„Orthodontics“ is taught in the following semesters: VII, VIII, IX and X.
TRAINING COURSE ANNOTATION:
The training course in Clinical Orthodontics provides knowledge, skills and competence in diagnosis, prevention and clinical procedures, necessary for comprehensive organization and management of the dental care.
OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE PROGRAM:
To provide young specialists with clinical and diagnostic knowledge and competence for the implement of preventive and therapeutic activities in the dental care management according to the contemporary European standards for medical care.
COURSE PROGRAM TASKS:
AUXILIARY TEACHING IMPLEMENTS:
Multimedia presentations, graphs, tests, orthodontic clinical cases for discussion and interpretation, models of therapeutic orthodontic appliances.
Before commencing their education in Orthodontics, the students are required to acquire basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, pediatric dental medicine and preclinical prosthetic dental medicine.
The young specialists are qualified to identify orthodontic malocclusions in early childhood age and to carry out primary orthodontic prevention. They are able to detect early symptoms of orthodontic discrepanciesand malocclusion occurrence and to appoint the proper age for referral to an orthodontic specialist. The dental medicine specialist may participate in the control of mild dental Class I malocclusions with non-extraction treatment; to maintain and sanate the dentition before and during the comprehensive orthodontic treatment.
ACADEMIC GRADING MODE:
Present control, participation in topic presentations, written seminars, written colloquium in test form, practical examination, theoretical and oral examination; state examination.
1. Grade forming – complex evaluation:
2. Aspects of the grade forming:
Present control – clinical cases discussion of the students’ group.
Practical examination – biometrical analysis of orthodontic study models in occlusion and wire element bending (Adams’s clasp, Schwarz’s clasp or protrusion spring). Exam duration: 1h 30 min.; discussion and grading – 1h 30 min.
Theoretical examination – one written and two oral questions.
Other – one written colloquium and one written seminar each semester.
State Examination– entry stop test, published in the web site of the Orthodontics Department; two theoretical questions; orthodontic clinical case.
TOPIC OUTLINE OF THE DISCIPLINE: