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Development of the Occlusion - DENT5042

Year - 2018

This course introduces Trainees to basic craniofacial development and interceptive orthodontic techniques. The growth and development component includes an introduction to the study of cephalometrics. The treatment component for the major part is directed towards the mixed dentition. Various techniques will be discussed which include removable appliance therapy, functional appliances and the fixed straight wire techniques. Other topics will include habits and serial extraction and their implications on developing dentition. Emphasis is laid on the importance of accurate diagnosis and treatment planning in management of the developing dentitions. An interdisciplinary approach is made to the treatment of craniofacial anomalies. Trainees should become proficient in the diagnosis of malocclusions in children and predictive growth analyses. They should learn to use removable appliances in interceptive management and fixed appliances for space maintenance, expansion and single arch regimes.

Classes
clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut

Assessment
clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1x viva voce(25%)

Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 4th Edition

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Discipline of Paediatrics
Study Mode: Clinical experience
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Westmead
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Neeta Prabhu
HECS Band: 3
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