34455 - Orthodontics 3

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Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will have a preparation that allows to face and solve simple cases of orthodontics. In particular, the student is able to: apply the theoretical principles learned during the previous years; diagnose malocclusions of I, II, III Angle's Class and set the therapy; make a differential diagnosis among different malocclusions and know the advantages and limitations of each possible choice of therapy.

Course contents

Review of the diagnostic and therapeutic principles learned in previous courses.
Discussion of the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of clinical cases, with particular emphasis on the advantages and disadvantages of possible alternative treatment approaches.


Proffit, Fields, Sarver. Contemporary orthodontics. Mosby.

Graber, Vanarsdall, Vig. Orthodontics. Current principles and techniques. Elsevier.

Alessandri Bonetti G., Marini I., Capurso U. Il disgiuntore rapido del palato. Edizioni Martina Bologna.

Collana di ortodonzia (Prof. D. Caprioglio). Edizioni Martina Bologna.

Literature review and specific articles

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Written and oral examination.

Teaching tools

Lectures with support projections by computer.

Office hours

See the website of Giulio Alessandri Bonetti