- promote understanding of the relevance of embryology, growth control, growth centres, growth rotations and their relevance to Orthodontics.
- Provide information on Craniofacial anomalies and syndromes
- provide information of the basic principles of patient assessment and diagnosis including assessment of hard and soft tissues, habits
- promote understanding of the need for relevant radiographs and their interpretation in diagnosis and treatment planning and the importance of clinical photography
- introduce the latest diagnostic imaging and data manipulation techniques available to the clinician for the treatment planning of Orthodontic cases
- introduce the concept of cephalometric analysis
- to provide group interactive learning in a structured manner
- have an appreciation of the effect of bone resorbtion on normal hard anatomy and soft tissue aesthetics and their implications with regard to Orthodontic treatment planning
Following Day 2 dental surgeons should be able to:
- apply knowledge of the functional anatomy involved in Orthodontic treatment planning and
- understand the effect of tooth loss in terms of both bone resorbtion patterns and occlusal disruption and facial profile.
- understand the significance of Skeletal form and the relevance on treatment planning and success.
- describe in detail the process involved in the Orthodontic Case Assessment of a patient including any relevant special tests
- carry out relevant analyses of Cephalometric radiographs
- Describe in detail relevant anatomical anomalies in tooth development and their implications to Orthodontic treatment