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James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics: Division of Orthodontics Predoctoral Courses

PEDOR - 820 Orthodontics I
Introduces the principles of orthodontics and their clinical applications through the study of normal and abnormal dental occlusions, normal and abnormal facial patterns, hereditary tendencies, and other etiological factors.

PEDOR - 821 Orthodontics II
The principles of orthodontic appliances, their design and clinical application and construction, are demonstrated in correcting various malocclusions of the child and adult patient.

PEDOR - 822 Orthodontics III
Integration of contemporary orthodontic treatment objectives, diagnostic procedures, and biomechanical approaches will be demonstrated through case presentation of interceptive, adjunctive, and comprehensive orthodontic treatments.

PEDOR - 825 Pediatric/Orthodontic Lab
Lab procedures in restorative care of pediatric patients with primary and young permanent dentitions. Space maintenance and minor tooth movement applications are demonstrated and constructed. Supplemental diagnostic procedures (space analysis, cephalometric analysis) are performed.

PEDOR - 888 Adjunctive Orthodontic Procedures for Enhanced Adult Restorative Therapy
A series of seminars, supported by selected laboratory experience, will provide background information on biomechanical considerations of adjunctive orthodontic procedures in the adult patient. As defined, adjunctive procedures are limited procedures designed to facilitate other dental procedures and/or enhance functional-esthetic-occlusion (e.g., molar uprighting, diastema closure). Appliance design, placement, management of active appliances and retention considerations are addressed for different procedures.

PEDOR - 889 Cephalometric Analysis
This course will provide an overview of the importance of cephalometric radiography as a diagnostic tool, in the evaluation of growth of the craniofacial complex and in treatment effects of orthodontic procedures. Several cephalometric analyses will be discussed in detail from a historical perspective. The student will have an opportunity to do various analyses with an emphasis on the interpretation of the findings.