Orthodontics Courses

Orthodontics – Patient Simulation Course
Orthodontics Rotation
Orthodontic Case Presentation Seminar
Orthodontics Seminar – Interceptive Orthodontics

Course Name:Orthodontics – Patient Simulation
Course Number: 904
Credits: 2
Course Director: Dr. Lokesh Suri
Predoctoral Year: 2
Semester: Summer (May-Aug)
Time & Location: Thursday 1-4:30pm/8am-12pm
Text(s): Course Syllabus

Grading & Evaluation:
There will be two examinations, one midterm and one final each of which will be 1 1/2 hours in length. Each examination will consist of 50 multiple choice and true false questions each of which will be worth 2 points (totaling 100 points). The material covered in the examinations will be taken from this syllabus, lecture notes and any handout given to students by instructors. The final examination is NOT CUMULATIVE. If time allows, we will attempt to have a review session to examinations. Examinations are given in two drafts and questions are scrambled according to university policy. New examinations with different questions are formulated each year so having old examinations might be of limited value. At the end of each examination session both the computer answer sheet and the signed original copy of the examination must be handed in to the proctors.

Grades are based upon the following formula:

Lecture Series: (80%)

midterm examination
final examination
unannounced quizzes

Laboratory sessions and exercises(20%)

Remediation:
Midterm Failure: Individual student failing the midterm reviews the exam with the course director. Specific issues are then reviewed in a group meeting with the failing students.

Final grade failure: Review sessions organized to cover the subject matter with difficulty. Students are offered help with 2nd year post-doctoral residents in the event they need one-on-one help and guidance. Reexam is offered with a maximum grade possible of 70%. If the student missed the final exam, a 5% deduction on the re-exam grade may bedone at the discretion of the course director in review with the promotions committee.

Course Goal:
The graduate of the D.M.D. program must be skilled in the recognition, diagnosis, and management of dentofacial abnormalities in the primary, mixed, and permanent dentitions.

Course Objectives:
These skills should include, but are not limited to, the ability to develop a differential diagnosis using accepted clinical and radiographic procedures and the ability to think critically and to problem solve in relation to orthodontic care of the patient.

He/she should be able to recognize the normal and abnormal in the development of the dentofacial complex including conditions which interfere with the patients’ ability to function. He/she should be able to recognize esthetic deficiencies and understand their relationship to the overall management of the orthodontic patient.

He/she must be able to recognize those complex problems which are beyond his ability to treat and must know when to refer to a competent and qualified orthodontic specialist. In addition, he/she should have sufficient knowledge to evaluate the treatment rendered by that specialist. He/she must be able to monitor therapeutic outcomes of treatment rendered by himself/ herself or by a specialist and should be prepared to modify the initial diagnosis or therapy as needed.

He/ she should have sufficient knowledge to be able communicate with the orthodontic specialist and understand the nature of the treatment being rendered. He/she must have the ability to develop a comprehensive and properly sequenced treatment plan in the adult patient. He/she must understand the relationship between the various dental specialties and must be able to assume the role of primary treatment coordinator in integrating a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of the adult patient.

He/ she must be able to analyze and treat minor orthodontic problems. He/ she must be able to fabricate and use removable appliances, space maintainers, and lingual arches when indicated.

He/she must be able to recognize predisposing conditions and must recognize which require intervention and/or active treatment to prevent disease.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#2. Understand psychosocial principles, behavior management and how to apply these skills for better patient care.

#3. Acquire and understand information in a scientific and effective manner, to assist in critical thinking and problem solving for patient care.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#17. Understand how to fabricate and use removable appliances, space maintainer, and lingual arches.

#18. Inform the patient regarding the nature and extent to the disease or disorder and provide the appropriate management and/or referral.

Course Name:Orthodontics Rotation
Course Number: 1152
Credits: 0
Course Director:Dr. Lokesh Suri, Dr. Barry Briss
Predoctoral Year:3
Semester: Fall (Sept-Dec), Winter (Jan-Apr)
Time & Location: TuTh 9am-12pm; F 1-4pm/DHS 2
Text(s):None

What changes have been made to your course since last year?:
Increased resident participation with each predoctoral students. Residents are also involved with case presentations.

Course Goal:
The goal of the rotation is to expose the predoctoral student to the variety of cases that are being treated in the clinic. The rotation also serves to provide a review of Cephalometrics tracing exercise, classification of malocclusion and interdisciplinary treatment.

Course Objectives:
The student will be able to:

  1. Observe and assist in a variety of orthodontic procedures including separator placement, banding, bonding of brackets, debonding.
  2. Review clinical applications of cephalometrics
  3. Review clinical examples of interdisciplinary treatment.
  4. Diagnose and classify a patient needing orthodontic treatment.

Course/Lecture Schedule:
The class is divided up into rotation groups of approximately 5-7 students. Most rotations are five half-days in one week.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#1. Understand the concept of professionalism, patient confidentiality (HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ethical behavior and the principles of jurisprudence.

#2. Understand psychosocial principles, behavior management and how to apply these skills for better patient care.

#3. Acquire and understand information in a scientific and effective manner, to assist in critical thinking and problem solving for patient care.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#6. Communicate the treatment plan to the patient, including diagnostic alternatives, patient concerns, risks, prognosis, time requirements, fees and payment plan options and obtain a writing informed consent.

#17. Understand how to fabricate and use removable appliances, space maintainer

Course Name: Orthodontic Case Presentation Seminar
Course Number:
1255
Credits: 0
Course Director: Dr. Lokesh Suri, Dr. Barry Briss
Predoctoral Year:4
Semester: Fall (Sept-Dec)
Time & Location: Thursday 8-8:45am, DHS 2, Orthodontics Clinic
Text(s):None

Grading & Evaluation:
Students are encouraged to participate in the discussion of diagnosis and treatment planning for an orthodontic case/ interdisciplinary case needing significant orthodontics.

Remediation:
In the case of an absence at the assigned time slot, the student is required to make up the sessionat another time with the permission of the course director.

Course Goal:
The goal of the course is to provide a forum for the pre-doctoral student to evaluate the process involved in diagnosis and treatment planning of an orthodontic case and communicating with an orthodontist in a complex interdisciplinary case.

Course Objectives:

  1. To give the predoctoral student an insight into orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning
  2. To orient the predoctoral student to the goals of orthodontic treatment and need to communicate between the general practitioner and orthodontist to achieve the needs of the patient.
  3. To provide the student with knowledge of integrating biological principles of orthodontics into active orthodontic treatment and principles of retention.
  4. To enable the student to develop sound knowledge of communicating treatment plans with the orthodontic specialist.

Course/Lecture Schedule:
The class is broken up into groups of approximately fifteen students, and each attends one three-hour session.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#3. Acquire and understand information in a scientific and effective manner, to assist in critical thinking and problem solving for patient care.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#6. Communicate the treatment plan to the patient, including diagnostic alternatives, patient concerns, risks, prognosis, time requirements, fees and payment plan options and obtain a writing informed consent.

Course Name: Orthodontics Seminar – Interceptive Orthodontics
Course Number: 1171
Credits: 0
Course Director: Dr. Jess Kane
Predoctoral Year: 3
Semester: Winter (Jan-Apr)
Time & Location: Tuesdays, 1-4pm, room 1144 (Orthodontic Library)

Seminar Goal

To familiarize the undergraduate student with the diagnosis and treatment of common orthodontic problems in the mixed dentition.

Objectives

  • To familiarize the undergraduate student with the timing of treatment and simple treatment modalities to correct insipient malocclusion.
  • Give a brief overview of various Orthodontic appliances used in interceptive treatment.