2016 - Orthodontics I Program

Orthodontics I: course overview

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

The course provides participants with this knowledge, which participants can build upon to improve their diagnostic skills. 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 develop skills to recognise abnormal occlusions in both the developing and permanent dentitions, with guidelines for treatment options.

Course participants are encouraged to bring patient records from their practice for assessment and evaluation.

Orthodontics I: 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.

Orthodontics I: learning objectives

  • Recognise different types of malocclusion and know how it develops.
  • Develop systematic skills to correctly diagnose malocclusions.

Orthodontics I: 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.

Orthodontics I: course details, dates and cost



Lectures and practical Sessions


Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 January 2015


9:00am - 5:00pm (Registration from 8:30am) - includes full day's catering


Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills


$5,100 – payment plan available on request

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To register:

  • You can book online with VISA and MasterCard 
  • For further information or alternative payment methods, please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to .