tooth and cleft-lip and palate and be able to recognise the current trend in orthodontics especially in treatment philosophies and orthodontic implants and functional appliances
  • LO5. Demonstrate advanced wire bending skills and advanced knowledge of physical principles underlying force delivery systems and distalisation biomechanics
  • LO6. Demonstrate an emerging ability to evaluate the orthodontic literature
  • LO7. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of various fixed retainers, bonded or banded, their effectiveness and limitations, including the ability to construct it

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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