A General Orthodontic Examination of the Patient course for Dental Practitioners
This session aims to introduce a simple, systematic method for orthodontic examination that can be performed as part of a routine check up. It describes how a systematic approach to an orthodontic examination of a patient can be used to identify an orthodontic problem at an early stage.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
- identify a systematic approach to an orthodontic examination
- recognise and record abnormal skeletal development
- record and evaluate the normal and abnormal features of the dentition
- record appropriate findings
From the age of 6, all children should have an orthodontic assessment as part of their routine examination to pick up the presence of a developing malocclusion.
Professor Willmot qualified at University College and UCH in London where he also did his orthodontic training. He obtained his PhD from Sheffield University. He has spent time in Oral Surgery, General Dental Practice and Paediatric Dentistry. He teaches at Sheffield University.
He was recently Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and now maintains a small private orthodontic practice in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
Derrick is also part of the Module Editorial Team at e-Den, heading up Module 7 Management of Developing Dentition.
Miss Stern qualified at University College and UCH in London and did her orthodontic training at the Royal London Hospital and Sheffield Dental Hospital. She has spent some time as a Specialist Orthodontist. She specialises in Cleft lip and Palate and Orthognathic orthodontics and teaches undergraduates and postgraduate.