Curricular Unit:Code:
Orthodontics I841OTD1
4MasterDentistry4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
To gift the students with the capacity to interpret what is normal and not normal in each step of the growth and development of the stomatognathic system, so that they may act with preventive, interceptive and corrective measures.
To inform about the ethiological factors of general, local, endogenous and exogenous criteria, susceptible of altering or influencing the normal development of the dento-alveolar structures, as well as enlightening about their ethiopatogenical paths.
- Definition and types of Orthdontics.
- Importance of interceptive orthodontics.
- Dental movement and its biological bases.
- Fases of the development of dentition.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The program contains information which integrates orthodontics in the context of dental medicine, gifting the student with knowledge about tooth movement and cranio-facial growth. It gives the student knowledge about protocols for a full diagnostic integrated in an understanding of what is normal in any given situation of the development of the dentition, which will guide him towards a more adjusted clinical and therapeutical decision.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
This unit will be devided in three categories, theatrical (15h), Laboratory (30h) and tutoring orientation (7,5h).
The theoretical component will have an evaluation at the end of the semester.
The laboratory component will have four evaluations during the semester. Also, the interest in classroom learning, human relationships and responsibility will be evaluated.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Inform students about, the role and areas of intervention, of Orthodontics in dental medicine. To pass knowledge about tooth movement under fisiological, pathological and artificially induced conditions, as well as about the fisiological and biochemical imbalances induced by tooth movement. Ensure basic notions about the development of dentition, as a way of diagnosing and acting accordingly.
- Proffit, W., Fields, H., Larson, B., Sarver, D. (2018) Contemporary Orthodontics. 6th edition. Mosby Elsevier. St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
- Graber, L., Vanarsdall, R., Vig, K., Huang, G. (2016). Orthodontics. 6th edition. Mosby Elsevier. St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
- Silva, C. (2007). O Movimento Dentário Ortodôntico. Editora Facies. Porto, Portugal.
- Wilson, B., Warunek, S. (2004).Practical Guide to Orthodontic Appliances. Great Lakes Orthodontics, Ltd. Buffalo, New York, USA.
- Nakajima, E. (2010). Manual of Wire Bending Techniques. Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc. Illinois, USA.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Ana Gião (
Carlos Silva (
Maria Queirós (
Mónica Pinho (
Vanda Urzal (