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183  Fundamentals of Clear Aligner Orthodontic Treatment  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): K. Aamodt, G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Students enrolled in the D3, D4, IDP3, and IDP4 programs       Activities: Lecture

This course introduces the fundamentals of orthodontic clear aligner treatment to the predoctoral dental student. Clear aligner software, will be presented and it's applications to treatment planning and various non complex orthodontic malocclusions. The types of cases that can and can not be treated with clear aligners will be described.

184  Clinical Management of Clear Aligner Treatment  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Aamodt       Prerequisite(s): The student has to have passed ORTHODONT 183

Restrictions: Students enrolled and in good standing D3, D4, IDP3 and IDP4       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This clinical course provides experience in treating orthodontic patients, who have a dental malocclusion, with the Invisalign appliance.

186.10  Advanced Orthodontics I  (1 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): K. Aamodt       Prerequisite(s): None This course can be taken separately from OT 186.2, 186.3, and 186.4

Restrictions: Dental 3 or Dental 4 standing, or International Dental Student       Activities: Lecture

OT 186.1 is an advanced elective course in orthodontics introducing the principles of diagnosis and treatment planning for the orthodontic patient. Dental and skeletal malocclusions, including class I, class II, and class III, and correction of these conditions will be achieved. Cephalometric analysis will be reviewed with emphasis on diagnosis of skeletal abnormalities. Current and classical literature will be reviewed and evaluation of selected patient cases will be done.

186.20  Advanced Orthodontics II  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): K. Aamodt       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Dental 3, Dental 4 or International Dental Student       Activities: Lecture

OT 186.2 is an advanced elective course in orthodontics introducing the principles of class III diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, diagnosis and treatment of other malocclusions, including open bites, deep bites, crossbites, and asymmetries will be achieved. Current and classical literature will be reviewed and evaluation of selected patient cases will be done. This course can be taken separately from OT 186.1, OT 186.3, and OT 186.4.

186.30  Advanced Orthodontics III  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): K. Aamodt       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Dental 3, Dental 4, or International Dental Student       Activities: Lecture

OT 186.3 is an advanced elective course in orthodontics introducing the principles of early orthodontic treatment, tooth extractions to achieve orthodontic goals, differences in orthodontic brackets, clear aligners, and temporary anchorage devices (TADs). Current and classical literature will be reviewed and evaluation of selected patient cases will be done. This course can be taken separately from OT 186.1, OT 186.2, and OT 186.4.

186.40  Advanced Orthodontic IV  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): K. Aamodt       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Dental 3, Dental 4, or International Dental Student       Activities: Lecture

OT 186.4 is an advanced elective course in orthodontics introducing the principles of dental and skeletal anchorage, dental and facial esthetics, and serial extraction in the mixed dentition. Additionally, students will be given preparatory material for applying to orthodontic residency programs. Current and classical literature will be reviewed and evaluation of selected patient cases will be done. This course can be taken separately from OT 186.1, OT 186.2, and OT 186.3.

189  Adv Orthodontics in Gen Practice  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Aamodt       Prerequisite(s): Second, third and fourth year standing in the dental school or a student in the international dental student program.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Second, third, and fourth-year dental students as well as international dental students will work closely with second- and third-year orthodontic residents in the clinical management of patients requiring comprehensive orthodontic treatment delivered by the orthodontic specialist.

411  Clin Ortho for Ped Dentists  (2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Chen       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in postdoctoral pediatric dentistry program or consent of instructor.

Activities: Seminar, Clinical Clerkship

Seminar focuses on evaluation and treatment of clinical orthodontic problems as experienced in pediatric dental practice. Postdoctoral students will diagnose and treat orthodontic problems. Emphasis is on the relationship between the pediatric dentist and the specialist in orthodontics.

417.50  Clinical Uses of Dolphin Imaging  (1 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): S. Oberoi       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in postgraduate orthodontic program

Restrictions: Enrolled in postgraduate orthodontic program       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This course introduces how to use the Dolphin software in orthodontic diagnosis to develop orthodontic patient records including facial photographs, x-rays, cephalometric x-rays, panoramic x-rays, and cone beam CT scans. Using Dolphin software to do cephalometric analysis will also be introduced.

