Course 1

Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

A Comprehensive Two-Day Course for General Dental Practitioners.

Dates: TBC

Venue: TBC

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: NZ$1,800 or NZ$2,900 if booking with Typodont Course 1 (including GST)

Programme Highlights

Doctors will be shown how to take proper orthodontic records including study models, intra-oral photos and extra-oral photos.

The records will then be analysed to break down the diagnosis into 1 of 36 possible malocclusion types. 

A treatment plan will be formulated to divide the orthodontic problems into functional influences, orthopaedic concerns and orthodontic considerations. 

Doctors will be given a thorough overview of dentofacial growth and facial aesthetics. 

Programme Outline

  • Introduction to contemporary orthodontic treatment objectives
  • Difference between traditional and functional orthodontics
  • Skeletal classification system
  • Dental division
  • Vertical dimension of the face
  • Assessing facial growth
  • Myo-functional problems
  • Airway evaluation
  • Evaluation of the TMI
  • Introduction to cephalometrics
  • Benefits of early orthodontic intervention
  • Aetiology of malocclusions
  • Informed consent
  • Growth of the maxilla
  • Growth of the mandible
  • Arch development techniques
  • Preventing impacted canines
  • Treatment of tongue tie
  • Evaluation of the smile line
  • Introduction of computerised software to aid diagnosis and treatment planning

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For more information please contact our Course Coordinator:

Leeanne Boyle
P: +64 9 837 2598

This seminar has been developed to meet the definition of scientific CPD activities as outlined by the Dental Board of Australia and has been approved by the NZDA for CPD points in New Zealand