Course Catalog » Orthodontics 447A

Subject: Orthodontics
Course Number: 447A
Course Title: Fundamentals of Biomechanics
Units: 1
School: Dentistry
Department: Orofacial Sciences

Course Description: 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. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series.
Prerequisites: Enrolled in orthodontic postgraduate program
Restrictions: None.
Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

Instructor of Record: S. Kapila
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Winter, Spring
Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
Graduate Division course: No
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
Repeat course for credit? No