426  Orthodontics and Periodontics Treatment Planning  (0.5 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: Postgraduate Orthodontic Students and Periodontic Residents       Activities: Lecture

This course provides orthodontic and periodontic students the opportunity to do case presentations, discuss and evaluate comprehensive and difficult combination orthodontic/periodontic cases. Case presentations will be supplemented by didactic presentations by faculty. Dental implants, TADS and the effects of periodontal disease will be examined and discussed.

440  Orientation to Clinical Orthodontics  (1 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in orthodontic postgraduate course

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This course introduces basic concepts in orthodontics beginning with skeletal and dental classifications of malocclusions, and then use of cephalometric, dental cast models, and facial pictures to evaluate the symmetry and proportions of the face.

441  Introduction to Orthodontic Techniques  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Summer

Instructor(s): S. West       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in postgraduate professional program in School of Dentistry.

Activities: Lecture

The theory of removable orthodontic appliances, primarily of the Hawley type, will be taught and demonstrated. The design of various appliances and the fabrication of a typical retainer will be demonstrated.

442  Introduction to Diagnosis and Treatment Planning  (1 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Enrollment in the postgraduate orthodontic program       Activities: Lecture

This course introduces how to develop the problem list, treatment goals, and how to create a treatment plan to accomplish the treatment goals. Diagnostic and treatment planning criteria will be taught that demonstrate the specific steps in developing an efficient treatment plan.

443  Review of Classic Texts in Orthodontics: Proffit/Graber  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Wheeler, M. Bajestan       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in 1st year post graduate orthodontic program or consent of the instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

Review of Proffit and Graber Textbooks provides the basis of knowledge for 1st year post graduate orthodontic students .The students work in a group discussion format facilitated by the orthodontic faculty. Topics to be covered include growth and development, orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment techniques, and history of orthodontics.

444  Cephalometrics and Imaging  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): S. Oberoi       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the orthodontic postgraduate program

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This course is designed to help students evaluate the clinical usefulness and limitation of craniofacial imaging. Lateral cephalograms, panoramic radiographs and cone beam 3D (CBCT) imaging area are discussed, contrasted and compared. Clinical conditions such as asymmetries, TMD, and others are evaluated from a radiographic perspective.

445  Facial Growth & Development and Cephalometrics  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Kapila       Prerequisite(s): In postgraduate orthodontic program

Restrictions: Enrolled in the postgraduate orthodontic or pediatric dentistry programs       Activities: Lecture

This course will focus on craniofacial development as defined by cephalometric analysis of lateral and frontal headflims emphasizing how growth occurs

446  Biology of Tooth Development  (1.5 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): A. Jheon       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in 1st year of postdoctoral orthodontic or pediatric dentistry program or consent of instructor

Activities: Seminar

The course will review in detail the principles associated with factors that modify bone and effect craniofacial growth at the cellular level.

447  Orthodontic Biomechanics and Biomaterials  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): G. Nelson, S. Kapila       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in orthodontic postgraduate program

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

This course describes the basic physical properties of orthodontic wires. The process of selecting these wires is described using their unique characteristics as decision points. Using the concept of slot play and the characteristics of static beam theory, the process of selecting specific custom torque prescriptions for each tooth is described and utilized in the course. Force systems utilizing the center of resistance of teeth will be taught and described.

448  Orthodontic Journal Club and Literature Review  (1 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): S. Oberoi       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Student has to be enrolled into the postgraduate orthodontic program       Activities: Lecture

Students will review pertinent literature related to orthodontics and related fields emphasizing papers important to developing the modern concepts of orthodontic treatment.

449  Advanced Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in the postgraduate orthodontic program       Activities: Lecture

This course focuses on the how to diagnose and treatment plan complex and difficult orthodontic cases. Advanced diagnostic and treatment planning techniques will be demonstrated in detail. Case presentations by faculty and students will be used to demonstrate the techniques. Multiple treatment options for the same case will be discussed.

450  Treatment in Progress Seminar  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of postdoctoral orthodontic program or consent of instructor

Activities: Seminar

Postgraduate students will present individual cases that are in ongoing treatment for analysis of the diagnosis, treatment planning, and evaluation of growth and developmental changes. The purpose is to develop a critical analytical approach to treatment.

