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Module Goals:
This module aims at introducing student to:
- The principles of orthodontic treatment.
- The most important methods and techniques used to treat dentofacial abnormalities.
- Timing and limitations of orthodontic treatment.
- Relapse and complications of orthodontic treatment.
- The relationship between orthodontics, other dental specialties and daily dental treatments.

Module Description
This module introduces students to:
- The principles of mechanics, biomechanics, tooth movements and the concept of anchorage in orthodontic treatment.
- Principles of orthodontics.
- Orthodontic appliances and orthodontic treatment planning.
- Preventive orthodontic procedures.
- Early and interceptive treatment
- Orthodontic treatment in the mixed dentition and orthodontic treatment of adults.
- Orthognathic surgery.
- Retention and protection of relapse.
- Orthodontics and its interactions with other dental disciplines.

Module Syllabus
- Principles of mechanics, biomechanics and tooth movement.
- The concept of anchorage in orthodontic treatment
- Principles of orthodontic treatment (timing and limitations, etc.)
- Types of orthodontic appliances
- Orthodontic treatment planning
- Preventive orthodontic procedures
- Early and interceptive treatment
- Principles of functional orthodontic treatment
- Orthodontic treatment in the mixed dentition
- Orthodontic treatment of adults
- Extraction in orthodontic treatment
- Principles of orthognathic surgery
- Retention and protection of relapse
- Orthodontics and its interactions with other dental disciplines.

Teaching Methods
- Lectures using PowerPoint presentations
- Practical sessions
- Discussion groups.


Assessment Methods
- Theoretical exam and tests during the semester
- Practical tests and evaluation of class activities.