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Mechanisms of Early Normal Growth of the Craniofacial Skeleton course for Dental Practice

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

This session explains the mechanisms behind normal growth of the cranium, maxilla and mandible in the child and young adult. The growth and changes in the soft tissues of the face are also explained.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe mechanisms of craniofacial growth
  • Explain endochondral and intramembranous ossification and associated processes
  • Describe the normal growth of the craniofacial structures and how they may affect appearance and function
  • Describe the normal growth and changes that occur in the facial soft tissues

The craniofacial skeleton grows forwards and downwards in a rotational pattern. This can affect vertical and horizontal relationships. Forward growth patterns are more common than backward rotations and, for example, these can correct class 2 malocclusions or deepen an overbite.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Have a basic knowledge of craniofacial anatomy
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.

Mechanisms of Early Normal Growth of the Craniofacial Skeleton course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
40 minutes
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