452  Principles of Orthodontic Finishing  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in postgraduate orthodontics

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

The course demonstrates the clinical principals of finishing orthodontic cases to an excellent occlusion and functional result. The course will focus on quality finishing of edgewise orthodontic cases, is a process that begins with placement of the braces, therefore “Begin With End In Mind”, and runs through placement of the retention devices.

453  Invisalign Treatment Protocols  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in postgraduate orthodontics

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

The course will concentrate on how one particular treatment approach, Invisalign, is used and evaluate some of the parameters of the type of patients that can be successfully treated

454  Emerging Orthodontic Products and Technologies  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Aamodt, S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in the postgraduate orthodontic program       Activities: Lecture

This course is designed to introduce the student to new orthodontic products and emerging technologies that will be important in staying on the cutting edge in the orthodontic profession. Various techniques to evaluate the usefulness and effectiveness of new products will also be discussed.

455  Orthodontic Practice Management and Transitions  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Enrolled in 3rd year of postdoctoral orthodontic program.       Activities: Lecture

This course intended to prepare the student to deal with the realities of managing an orthodontic practice. Thirty-six topics are discussed by the students and faculty. Several guest lecturers represent the different areas of practice administration. Multiple office visits are utilized to demonstrate actual practice situations in operation.

456  Mixed Dentition Diagnosis and Treatment Planning  (1 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Have to be enrolled in postgraduate orthodontic program       Activities: Lecture

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment planning of basic to difficult comprehensive mixed dentition or early orthodontic treatment cases. Fixed and removable orthodontic appliances will be taught and demonstrated. Lectures will be combined with case presentations by faculty and residents.

457  Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery  (1.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Bajestan

Activities: Seminar

Orthodontic students and oral surgery residents learn to outline and evaluate alternative treatment possibilities for patients with facial and occlusal deformities that may require combined therapy. Review and presentation of the literature and of the records of previously treated patients is included.

458  Orthodontics and Prosthodontics  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Sharma       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in postgraduate program in School of Dentisty.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

In this course, residents present patient cases that involve 2 or more dental specialties. All residents participate in discussing cases and developing step-wise interdisciplinary treatment plans.

459  Orthodontic and Periodontic Treatment  (1 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in postgraduate orthodontics

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

The interaction of orthodontics and periodontics will be discussed describing fundamental periodontic issues related to orthodontics and how the field of periodontics can interact with orthodontics

460  TMD and Orofacial Pain for Orthodontists  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): C. McNeill       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the postgraduate orthodontic program

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture

This course provides introduction to the types and etiology of temporomandibular disorders as well as how to screen and evaluate orthodontic patients for TMD.

461  Orthodontic Research 1  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Jheon       Prerequisite(s): Post graduate orthodontic first year student

Restrictions: Registered in the post graduate orthodontic program       Activities: Lecture

An introduction to the logic and methodology of clinical craniofacial research is presented and discussed with illustrations from the literature and from current research activities within the Orthodontic Division.

462  Orthodontic Clinics  (10 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the first, second or third year postdoctoral Orthodontic Program

Restrictions: None       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Clinical Clerkship

Diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of clinical postdoctoral orthodontic problems as experienced in modern orthodontic practice. Students will treat patients with a broad spectrum of orthodontic problems. Students will work with other specialists in the management of orthodontic problems.

463  American Board Orthodontics Written Exam Literature Review  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): N. Hoang       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year of postgraduate orthodontic program or consent of instuctor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Seminar

This course provides a comprehensive review of the literature in preparation for the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) Part II examination. Students study the literature, participate in class discussions, and take ABO-style examinations at the end of each session.

464  American Borad of Orthodontics PH III Clinical Exam Review  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): M. Bajestan, C. Wheeler       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program       Activities: Lecture

This course will be a comprehensive discussion of and teach the steps in completing the Phase III clinical exam for the American Board of Orthodontics certification. The course will include how to score the initial discrepancy index, how to score the final cast and radiographic evaluation, techniques for completing the case report, and how to prepare for the oral portion of the board exam, or BCOE.