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DENT5177: Comprehensive Orthodontic Theory 2

2024 unit information

This unit is a series of lectures and daily tutorials on concepts of interactions between orthodontics and other disciplines. These include the reported success in interdisciplinary management of the orthodontic patient, and the appropriate sequences in managing the interdisciplinary team. This unit exposes students to the contemporary developments of orthodontic interdisciplinary 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 DENT5177
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
DENT5174 or DENT6230
DENT5175 and DENT5176
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the role of orthodontics, limitations and potential complications.
  • LO2. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of craniofacial growth and functional occlusion
  • LO3. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of orthodontic relapse and retention
  • LO4. Demonstrate familiarity with the current literature, including ability to correctly analyse and compare current literature with principles, and techniques of the past
  • LO5. Demonstrate advanced skills in cephalometric and the use of computerized cephalometric analysis and superimposition
  • 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. Competently diagnose, treat and manage the conditions related to sleep apnoea, cleft-lip and palate and adult patients and medically compromised patients

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

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