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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.

400  Orthognathic Surgery Conference  (1.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Frank

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.

402  Treatment 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.

402.10  Graduate Case Presentation Seminar  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in postdoctoral orthodontic residency program or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

Six completed cases are analyzed and then presented by 3rd year orthodontic residents to the faculty as well as 1st and 2nd year orthodontic residents. Presentations include clinical outcomes assessment evaluating appropriateness of initial diagnosis, growth prediction and treatment plan. Alternative treatment plans and biomechanical therapy are part of the active discussions among residents and faculty.

403  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.

404  Orthodontic Treatment and Diagnosis 3  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): I. Nielsen       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year of postdoctoral orthodontics or pediatric dentistry program or consent of instructor

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This course will present more advanced orthodontic appliances and their application in developing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans for orthodontic patients. Faculty case presentations and computer simulations will be used to enhance the learning experience.

404.20  Orthodontics: Interdisciplinary Treatment  (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.

404.30  Periodontics and Orthodontics  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

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

405  Orthodontic/Pedodontic Mixed Dentition Treatment Planning  (1 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to postgraduate orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.

Restrictions: Orthodontic and Pedodontic students enrolled in the postgraduate programs       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of mixed dentition or early orthodontic treatment to orthodontic and pedodontic post graduate students. Fixed and removable orthodontic appliances will be taught and demonstrated. Lectures will be combined with case presentations by faculty and residents.

406.10  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

407  Craniofacial Imaging and Orthodontics  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): S. Frank, D. Hatcher       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.

407.10  TMD and Orofacial Pain for Orthodontists  (1 units)   Summer

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.

408  American Board of Orthodontics PH II Written Exam Review  (0.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Solem       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.

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

Instructor(s): S. Frank, 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.

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

Instructor(s): S. Frank       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.

409.10  Principles of Orthodontic Finishing  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): S. Frank       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.

410  Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: Case Preparation  (1 units)   Summer

Instructor(s): S. Frank       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.

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.

412  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.

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

Instructor(s): R. Solem       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.

414  Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 2  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. West       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in 1st year of postdoctoral orthodontic residency or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

In this course, first-year residents present cases they are starting. Different treatment options are proposed by the residents and the pros and cons of each are discussed. The instructor shows a similar case from private practice along with results. Treatment rendered is discussed along with outcome.

414.10  Introduction to Orthodontic Appliances-Fixed/Functional  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

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

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

Course is designed to familiarize the postdoctoral student with orthodontic appliances and their fabrication and adjustment.

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

Instructor(s): R. Solem       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

415  Introduction to Clinical Orthodontics  (5.5 units)   Summer

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

Restrictions: Enrolled in 1st year of postdoctoral orthodontic program       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Laboratory, Clinical Clerkship

This course prepares the postdoctoral orthodontic students to start clinical orthodontic treatment of patients. Introductory lectures, seminars, clinical demonstrations, and a typodont experience will provide the information necessary for orthodontic students to the start diagnosis and treatment planning, choose appropriate appliance systems, and to learn proficiency in placing orthodontic braces on their clinical patients.

415.10  Introduction to Orthodontic Diagnosis in Orientation  (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.

416  Beginning Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 1  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in 1st year of postgraduate orthodontic program

Restrictions: 1st year of postgraduate orthodontic students       Activities: Lecture

Classification, etiology, and diagnosis of malocclusion. The various diagnostic modalities used in patient evaluation and treatment planning will be presented. Faculty and students will do case presentations to enhance the learning experience.

417.20  Orthodontic Removable Appliances  (1 units)   Fall, 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.

417.30  Basics of Cephalometric Analysis  (0.5 units)   Fall, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in 1st year postdoctoral orthodontic program or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Seminar, Laboratory

This course introduces residents to the use of computerized digital cephalometric programs in the diagnosis and treatment planning of patients. Special emphasis is placed on treatment predictions to help determine treatment plan choice.

417.40  Principles of CBCT Imaging  (1 units)   Summer

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

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This course will focus on cone beam CT imaging and its applications in imaging impacted teeth, size of the airway, malocclusions, and temporomandibular joint disorders.

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.

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

Instructor(s): S. Frank, C. Wheeler       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.

419  Clinical Orthodontics I  (8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in 1st year of postdoctoral orthodontic program.

Activities: Seminar, 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.

421  Clinical Orthodontic Biomechanics and Biomaterials  (1 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): G. Nelson       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.

422.10  Orthodontic Research 2  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Solem       Prerequisite(s): Orthodontic Research 1

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

This course will focus on the research progress of second year post graduate orthodontic students. The students research design, data and statistical analysis will be examined and feedback will be provided.

424  Periodontics and Orthodontics Interactions  (1 units)   Fall

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

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

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

425  Emerging Orthodontic Products and Technologies  (1 units)   Spring

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.

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.

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

Instructor(s): S. Frank       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.

428.10  Functional Occlusion and Cast Articulation  (1 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): P. Kasrovi, S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): None

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

This course provides basic and advanced information on orthodontic functional occlusion and diagnostic cast articulation. It prepares the student to evaluate temporomandibular joints, diagnose temporomandibular disorders, fabricate treatment splints, and provide minor occlusal adjustments for patients as needed during treatment. The course will also teach the student how to mount and articulate diagnostic casts on a semi-adjustable articulator.

429  Clinical Orthodontics II  (8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the 2nd year of postdoctoral orthodontic program.

Activities: Seminar, Clinical Clerkship

Students will gain familiarity with the diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of more advanced clinical postdoctoral orthodontic problems experienced in orthodontic practice. Students will treat patients with a broad spectrum of orthodontic problems. Students will work with other specialists in the management of complex orthodontic problems.

430  Orthodontic Practice Transistions  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in third year of postdoctoral orthodontic dentistry program or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Seminar

This course brings guest speakers to the residents to acquaint them with the business of orthodontics. The resident will learn the key protocols to transfer from the residency practice into private practice, as an owner or associate. Topics include management of human resources, insurance coverage, budgeting, scheduling, and facilities management.

431  Orthodontic Mentor Program  (1 units)   Spring

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

Restrictions: None      

The purpose of the Orthodontic Mentor Program is to help the orthodontic residents gain a better perspective of their upcoming professional and personal life as an orthodontist in the community. The orthodontist mentor is a faculty member in private practice and provides an example of how a functioning private practice operates. The experience is an opportunity to discuss the many decisions involved in establishing and maintaining a viable practice.

432  Orthodontic Research 3  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Solem       Prerequisite(s): Orthodontic Research 2

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

This course will focus on the research progress of third year post graduate orthodontic students. The students research design, data and statistical analysis will be examined and refined in preparation of writing their master thesis.

434  Orthodontic Treatment and Diagnosis 4  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Summer

Instructor(s): I. Nielsen       Prerequisite(s): None

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

The course focuses on integrating complex diagnosis and treatment plans with alternative methods of treatment to demonstrate treatment approaches not often utilized, but could be effective. Computer simulations, cephalometrics, and occlusalgrams will be all utilized to develop the diagnosis and treatment plans.

436  Orthodontic Practice Management  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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.

439  Clinical Orthodontics III  (8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Frank       Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in 3rd year of postdoctoral orthodontic program.

Activities: Seminar, Clinical Clerkship

Diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of advanced clinical postdoctoral orthodontic problems experienced in orthodontic practice. Students will work with other specialists in the management of complex orthodontic problems and the instruction of first-year orthodontic students.