The aim of this course is to familiarize students with orthodontic diagnostic tests and theoretically train them to use those tests in order to better recognize, classify and assess malocclusion. Moreover, the course aims at theoretical and practical training in the treatment of some simple dentoalveolar malocclusions and the understanding of the possibilities offered by orthodontic therapy in the treatment of functional and complex occlusal abnormalities (such as patients with clefts or orthognathic abnormalities). Finally, the student is taught the basics regarding side effects and first aid during orthodontic treatment.
Course Content (Syllabus)
In 10th semester the student attends seminars of clinical interest in which the following subjects are taught:
1) Occlusal abnormalities caused by functional disorders, 2) contribution of orthodontics in addressing complex dentoskeletal abnormalities (e.g. cleft etc.), 3) Angle’s Class III malocclusions treatment, 4) vertical malocclusions treatment 5) transverse malocclusions treatment, 6) facial asymmetries treatment, and 7) side effects and first aid during orthodontic treatment.
Moreover, students follow the various stages of treatment in the post-graduate clinic.