Intermediate Orthodontic Theory (DENT5168)


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.

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Further unit of study information


5x1.5hr morning tutorial/lecture and 5x2hr evening tutorial/lecture /wk


1x1hr viva (50%) and 1x3hr written exam (50%)


Notes will be distributed in class.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


DENT5165 or DENT6227

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.