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Role of general practitioner in intervening with developing malocclusion


Course topics/outline

-- Full diagnosis of orthodontic patients using essential and supplementary diagnostic tools (lateral cephalometric, study cast etc.…).

-- Preventive orthodontics (space maintainers, habit breaking appliance, etc.…).

-- Interceptive orthodontics (space regainer, serial extraction, head gear, lip bumper, etc..)

-- Management of mild orthodontic case with removable appliances.

-- Interdisciplinary approach.

-- Biologic control of tooth movement.

-- Deleterious effects of orthodontic force.


Who should attend?

Dentists from every specialty


Course outcome: attendees should be able to

-- Perform an orthodontic diagnosis on all patients in the dental practice

-- Differentiate between normal occlusion and malocclusion (development of normal occlusion, classifications of malocclusion)

-- Refer the case to a an orthodontic in the proper time

-- Checkup for oral habits and fabrication of habit breaking appliances when needed.

-- Differentiate between age-related problems in which a malocclusion is normal from incipient malocclusion.

-- Differentiate between dental and skeletal problems. (skeletal classification)

-- Intervene early with some type of limited appliance therapy.

-- Intercept an incipient malocclusion by elimination of local factors.

-- Manage abnormal frenal attachments

-- Correction of cross bite.



2 Days

Credit Hours



2000 L.E

Course Director

Dr. Dalia El Boghdady