The Orthodontics Series


Orthodontics Long Course

The Orthodontics series is structured as three coordinated courses. An increasing number of dentists are incorporating orthodontics into their clinical practice and require a deeper understanding of treating patients appropriately and within the scope of practice for general practitioners.

The Orthodontic Long Course is three coordinated courses designed with those dentists in mind. The format of the Continuing Education Orthodontics Series is unique and is not offered anywhere else in Australia. The courses are spread over a period to allow meaningful, clinical hands-on experience to be gained under the supervision of the Orthodontic discipline within the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney. If the courses are taken sequentially participants will attend the course over a period of 26 months.

  • "These are the only hospital-based courses in Australia run by university academic staff where participants are actively involved with patient treatment" Professor M. Ali Darendeliler

During Orthodontics 2 & 3 course participants are assigned patients to manage under the supervision of University appointed tutors. The University maintains full orthodontic records. Treatment planning of the patients treated in the clinic sessions are held in a group seminar situation.

At the clinical sessions participants will have the opportunity to place fixed appliances and manage cases, through to the removal of fixed appliances and the fitting of retainers. Participants will also see orthodontic patients on review and in retention from previous course participants.

Orthodontics 1 - pre-requisite for Orthodontics 2 or standalone refresher

Monday 17-Thursday 17 January 2019

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.

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Orthodontics 2 - a unique course combining theory and practice

March 2019 - February 2020

This course is both clinical and theoretical with chair-side sessions, lectures and seminars. The Orthodontics course is unique as it is the only hospital-based course where registrants treat NSW Health patients that is run by university staff. Each of the monthly sessions consists of morning lectures and with clinic sessions with patient treatment in the afternoon.

Participants must have completed Orthodontics 1 to be admitted to the course and there will only be a limited number of places available. It is important that you note the mandatory requirements including vaccination/serology conditions.

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Orthodontics 3 - further enhance your knowledge

March 2019 - February 2020

This course is designed for participants who have completed Orthodontics 2. This extends registrants experience within the Orthodontics department for a further 12 months. Participants attend a half-day each month and are encouraged to join the morning lectures sessions scheduled for Orthodontics 2. The course presents an opportunity for participants to complete the active treatment of patients from Orthodontics 2.

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Speakers & Clinic Supervisors

The Orthodontics 2 course is delivered over 12 months by some of Australia's most experienced specialists in public and private practice.

  • M. Ali Darendeliler, BDS, PhD, DipOrth, CertifOrth, PrivDoc, FICDS, MRACDS, . Professor Darendelilier is the Chair of Orthodontics for the University of Sydney - Course Facilitator for the Orthodontics Series
  • Alexandra Papadopoulou, DDS, MSc Oral Surgery-Implantology, DSp. Orthodontics, PhD - Course Facilitator for Orthodontics I, 2 and 3
  • Chrys Antoniou BDS MDSc FRACDS MRACDS(Ortho) FICD
  • Anastasia Bakopoulou BDS, MPhil (Ortho), DClinDent (Ortho), MRACDS (Ortho)
  • Eugene Chan BDS, MDSc, M Ortho RCS Ed, MRACDS (Orth), PhD
  • Lam L Cheng BDSc (Hons) (Qld), MDSc (Hons) (Ortho), MOrthRCS (Ed), MRACDS (Ortho)
  • Oyku Dalci DDS, PhD
  • John Sambevski BCom(UNSW), BDent(Hons)(Sydney), DClinDent(Ortho)(Sydney), MRACDS (Ortho)
  • Peter Synnott BDSc (Otago) MDSc (Sydney)
  • Nour Eldin Tarraf BDS (Hons), MDSc(Hons), MOrth RCSEd, MRACDS (Ortho)