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Growth Patterns and Growth Prediction course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery

This session discusses how craniofacial and whole body growth can be assessed and used in addition to other methods of growth estimation and growth prediction.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the range of variation in timing and rate of growth of the craniofacial structures
  • Describe how to assess whole body and craniofacial growth in the child using a stadiometer and cephalometric radiographs
  • Explain other methods of growth estimation
  • Examine how growth changes may be predicted and the success of such predictions

There is huge variation between the growth patterns of individuals, both in the timing and rate of growth.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Have a basic knowledge of craniofacial anatomy
  • Have completed the e-Den session in Module 7 Management of the Developing Dentition/Normal Facial Growth and Dental Development/Mechanisms of Early Normal Growth of the Craniofacial Skeleton (141-0275)
Instructors / Speakers
Derrick Willmot,
Consultant Orthodontist and Professor of Orthodontics, Module Editor for e-Den Module 7

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.

Growth Patterns and Growth Prediction course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Access Duration (in months)
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