Orthodontics - ORTD


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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323 Orthodontics
2 hours. Recognition, etiology, diagnosis and treatment of simple and complex malocclusions, and treatment technics for minor orthodontic problems, in a lecture/laboratory format. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program.

338 Clinical Orthodontics I
1 hours. Active participation in orthodontic clinical procedures. Instruction includes the performance of limited tooth movement. Prerequisite(s): ORTD 323.

348 Clinical Orthodontics II Elective
1 hours. Clinical course in the recognition and diagnosis of malocclusion in both growing patients and adult patients. Instruction includes the performance of limited tooth movement. Prerequisite(s): ORTD 338.

513 Craniofacial Growth and Development
4 hours. Physiology of the stomatognathic system, behavioral development, implications of craniofacial growth and development, reactions of periodontal tissues to applied force and prevalence; causes of malocclusion. Prerequisite(s): Matriculation into the Certificate Program in Orthodontics or M.S. in Oral Sciences program.

521 Methodologies in Craniofacial Research
1 hours. Demonstration and discussion of the techniques and methods employed in the study of the structure, growth and function of the craniofacial region.

524 Craniofacial Anomalies I
2 hours. Introduction to a variety of orofacial clefts, etiology, clinical presentation, growth and development and habilitation via an interdisciplinary team approach. Longitudinal analysis of cases with cleft lip and palate.

525 Craniofacial Anomalies II
1 hours. Introduction to treatment aspects of patients with orofacial clefts and to a variety of craniofacial anomalies, their etiology, clinical presentation, growth and development and habilitation through a team approach. Clinical rotations through the Center for Craniofacial Anomalies. Prerequisite(s): ORTD 524.

537 Biostatistics Applied to Craniofacial Research
2 hours. Multivariate statistical techniques applied to craniofacial growth research. Prerequisite(s): ORTD 523 and a basic univariate statistics course.

595 Seminar in Orthodontics
1 TO 2 hours. Presentations by selected guest lecturers on research or clinical material relating to matters of interest to the Department of Orthodontics. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 13 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the orthodontics postgraduate or oral sciences graduate program.

610 Orthodontic Clinic I
0 TO 10 hours. Clinical patient examination, record taking, diagnosis and treatment planning for a variety of pre-selected malocclusions. Orthodontic therapy subsequently follows. May be repeated to a maximum of 11 hours. Prerequisite(s): Matriculation into the Advanced Certificate in Orthodontics program.

611 Orthodontic Technique A
4 hours. Development of manipulative skills for orthodontic practice. Instruction in the biomechanics of orthodontic force systems and application to mechanotherapy. Discussion of various orthodontic treatment strategies. Prerequisite(s): Matriculation into the Advanced Certificate in Orthodontics program.

612 Orthodontic Technique B
2 hours. Continuation of ORTD 611 discussing orthodontic treatment modalities and strategies. Also reviews the historical development of orthodontic appliances. Prerequisite(s): ORTD 611.

615 Diagnostic Procedures I
0 TO 10 hours. A seminar and investigative series to familiarize the student with various diagnostic techniques used in orthodontic case analysis and treatment planning. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Advanced Certificate in Orthodontics program.

616 Diagnostic Procedures II
0 TO 10 hours. Presentation and discussion of clinical cases at various stages of orthodontic treatment and post-treatment, utilizing various diagnostic records. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): ORTD 615.

620 Orthodontic Clinic II
0 TO 10 hours. Transfer cases are assigned covering active, retention and posttransfer cases. Screenings are conducted in examination of new patients. May be repeated to a maximum of 17 hours. Prerequisite(s): ORTD 610.

630 Orthodontic Clinic III
0 TO 10 hours. Supervision of patients in all stages of treatment and post-treatment visits. Participation in TMJ and CFA programs and visit to offices of practicing orthodontists. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite(s): ORTD 620.

667 Orthodontic-Periodontic Relationships
2 hours. A seminar series discussing the effects of orthodontic treatment of periodontal tissues; the indications and rationale for preforming periodontal procedures as an adjunct to orthodontic therapy; the objectives of orthodontic tooth movement in the adult, especially for periodontal considerations. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of the first year of the Advanced Certificate in Orthodontics or Advanced Certificate in Periodontics postgraduate program.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.