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1321 Wired for Learning: Orthodontic Basics (AGD 370)

1321 Wired for Learning: Orthodontic Basics (AGD 370)

1321 Wired for Learning: Orthodontic Basics (AGD 370)

on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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Launch date: 15 Aug 2016
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Last updated: 06 Sep 2018

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Orthodontics specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities, but from a patient’s view, it simply creates great smiles! This course introduces the basics of orthodontics, with the goal of peaking interest in this specialty of dentistry, and providing education to springboard an individual considering a career in this specialty.


At the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
know the requirements for becoming an orthodontist.
Objective 2:
recognize normal occlusion.
Objective 3:
explain the three Angle classiications.
Objective 4:
identify the five additional discrepancies.
Objective 5:
understand why malocclusions occur.
Objective 6:
know when the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child first be seen by an orthodontist.
Objective 7:
understand the basic mechanics of tooth movement.
Objective 8:
explain the types of orthodontic movement.
Objective 9:
identify the parts of standard orthodontic appliances.
Objective 10:
identify three sample auxiliary types.
Objective 11:
define three types of functional appliances.
Objective 12:
define five removable appliances.
Objective 13:
define four types of headgear.
Objective 14:
identify three types of expansion appliances.
Objective 15:
identify one fixed distalization appliance.
Objective 16:
identify one combination expansion and distalization appliance.
• summarize the purpose of holding arches.
• recognize and understand the purpose of retainers.
• name four types of retainers.
• identify typical orthodontic records and their purpose.
• differentiate the Palmer tooth numbering system from the Universal tooth numbering system.
• be familiar with careers in orthodontics.

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on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Lori Garland Parker is a clinical consultant and co-founder of Consulting Network, a leading orthodontic management and training organization. She coaches orthodontic practices on maximizing the talents of the clinical team, implementing systems to enhance clinical efficiency and productivity along with continuity of care, and teaches communication skills and patient motivation. She also designed and teaches the “Train the Trainer” program, lectures extensively in the U.S. and abroad, and has written a line of customizable procedure manuals to support successful new employee integration into the practice. Lori holds a Bachelors in Business and a Masters in Organizational Management. She is also a RDAEF in California.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 3.00 Hours -
    Reference: AGD 370

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