39210 - Orthodontics and Gnathology

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Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will be able to recognize the main malocclusions and to have general knowledge on techniques and both removable and fixed orthodontic appliances. The student also knows the problems associated with oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment and the main hygiene techniques in these anatomical features. It 's also able to motivate the patient to oral hygiene, to teach the proper techniques and suggest adequate eating habits.

Course contents

·        Classification of the malocclusions

·        Phases of the dentition

.        Essentials of therapy

·        Oral hygiene in orthodontic patients, tools and techniques


Checchi, Franchi. Igiene orale e terapia igienica. Edizioni Martina.

Lanteri, Lanteri, Segù, Collesano. Igiene orale in ortodonzia. Principi clinici e protocolli operativi. Edizioni Martina.

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Test in progress.

Oral examination.

Teaching tools

Lectures with support projections by computer.

Office hours

See the website of Giulio Alessandri Bonetti