“Orthodontic Management of Simple to Moderate Malocclusions: an online and onsite course for Vietnamese Dentists”
This is a novel 24-month course that uses blended learning to provide dentists with an opportunity to learn how to orthodontically manage patients with moderately complex malocclusions at an internationally acceptable level.
The online modules allow students to learn and study at home or work while onsite sessions (in HCMC) and online supervision allow students to learn and practice patient skills under the supervision of orthodontists recognized by the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO).
This course does not replace post-graduate specialist programs, but it is the first step in teaching international level orthodontic care in Vietnam.
Good knowledge of English is necessary to maximize understanding and use of the material presented in this program (high TOEFL score or equivalent).
At the end of the course, the participants are expected to be able to recognize, diagnose, and manage the treatment patients with simple to moderate malocclusions. Participating dentists will also learn to refer more severe or complex cases to specialists or other dentists better-trained in orthodontics.
- Perform a comprehensive clinical examination including radiographic and study cast evaluations.
- Analyze the diagnostic records, provide a diagnosis and propose treatment plans.
- Understand the etiology of malocclusions, preventive/interceptive treatment.
- Understand the requirements for a normal functional occlusion and the orthodontic treatment objectives to obtain a functional occlusion.
- Further understand the use and limitation of removable appliances versus the advantages of the contemporary fixed appliances.
- Understand the need for extractions in orthodontic treatment.
- Differentiate between skeletal, dental and myofunctional problems.
- Perform a comprehensive clinical examination, provide a diagnosis and propose an ideal and at least one compromised (limited) treatment plan.
- Evaluate new patients and determine if the patients’ malocclusions are within his/her competence to treat and end with a good result.
- Prescribe, insert, adjust and activate a removable appliance.
- Perform fixed orthodontic treatment for simple and moderate malocclusions.
- Select, when indicated, and to cement orthodontic bands.
- Bond orthodontic brackets.
- Insert orthodontic wires and auxiliaries.
- Monitor treatment progress to international standards.
- Remove orthodontic brackets and provide appropriate orthodontic retainer(s).
The Level 1 certificate’s curriculum has two mandatory components: online and onsite-clinical.
The six online modules will cover theory and knowledge to prepare participants to examine, treat, and explain the pros and cons of treatment options for patients with simple to moderate malocclusions.
Six onsite sessions will require participants to present and discuss orthodontic evaluation and management as well as to learn and practice the clinical skills used in orthodontic care.
Each participant will also examine, treat, present and defend two approved patient cases under the supervision of orthodontists recognized by the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO). Most importantly, participants will learn which malocclusions are too complex for them to treat competently.
The online and onsite clinical components are closely matched for content and must be taken and successfully completed in the sequence given below.
All preceding online modules and onsite sessions must be successfully completed before the next session or module can be started so schedule for the onsite sessions will determine the deadline for the successful completion of the online module of the same name.
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Meet our orthodontic educators:
- Only dentists registered in their respective countries will be accepted in this course.
- The course includes all modules which cannot be taken separately.
- Each online module(s) must be completed before attending the corresponding onsite modules.
- All modules must be completed before receiving the certificate of participation from McGill University.
The development and implementation of this course is a joint effort of:
- the International Foundation for Dental Education
- the Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
McGill University will deliver a certificate of attendance for students interested in passing a final exam.