Faculty of Dentistry

Course Subjects and Learning Objectives

Academic Practices

The Orthodontics course covers the diagnosis and treatment of dentofacial anomalies in children, teenagers, and adults. The learning objectives include basic information about head and maxillofacial development and dental histology, normal and abnormal oral functions, transition mechanisms from primary to permanent occlusion, malocclusions and their aetiologies, diagnostic instruments (model analyses, lateral cephalometry, PA, radiography, and hand and wrist radiographies), treatment planning (analysis of patient records, treatment planning based on patient records) biomechanics, orthodontic materials, treatment planning in mixed dentition period (moveable appliances), and immoveable orthodontic treatments (anchorage, expansion, extraoral appliances, functional appliances, retainers). The course also covers cleft lips and cleft palate, treatment of sleep apnoea, orthognathic surgery, complications in orthodontic treatment, temporomandibular disorders (clinical approach and treatment techniques), implantology in orthodontics, and drawing up treatment planning. During the applied education (training), clinical observations on planning and making moveable apparatuses aim to reinforce the concepts of theory and practice, and improve students’ reasoning.