Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Identify the names of various components involved in orthodontic treatment.
  • Understand the challenges created in maintaining good oral health.
  • Be familiar with products available specifically geared towards the orthodontic patient to improve oral hygiene.
  • Know the early signs of disease to assist in preventing carious lesions and/or periodontal conditions.
  • Recognize the detrimental effects of specific bacterial biofilm and how to control its effects.
  • Appreciate the before, during, and after treatment norms of hard and soft tissues.
  • Establish a home care regimen to improve orthodontic outcomes.