BUNDLE NAME : 20.00 New Patient Orthodontic Exam-Parts Courses
BUNDLE DESCRIPTION :
This bundle contains one Course and it contains 5 Parts
Course 20.10: The New Patient Orthodontic Exam-Parts 1-5
1. Patient History and Interview 2. Radiographic Exam 3. Facial, Smile, and Profile Exam 4. Dental, Periodontal, TMJ, Habits Exam 5. Orthodontic Dental Relationships Exam
Presentation: 2 hours Run Time, Knowledge Quiz: 105 Questions, 5 CE Credits
About this Course
This course trains the dental practitioner to comprehensively orthodontically examine a patient, regardless of the patient’s age or desire for orthodontic treatment. The information from this exam is as important as examining a new patient for dental problems and periodontal issues if the practitioner wants to achieve the best result that will last a lifetime for the patient. Later courses in this series instruct the learner in what to do with this orthodontic exam information to benefit the patient. Most dentists and dental hygienists have not been trained in any orthodontic procedures and, consequently, cannot provide basic orthodontic care to patients, at a time when most individuals would like to improve their smile.
Goal-The goal of this course is to train the learner in the steps of conducting a New Patient Orthodontic Exam. This exam is more comprehensive rather than just being focused on the occlusion. Before a decision is made about the treatment that a patient needs, the practitioner has to have a general idea about the overall orthodontic condition of the patient.
ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this course the learner will:
Review with the patient general patient information
Examine the patient orthodontically
Develop a general idea about the treatment needs of the patient and case difficulty so that the practitioner will know when to observe the patient, treat the patient, or refer the patient to a specialist
Learning Activities of the Course
There are about 105 teaching quiz questions embedded in 5 Presentations that help the learner focus on the important concepts to be learned. There are also about 105 Knowledge Quiz questions in 5 Knowledge Quizzes that are designed to measure learning the objectives of the course.
Who should take this course?
Every dental practitioner, dental hygienist, orthodontist, orthodontic assistant, and dental student should know how to examine a patient orthodontically to fully assess and understand the treatment needs of a patient. It is recommended that this clinical exam be performed directly on the patient, and then confirmed with accurate orthodontic records if orthodontic treatment is anticipated. It is critical that all children be examined orthodontically by the dentist and/or the dental hygienist since many serious dental problems can be prevented by early diagnosis and intervention.
This course is also recommended for dental assistants who desire to know more about orthodontic procedures. Ideally, dental students, dental hygiene students, dental assisting students and other dental practitioner students should be taught these procedures when in training.