Orthodontics (ORTH)

ORTH 5010 - Fundamentals of Orthodontics

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Team-taught by the orthodontic faculty during the first summer and fall terms of the graduate program. Course is based upon a respected, comprehensive, graduate text in the specialty. Applied science and techniques of diagnosis, treatment-planning, active therapy, and retention are overviewed. (Offered every year.)

ORTH 5030 - Facial Development

Credit(s): 2 Credits

An overview of current thought in the field of craniofacial biology. The graduate student is exposed to the changes that take place in the face from embryo to adult. Hypothetical control mechanisms, clinical application of facial growth principles, and the experimental evidence are explored in a critical review of relevant literature. Offered every year.

ORTH 5100 - Biomechanics

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Concepts of orthodontic displacement and force. Kinematics and biomechanics of tooth movement. Deformable-body mechanics, materials science, mechanical analyses, and selection of othodontic-appliance components. Instantaneous and dynamic analyses aof example appliances and clinical mechanics. Offered every year.

ORTH 5250 - Clinical Cephalometrics

Credit(s): 2 Credits

INtroduction to the use of cephalometric radiographs in clinical orthodontics. Overview of cephalometric analyses of historic importance. Lectures and demonstrations with a laboratory component that includes cephalometric tracing technique, visualization of treatment objectives for orthodontic and surgical orthodontic cases, analysis of growth pattern, and treatment results. Offered every year.

ORTH 5310 - Oral Biology

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Attention is focused on the relationship between the observed clinical events in tooth movement and the nature of the associated physiological events. Emphasis is placed on those responses that may occur on the tissue, cell and macromolecular levels of organization. In particular, the physiology of mineralized connective tissue and the process of tooth eruption are used as models to explore the biology of orthodontic tooth movement. Offered every year.

ORTH 5350 - Surgical Orthodontics

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Acquaints the graduate student with those surgical procedures that directly relate to orthodontic treatment plans. The lecture series encompasses a review of diagnostic procedures, surgical techniques for the treatment of maxillary and/or mandibular skeletal excess and deficiency as well as laterognathism, Class II malocclusion and adjunctive techniques of genioplasty for correction of microgenia and macrogenia. In addition to surgical consideration of jaw deformities, time is allocated for miscellaneous pathological conditions. Offered every year.

ORTH 5370 - Orthodontic Problems Related to Cleft Palate Patient

Credit(s): 1 Credit

A study of the various aspects of the congenital cleft-lip-and-palate condition with a consideration of the several professional areas concerned with the total habilitation of the cleft-tip-and-palate patient. Coursework includes diagnosis and treatment of patients at the Cardinal Glennon Hospital Cleft Palate Center. Offered every year.

ORTH 5390 - Speech Disorders Related to the Oral Mechanism

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Basic anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism. Introduction to phonetics and speech sound production. Survey of communication disorders; significance of the disorder for the orthodontist, and orthodontic treatment plan. Offered every fall semester.

ORTH 5400 - History of Orthodontics

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Evaluating concepts in pre-specialization disciplinary organization, ethical considerations, and humanist aspects of the profession. Offered every year.

ORTH 5490 - Diag Procedures in Orthodontic

Credit(s): 1 Credit

An introduction to diagnostic procedures including the taking of the prospective patients medical and dental history, conducting the clinical examination , and an evaluation of dental and oral function. the analysis of orthodontic study-casts. (Offered every year)

ORTH 5500 - Diagnosis and Treatment Plan I

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Evaluation and treatment planning of various types of malocclusion. Offered every year.

ORTH 5510 - Diagnosis + Treatment Plan II

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Continuation of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning I. Offered every year.

ORTH 5530 - Clinical Diagnosis I

Credit(s): 1 Credit

The clinical application of the various diagnostic procedures and philosophies of orthodontic diagnosis and a presentation of practical procedures to help in the management of unusual problems that can arise during the course of treatment. Offered every year.

ORTH 5540 - Clinical Diagnosis II

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Continuation of Clinical Diagnosis I. Offered every year.

ORTH 5550 - Orthodontic Analysis & Treatment Modalities

Credit(s): 1 Credit

An in-depth presentation of specific and complex problems that can and do arise in orthodontic practice. Recognition, precautions, and various treatment modalities for each problem are discussed. Advances in orthodontic technology will be presented utilizing diagrams, photographs, clinical aids, and actual demonstrations to further enhance knowledge in dealing with difficult situations. Offered every year.

ORTH 5560 - Clinical Case Conferences

Credit(s): 0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

IN a seminar format, each class-meeting features the presentation by one of the students of the work-up and diagnosis of an active orthodontic patient. The other students and faculty propose and critically evaluate possible treat-plans and modalities. The presenting student then reviews the actual treatment-plan being followed and the progress in therapy to date. (Offered every year.)

ORTH 5580 - Clinical Specialty Seminars

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

INdividual clinical faculty members present their personal philosophies of diagnosis, treatment -planning, active therapy, and retention. These sessions serve also to introduce the students to a diversity of techniques and appliances and therapy for unusual and exceptional categories of patients and cases perhaps not routinely seen in the mainstream of orthodontic care. (Offered every year.)

