Course objectives

This practical training program in clinical Orthodontics has been designed to achieve the following four objectives:

  1. I) Knowledge of
  2. The dynamic interaction of biologic processes and mechanical forces acting on the stomatognathic system during orthodontic treatment.
  3. The etiology, diagnosis and treatment planning of various sagittal, vertical and transverse problems.
  4. Various treatment modalities in Orthodontics – early treatment, adolescent treatment ( extraction Vs non-extraction mechanics), adult orthodontics, interdisciplinary treatment, etc.
  5. Factors affecting the long-term stability of orthodontic correction and their management.
  1. II) Skills
  2. To obtain proper clinical history, methodical examination of the patient, perform essential diagnostic procedures, and interpret them and arrive at a reasonable diagnosis about the dentofacial problems.
  3. To be competent to fabricate and manage the most appropriate orthodontic appliances – intra or extra oral, removable or fixed, mechanical or functional, and active or passive – for the treatment of any orthodontic problem to be treated singly or as a part of multidisciplinary treatment of dentofacial deformities.

III) Attitude

  1. Develop an attitude to adopt ethical principles in all aspects of Orthodontic practice.
  2. Professional honesty and integrity are to be fostered.
  3. Willingness to share the knowledge and clinical experience with professional colleagues.
  4. Willingness to adopt, after a critical assessment, new methods and techniques of orthodontic management developed from time to time, based on scientific research, which are in the best interest of the patient.
  5. Develop an attitude to seek opinion from allied medical and dental specialists as and when required.
  1. IV) Communication skills
  2. Develop adequate communication skills, particularly with the patients, giving them the various options available to manage a particular dentofacial problem, and to obtain a true informed consent from them for the most appropriate treatment available at that point of time.
  3. Develop the ability to communicate with professional colleagues, in Orthodontics or other specialties through various media like correspondence, Internet, email, conference, etc. to render the best possible treatment.