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ABOUT DIPLOMA

Since the introduction of the Orthosociety community in 2011, we have held various education and training activities in the field of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics. In 2017, we got a great opportunity to create an exclusive collaborative program in Asia Pacific with The City of London Dental School for organizing continuing dental education programs. For this moment, the program is focused in the field of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics. The program called “Orthodontic Continuing Training Academy (OCTA) and  dentists around the world can take part in this program.

This program consists of 12 modules,  with the selection of learning time that comfort you. Please discuss with our local organizing partner for any possibilities. You don’t need to spend too much time to leave your busy clinic. Once you finished all the modules and some requirements (normally it will be done within 18-24 month), then you are eligible for the Diploma in Clinical Orthodontics (DipClinDent) certification. For those who had achieved the Diploma degree, then can continue to join the Master of Science (MSc) in Orthodontics certification program. The MSc program normally will take about 12 month for guided Thesis writing.

12 COMPREHENSIVE CONTINUING MODULES

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Introductory & Initial Module

Doctors will understand about orthodontics principles, able to do proper and ideal orthodontic records, starting case selections.

Sub Topics :

  1. Orthodontic Principles
  2. Orthodontic Case Records
  3. Case Examination and Analysis
  4. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  5. Case Selection
  6. Orthodontic Instrumentarium and Appliances
  7. Orthodontic Systems and Prescriptions
  8. Bracket Positioning
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Treatment Planning

Doctors will be able to do proper systemized treatment planning for effective and ideal treatment result.

Sub Topics :

  1. Conventional and Digital Cephalometric Analysis
  2. Dental and Orthodontic Photography
  3. Soft tissue Analysis and Facial Assesments
  4. Extraction and Non Extraction Decision
  5. Making Appliance Selection
  6. Determination of the right timing for Appliance and Treatment Selection
  7. Growth and Functional Assesments
  8. Dental and Skeletal Considerations
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Self Ligating Mechanics & Digital Orthodontics

Doctors will be introduced to various self ligating system (SLS) that available on the market. Not only related to certain bracket brands or companies, but it’s all about the mechanics and basic principles of SLS.

Sub Topics :

  1. Active, Passive, and Hybrid (Interactive) Self Ligating Systems Principles
  2. Bracket and Wire Design in SLS
  3. Expansion and Extractions in Self Ligating System
  4. Customized Bracket Torque, Angulation, and Programmed Wires
  5. Muscle and Functional Mechanic
  6. Introduction to Digital Customized Orthodontic Appliances
  7. Introductory to Clear Aligner Designing
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Biomechanic & Anchorage Management

Doctors will be able to manage dental anchorages and skeletal anchorages related to specific cases, possibilities, and alternatives.

Sub Topics :

  1. Biomechanic Principles in Orthodontics
  2. Anchorage Principles in Orthodontics
  3. Dental Anchorage VS Skeletal Anchorage
  4. Mini Screw Implant as Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD)
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Class III Correction

Doctors will be able to analyze and differentiate the types of Class III malocclusions, treatment options, and consideration between extraction, non extraction, or surgery.

Sub Topics :

  1. Dental and Skeletal Consideration of Class III Malocclusions
  2. Maintaining Early Class III Orthopaedic Correction 
  3. Straightwire Mechanics for the Class III Patient 
  4. Surgical Class III Correction 
  5. Diagnosis and Treatment of Pseudo Class III Malocclusions 
  6. Functional and Motion Appliances
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Class II Correction

The Doctors will be able to correct Class II problems via growth modification, camouflage using orthodontic tooth movement, or surgical correction.

Sub Topics :

  1. How Functional Appliances Work and Their Effect on Mandibular Growth 
  2. Non-Compliance Class II Treatment
  3. Timing of Class II Correction
  4. Extraction VS Non-Extraction Treatment Philosophies and The Associated Controversies Concerning The Effect on The Face and The TMJ
  5. Functional Appliances for Class II Malocclusions
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Mixed Dentition Treatment

The doctors will understand the principles and differences between adult treatment and mixed dentition treatment The Doctors will understand the right timing in treating patient with selective appliance.

Sub Topics :

  1. Growth Modification 
  2. Patient Co-Operation 
  3. Early Treatment Philosophy 
  4. Age 3-7 Diagnosis and Treatment
  5. Functional Appliances
  6. Fixed Appliances for Children
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Low Angle & High Angle Malocclusion

The Doctors will be able to differentiate between a true vertical growth patient and a patient whose vertical dimension is increased due to environmental factors.

Sub Topics :

  1. Genetic and Environmental Influences 
  2. Vertical Maxillary Excess 
  3. Autorotation of The Mandible Anterior Open Bite Correction 
  4. Straightwire Mechanics for The High Angle Malocclusion
  5. Second Molar Replacement Therapy
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Temporomandibular Disorders, OSA, and BRUXISM

The Doctors will acquire  knowledge and understanding about the common orofacial pain,  disorders of the temporomandibular joint and the relationships between headaches, disc disorders, clenching and bruxing.

The Doctors will understand more clearly the role of the dentist in the management of orofacial pain.

The Doctors will be able to use splint therapy to achieve more stable jaw joints, balanced faces and good occlusion for patients.

Sub Topics :

  1. Inflammatory Diseases of The Temporomandibular Joint
  2. Hyper-Mobility and Dislocation
  3. Classification of Oro-Facial Pain
  4. Occlusal Splint Construction Including Flat Plane, Pivotal and Forward Repositioning Splints
  5. Airway and OSA Related to Orthodontic Treatments
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The Periodontic Orthodontic Interface

The Doctors will acquire knowledge and understanding of the tissue response to certain types of tooth movement.

The Doctors will be able to manage adult orthodontic patients who are susceptible to periodontal disease.

Sub Topics :

  1. Indication and Contraindication of Periodontally Compromised Patients
  2. Management of Periodontally Compromised Patient with Orthodontic Treatments
  3. Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics
  4. Periodontal Considerations After Orthodontic Treatments
  5. Gingivectomy and Frenectomy
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Surgical Orthodontic Preparations

The Doctors will be able to evaluate deviations from normal facial proportions and dental relationships, and identify those that are severe enough to compromise jaw functions and/or facial appearance.

The Doctors will be able to decompensate the dental arches in preparation for orthognathic surgery.

Sub Topics :

  1. The Aetiological Factors in The Development of a Dentofacial Deformity
  2. Evaluations of Facial Soft Tissues
  3. Principles of Surgical Management 
  4. Maxillary Surgeries
  5. Mandibular Surgeries
  6. Maxillo-Facial Distraction Osteogenesis
  7. Combining Surgical Procedures in The Maxilla and The Mandible
  8. Indications for Surgery
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Finishing, Retention, and Stabilization

The doctors will understand how to achieve balanced face, healthy stable jaw joints, and good occlusion for their patients.

The Doctors will be able to design retainer appliances and adjunctive procedures to maximize the stability of orthodontic treatment.

Sub Topics :

  1. Literature Review of Studies Associated with Orthodontic Stability
  2. Reorganisation of The Periodontal Tissues 
  3. Occlusal Changes Related to Growth 
  4. “Active” Retention Philosophies in Growing Patients 
  5. Removable VS Fixed Retention
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