Normal and abnormal development in craniofacial region. Normal dental and occlusal development.
The pathogenesis of malocclusions and the most usual orthodontic treatment of them is brought up especially from the viewpoint of growth.
The retention of orthodontic treatment and growth.
Screening in orthodontics.
The course includes the pathogenesis of the most frequent syndromes and developmental aberrations in the orofacial area and the orthodontics in cleft children.
The developmental history in dental anthropology and genetics are dealed with as well as dental morphology in different species and human populations. In addition, dental features of some groups of individuals with developmental abnormalities are discussed.
Treatment protocols with the aid of documentation of treated patient cases; give a summary on research articles.
|Recommended or required reading
An Introduction to Orthodontics. 5th ed. Littlewood, Mitchell 2019 (chapters 19, 23, 24)
Pediatric dentistry. A clinical approach. 2 nd ed. by G. Koch, S. Poulsen, 2009 (chapters 14-15).
Various published research articles and lecture hand-outs.
A. Nanci: Ten Cate's Oral Histology. Development, Structure, and Function. 2008 (chapters 3,5,10).
Additional reading (latest edition):
H. Sariola: Solusta yksilöksi. Kehitysbiologia. Duodecim
Aula, Kääriäinen, Leisti: Perinnöllisyys-lääketiede. Duodecim
|Assessment methods and criteria
Passing of essay examination
Active memeber in group work
The course is incuded in the final examination of oral development and orthodontics
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.