At the end of the course, students will be able to
- Understand the process of normal growth and development of dentition and associated craniofacial structures and its role in dentofacial anomalies and malocclusion.
- Define Orthodontics, various treatment modalities in Orthodontics, and the method of arriving at a diagnosis based on the problem list.
- Learn the use ofessential and supplemental diagnostic aids andrecent developments in diagnosing various malocclusions
- Understand the biological basis of orthodontic tooth movement, theories of tooth movement, and the types of tooth movement including adult orthodontics
- Learn about different orthodontic materials and get the knowledge and skill for fabrication of various Orthodontic, orthopedic, and myofunctional appliances.
- Learn about the preventive, interceptive, corrective,and surgical orthodontic procedures and their clinical applications.
- Learn about the causes of orthodontic relapse and methods for preventing relapse.
- Develop the skills for making dental arch impressions, preparation of study models, performing model analyses, and interpreting the results.
- Learn the art of communication with patients and bystanders with an emphasis on child psychology. Also learn the importance and methods of educating and motivating patients, parents, and the public regarding the need for orthodontic treatment.
- Learn about and put into practice cross-infection control measures in clinical practice.
- Learn about bioethics and medicolegal aspects
- Understand the importance of enhancing knowledge and remaining abreast with the latest developments by attending CDEs and conferences.