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Orthodontics (2013)

B. Orthodontic specialist skills and attitudes in specialty training

Orthodontic specialist skills and attitudes in specialty training

Content of Learning

Aims of Training

The trainee should acquire the appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skills of a Specialist Orthodontist. Trainees should possess a sense of professionalism, interest and enquiry. These characteristics should encourage the specialist to maintain competency throughout their career by the continuous pursuit of Continuing Professional Development.

Objectives of the 3 year programme

On completion of training the graduate will demonstrate the following aptitudes:

Generic Specialist Skills

  • A professional and ethical approach to patient care.
  • A professional attitude to all members of the dental team.
  • A scientific attitude, an inquiring mind and the stimulation of professional curiosity.
  • A thorough understanding of scientific methodology.
  • An ability to interpret the relevant literature.
  • An awareness of current legislation and working practices relating to the practice of dentistry.
  • An ability to develop themselves by both reflective practice and self evaluation.
  • An ability to teach (this includes all members of the dental team).
  • An ability to promote and apply dental health education.

Orthodontic Specific Specialist Skills

  • Diagnose anomalies of the dentition.
  • Detect deviations in the development of the dentition, of facial growth and the possession of functional abnormalities.
  • Evaluate the need for orthodontic treatment.
  • Formulate a treatment plan and predict its course.
  • Carry out interceptive orthodontic measures.
  • Execute simple and complex treatment procedures.
  • Evaluate orthodontic progress and treatment outcomes.
  • Possess an overview of the multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of dentally and medically compromised patients.
  • Be able to acquire and interpret research information and data.
  • Be able to prepare oral and written clinical and research findings.

Section B - Orthodontic Specialist Specific Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes

Module 10 - Normal and Abnormal Development of the Dentition
Module 11 - Temporomandibular Dysfunction and Orthodontics
Module 12 - Tooth Movement and Facial Orthopaedics
Module 13 - Orthodontic Materials and Biomechanics
Module 14 - Aetiology of Malocclusion
Module 15 - Airway, Craniofacial Development and Malocclusion
Module 16 - Diagnostic Procedures
Module 17 - Treatment Planning
Module 18 - Growth, Treatment Analysis and Cephalometry
Module 19 - Long-term Effects of Orthodontic Treatment
Module 20 - The Iatrogenic Effects of Orthodontic Treatment
Module 21 - Epidemiology in Orthodontics
Module 22 - Orthodontic Literature and Research
Module 23 - Removable Appliances
Module 24 - Functional Appliances
Module 25 - Extra-Oral Appliances
Module 26 - Fixed Appliances
Module 27 - Retention Appliances
Module 28 - Guiding the Development of the Occlusion
Module 29 - Adult Orthodontics
Module 30 - Orthodontics and Minor Oral Surgery
Module 31 - Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Module 32 - Overview of Multidisciplinary Management of Facial Disharmony
Module 33 - Management
Module 34 - Teaching and communication