cod. 1002844

Academic year 2017/18
5° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Malattie odontostomatologiche (MED/28)
Discipline odontoiatriche e radiologiche
Type of training activity
49 hours
of face-to-face activities
7 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: ORTHODONTICS

Learning objectives

The course aims to deepen the knowledge and understanding of various types of malocclusion and to be able to make a diagnosis correctly interpreting data from different diagnostic tools (cephalometric tracings and axiografici, study models and photographs of the patient) in addition to the knowledge and understanding of the various therapeutic possibilities in order to develop critical skills on the topics covered, and therefore use the knowledge and ability to apply the diagnostic and therapeutic methods in orthodontic practice specific professional activities of dental practitioners


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Course unit content

To know and understand the etilogia of malocclusion in relation to genetic and epigenetic component. Helping students to formulate a diagnosis of malocclusion, identify the objectives of orthodontic treatment and formulate a treatment plan accustom students to evaluate the action of Neuro System -Muscle of the skull in various types of malocclusion and orthodontic recognize the special pathology correlating with therapeutic solutions in cases of tooth agenesis, supernumerary teeth and impacted teeth. Know and understand the principles of biomechanics that govern the operation of fixed and removable orthodontic appliances. Know and understand the purpose of interceptive orthodontics, orthodontics and adult orthodontics in the patient associated with maxillofacial surgery in particular in patients with cleft lip and cleft palate outcomes. Knowing how to motivate the patient to the collaboration at various stages of treatment including orthodontic retainer

Full programme

Special pathology and orthodontic dentistry: dental agenesis, supernumerary teeth, dental trauma, impacted teeth. Medical records. Orthodontic diagnosis. Goals of treatment. Treatment plan. Orthopedic braces and therapeutic means. Principles of biomechanics. Fixed and removable orthodontic appliances: bands and direct attacks, orthodontic wires, traction intra-and extra-oral (face-bow, elastic and intra interarch), accessories (rapid palatal expander, palatal bar, quad helix, lip-bumper). Interceptive orthodontics. Orthodontics in adults. Orthodontics and surgery gnatica garden. Orthodontic treatment of cleft lip and cleft palate. Orthodontic retainer.


D.Caprioglio, C.Lanteri, A.Levrini, A.Caprioglio - Ortodonzia Intercettiva- Edizioni Martina, Bologna, 2000.
C.Lanteri - Ortognatodonzia-Edizioni Masson, Milano, 2002.
M.Gandolfini - L'espansore rapido palatino ed il quad-helix - Edizioni Martina, Bologna, 1996.

Teaching methods

Lectures supplemented by discussion of topics in order to train students in critical skills on the topics and to provide them with knowledge of the stomatognathic apparatus useful in diagnosing dental occlusion and the maxillo-facial anomalies and thus have an important aid to solve the specific problems of professional dentists.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam, in order to ensure the quality and level of knowledge and understanding of the course content and the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to professional practice. The trial will also evaluate the quality of student participation in class.

Other information

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