2014 - Orthodontics 1

Course No: 129014
Format: Lectures and practical Sessions
Date: Monday 20, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 January 2014
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration from 8:30am) - includes full day's catering
Venue: Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills
Cost: $4,950
CPD Hours: 26.5
Limit: 30
To register: Please complete the Registration Form

Course Overview

For orthodontic treatment to be successful at any level, it is essential to have a basic understanding of normal growth and development of the dento-facial complex and to possess the skills to recognise developing malocclusion.

The course is aimed at providing this information so that an improvement in diagnostic skills can be acquired. The scope of treatment and appliances that could be part of general practice will be included. Practical sessions include cephalometric analysis, Orthodontic bracket positioning and removable appliance adjustment. Clinical sessions include orthodontic appliance bonding and patient assessment.

Treatment with selected removable and fixed appliances will be demonstrated. With this knowledge, course participants if they so wish, may be able to participate in Orthodontics II which is more clinically based and of longer duration. As a stand alone course, participants will be more able to recognise abnormal occlusions in both the developing and permanent dentitions, with guidelines for treatment options.

Course participants are encouraged to bring records of patients from their own practice for assessment and evaluation.

Course Outline

  • Normal growth and development of dento-facial complex.
  • Development of a malocclusion.
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning of orthodontic cases,
  • Removable and fixed orthodontic and orthopaedic appliances.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognise different types of malocclusion and know how it develops.
  • Systematic way in diagnosing a malocclusion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Hands-on experience on Cephalometric analysis, orthodontic bracket positioning and adjustment of removable appliance.
  • Clinical experience on orthodontic appliance bonding and patient assessment.