ORTH 5590 - Orthodontic Aspects of Sleep Breathing Disorders

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Sleep problems, including sleep breathing disorders, and sleep bruxism are common. Good sleep is necessary for optimal health. Sleep deprivation can cause decreased work or school performance, memory and cognitive impairment, stress relationships, poor quality of life, occupational injury and automobile injury. In the long term, the clinical consequences of untreated sleep disorders are high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, obesity, psychiatric problems, attention deficit disorder, and mental impairment. Orthodontists can play a major role in both the recognition and treatment of sleep disorders. Many of the clinical findings may be recognizable by orthodontists. This course provides students with an understanding of the pathophysiology of sleep disorders and the current diagnostic and treatment options. For CADE Graduate Orthodontic Students Only.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the OD11 or OD42 programs.

ORTH 5600 - Intro to Clinical Orthodontics

Credit(s): 1 Credit

A didactic and laboratory introduction to basic clinical principles and techniques. Initially, instruction covers the policies and procedures of the orthodontic clinic and later, the development of a patient diagnostic data base including study casts, photographs, cephalograms, and clinical evaluation of the patient. Offered every year.

ORTH 5610 - Intro to Clin. Orthodontics II

Credit(s): 1 Credit

A continuation of Orth560. A concentrated, didactic course that addresses in some depth the procedures of diagnosis, treatment-planning, and application of clinical therapy toward the solutions of orthodontic problems in patients of various ages and dental development. (Offered every year.)

ORTH 5620 - Prin of Ortho Techniques I

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Course includes typodont setup in normal occlusion before banding; philosophy of treatment; and a coordination of lectures and seminars with laboratory demonstration on archwire fabrication and reasons for each bend. Offered every year.

ORTH 5630 - Prin of Ortho Techniques II

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Course includes treatment of Class II, Division 1 non-extraction case and treatment of Class I bimaxillary-protrusion case, requiring removal of permanent teeth. Offered every year.

ORTH 5650 - Ortho Trmt with Clear Aligners

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

Series of lectures covering the didactic and practical knowledge of clean aligner treatment with the Invisalign System using 3D diagnostic tools and techniques. Limited to Graduate Orthodontic Students only. Offered in fall.

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Orthodontics.

ORTH 5660 - Contemporary Orthodontics I

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course will provide an up-to-date overview of orthodontics with discussions detailing information on diagnosis, treatment planning concepts, related problems or controversies, and current treatment procedures; including comprehensive looks at 3-D imaging, temporary skeletal anchorage devices, and accelerated orthodontic tooth movement. The following topics will be covered in this course: the development of orthodontic problems, the problem-oriented orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, the biologic basis of orthodontic therapy, mechanical principles in orthodontics, and contemporary orthodontic appliances. Offered to CADE Graduate Orthodontic Residents only.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Center for Advanced Dental Ed college.

ORTH 5670 - Contemporary Orthodontics II

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course provides evidence-based coverage of orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning strategies, and treatment protocols, including esthetics, function, and biomechanics. The following topics will be covered: Moderate non-skeletal problems in children, complex non-skeletal problems in children, treatment of skeletal problems in children and pre-adolescents, comprehensive orthodontic treatment strategies, and combined surgical and orthodontic treatment. Pre-requisite: ORTH 5660. Offered to CADE Graduate Orthodontic Residents only.

Prerequisite(s): ORTH 5660

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Center for Advanced Dental Ed college.

ORTH 5700 - Clinical Procedures

Credit(s): 1 Credit

INtroduction of the first-year students to the policies, personall, and protocol of the orthodontic clinical and the ancillary facilities that complement the clinic. (Offered every year.)

ORTH 5710 - Clinical Orthodontics I

Credit(s): 0 or 2 Credits

Supervised patient treatment in the Orthodontic Clinic. Offered the first fall semester and every academic term thereafter.

ORTH 5720 - Clinical Orthodontics II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ORTH 5730 - Clinical Orthodontics III

Credit(s): 1 Credit

ORTH 5740 - Clinical Orthodontics IV

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ORTH 5750 - Clinical Orthodontics V

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ORTH 5760 - Clinical Orthodontics VI

Credit(s): 1 Credit

ORTH 5770 - Clinical Orthodontics VII

Credit(s): 3 Credits

ORTH 5780 - Clinical Orthodontics VIII

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

ORTH 5800 - Child & Adolescent Psychology

Credit(s): 1 Credit

The personal-social development of the adolescent from the perspective of life-span psychology is presented and discussed in the context of orthodontics, which includes the psycho-social impact of malocclusion, patient-parent-doctor motivations, communication and interpersonal relationships, patient cooperation and behavior modifications, and the psychology of the orthodontist. Offered every year.

ORTH 5840 - Mixed and Early Dentition Treatment

Credit(s): 0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A didactic course on the development of the occlusion, growth-related imbalances and interceptive treatment. Discussions include psychological handling of younger patients, pros and cons of early intervention, early decisions to preserve spaces and pertinent literature review.

ORTH 5850 - Adult Treatment

Credit(s): 0 or 2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ORTH 5890 - Review for the American Board of Orthodontics Examination

Credit(s): 0 Credits

The second year-students attend a series of seminars with various members of the faculty toward preparation for the phase-two, written examination administratered periodically by the American Board of Orthodontics. Passing the examination is a required step toward Board certification. (Offered every year.)

ORTH 5910 - Literature Review

Credit(s): 0-1 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A consideration of recent developments and current literature in the orthodontic field and in related fields.

ORTH 5940 - Orthodontic Internship

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

ORTH 5950 - Special Study for Exams

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ORTH 5970 - Research Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ORTH 5980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ORTH 5990 - Thesis Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)