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تحميل الدليل التدريبي

أسئلة شائعة

PDS 432

Clinical Orthodontics

Course Description:

The course consists of 16 sessions.  Each session consists of seminar and clinical orthodontics.  In the seminar, one or two students will search extensively for selected orthodontic topic and will give presentation on it followed by a group discussion on the topic with contribution of all students.  The clinical session will cover the clinical orthodontic instrumentation, case assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, the orthodontic management of different malocclusions, bonding and follow-up cases.

 The course has the following objectives:

1.    To increase the knowledge of the students in theoretical background of the selected orthodontic topics.

2.    To familiarize the students with the appropriate procedure of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.

3.    To expose the students to the orthodontic management of malocclusions.

At the end of the course the students should be able to recognize and classify the different types of malocclusions and define the cases suitable for treatment.


The student will be evaluated by their performance during the course.  The total grade is 100% and distributed as follows:

Continuous Assessment (60 marks)

Final (40 marks)


Seminar (30 marks)

Clinical (30 marks)

















  1. An Introduction to Orthodontics -- Mitchell L., Oxford University Press 1996 
  2. Contemporary Orthodontics -- Proffit W., Mosby, Inc. 2000


Reference Articles (Provided to the Students):

1.            Orthodontic Assessment. Laura Mitchell: Page 42-54. 

2.            Orthodontic Diagnosis in Young Children: Beyond Dental Malocclusion. Jefferson Y. General Dentistry: 51(2): 104-111, 2003.

3.            The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment. Rondeau B. General Dentistry. 51(2): 114-119, 2003. 

4.            Anteroposterior Skeletal Change: Growth Modification. Evans CA. Seminars in Orhtodontics. 6(1): 21-32, 2000.

5.            Orthodontic Treatment of Patients with Medical Disorders. Burden D, Mullally B, Sandlerj. European Journal of Orhtodontics. 23(4): 363-372, 2001.

6.            Etiology of Temporomandibular Disorders. Green CS. Seminars in Orthodontics. 1(4): 222-228, 1995. 

7.            Clinical Management of Impacted Maxillary Canines. Bishara SE. Seminar in Orhtodontics. 4(2): 87-98, 1998.

8.            Orthodontic Treatment for the Cleft Palate Patient. Vlachos CC. Seminars in Orthodontics, 2(3): 197-204, 1996. 

9.            Sucking Habits in Saudi Children: Prevalence, Contributing Factors and Effects on the Primary Dentition. Farsi NM, Salama FS. Pediatric Dentistry. 19(1): 28-33, 1997.

10.          Management of Missing Maxillary Anterior Teeth with Emphasis on Autotransplantation.  Zachrisson BU, Stenvik A, Haanaes HR. American Journal of Orhtodontics and Dento Facial Orthopedics. 126(3): 284-288, 2004. 

11.          Assessment of Patients for Orthognathic Surgery. Bailey LJ, Proffit WR, White R Jr. Seminars in Orthodontics, 5(4): 209-222, 1999.

12.          Root Resorption during Orthodontic Therapy. Harris EF. Seminars in Orhtodontics, 6(3): 183-194, 2000.

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