Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics I

Course Information
TitleΟΡΘΟΔΟΝΤΙΚΗ (Ι) / Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics I
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMoschos Papadopoulos
Course ID240000399

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Providing knowledge to identify malocclusions and to treat specific orthodontic problems of the stomatognathic system.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The topics of the 7th and 8th semester include the rationale for orthodontic treatment, etiology and classification of malocclusion according to the Angle’s classification, the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (ΙΟΤΝ) the Peer Assessment Rating (PAR) and the Index of Complexity Outcome and Need (ICON), management of the developing dentition, craniofacial growth and development, biologic basis of tooth movement and anchorage, orthodontic diagnosis, cephalometrics, orthodontic treatment planning, Class I problems and their management, as well as removable and fixed orthodontic appliances. In addition the students construct two removable appliances in the laboratory, and by means of a text book evaluate panoramic and cephalometric radiographs, and discuss cases with different orthodontic problems.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Laboratory Work20
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Mitchel L. An Introduction to Orthodontics. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007.
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