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PGA in Aesthetic Orthodontics – Diagnosis (1)

Dr Raj Jabbal
17th September 2016 9am - 5pm

Day 1 Diagnosis
1) Occlusion, Anchorage, growth
2) Biology of PDL, Bone biology
3) Examination & Photography
4) Diagnostics Part 1
5) Diagnostics Part 2
6) Radiography

Aims – Prepare the clinician to be able to diagnose the orthodontic patient
and prepare a precise problem list, note the risks, and attain consistent
photographic evidence.
Objectives – Understand the basics of growth and development; review
the anatomy of the oral cavity. Understand the fundamentals of
Anchorage. Understand the basic examination of the orthodontic patient
and a review of radiography in orthodontics.

Postgraduate Award in Aesthetic Orthodontics
Due to digital dentistry more general dental practioners are providing orthodontic treatment to their patients, both young and old, with demand being driven by new invisible tooth alignment modalities. Dentists keen to participate in this growing area should be aware of their own limitations, have the skills to identify suitable patients and have the ability to provide adjunctive simple orthodontic fixed appliances when indicated. Instruction follows the General Dental Council’s training standards which require dentists to be appropriately trained and competent.

Opportunity for further professional development
Unlike web-based courses, an important feature of the postgraduate award in orthodontics is that it offers access to supervised clinical training and is a foundation programme for the MClinDent in Orthodontics thus offering the opportunity to further expand and develop your clinical skills. The objective of the postgraduate award is to provide dentists with the essential knowledge and clinical skills for the delivery of competent, high-quality orthodontic care and also receive credit for their training.
Why should I enrol on the postgraduate award?
1. To develop your orthodontic practice and acquire valuable transferable treatment planning skills.
2. To enhance your CV – particularly important if you wish to follow a career in academia.
3. The postgraduate award in aesthetic orthodontics is awarded by The City of London Dental School which is a Licensed Higher Education institution
Course Features
The postgraduate award in orthodontics is for general dentists considering or already providing orthodontic treatment. This year course blends theory with clinical participation and comprises of ten teaching days, each of which is based on a specific theme underpinning orthodontic practice. Attendance is required only one Friday of each month over the year. The postgraduate award course delivers sound teaching in the theory and predictable practice of orthodontics in the general practice environment. It aims to produce knowledgeable general practitioners and comprises lectures, demonstrations, facilitating seminars and problem solving clinical sessions. Through lectures, group work, discussions and hands-on typodont training participants are introduced to the concept of fixed appliance therapy and given a clinical overview of orthodontic techniques in the school’s teaching clinics.
Upon completion of the course you will be able to:
1. Promote and appropriately advise prospective orthodontic patients.
2. Confidently treat and identify cases suitable for non-specialist orthodontic practice.
3. Understand the fundamental principles, theory and safe practice of orthodontics.
4. Confidently diagnose, treatment plan and appropriately refer specialist cases.
CPD Certificate
In addition to the postgraduate award granted on completion of the year course you will also receive a CPD certificate for six hours for every day attended.


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