Four Day Introduction to Orthotropic Orthodontics Course (1302)

10th January – 13th January 2018

Course objectives:
The course is an intensive theoretic and clinical introduction to Biobloc Orthotropic therapy. It gives the students a clear and working understanding of malocclusion, its causes, pathology and cure enabling them to make a good diagnosis by recognising the causative factors and how to affect these factors.
The 4 day course is open to Home, EU and Overseas applicants. Upon successful completion of the programme, student will be awarded a certificate of Four Day Introduction to Orthotropics. The course is recognised for training purposes by the London School of Facial Orthotropics and the International Association of Facial Growth Guidance.
Students spend their time within the Clinic for Facial Orthotropics, the Orthotropic Laboratory and the LSFO, adding to the quality and diversity of the clinical training they receive.

Programme Structure
The course runs for four full days. The course consists of two main elements:

a)    Theoretical elements covering the aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, pathology, treatments (which include orthodontic, surgical and orthotropic) and the long term cure of malocclusion

b)    Clinical demonstration with explanation, case histories and discussion.

Throughout the course, each student will spend 32 hours at the LSFO.

Learning & Teaching Methods
The programs are limited to a small number of students. Orthotropics covers a far larger syllabus than orthodontics and it is only through intensive high quality teaching to a small group that so much can be gained in such a short period which is why we encourage feedback and questions at all times to gauge the response and understanding of the students, that is only possible with small numbers. Learning and teaching is via lectures, case-based discussion, and clinical observation. In addition the students will have access to our on-line learning suite, with pre-recorded modules and interactive online treatment support interface.
It is a great advantage if the background literature provided on the interactive web site has been covered and understood before the program commences.

Assessment
Throughout the course constant informal feedback will be sort to guide the progress of the candidates. In addition to this, some formal examinations will be undertaken to gauge the level of individual understanding and inform the students for their progress.

Overall Aims
To develop an individual with the necessary evidence-based knowledge and clinical exposure to fully understand the principles and practice of orthotropics.

Learning Objectives
On completion of the programme the graduate should:

•    Be able to understand the cause, correction and cure of malocclusion.
•    Have a critical understanding of maloclusion’s implications in general health; including ENT problems, TMD, breathing and body posture.
•    Have analytical skills to diagnose a child for orthotropic therapy.
•    Demonstrate the skills to explain the orthotropics concept to the parents of a potential parent.

Entry requirements
A recognised dental qualification and two years general dental experience is an advantage.

International students coming to study at this level will need to speak English at an “upper intermediate” (B2) level.

Cost:  £ 1,500
The LSFO awards a certificate of completion of specialist clinical training in Orthotropics (eligible for CPD)

This course meets all of the British General Dental Council educational and verifiable CPD criteria.

To register for this course, contact the Secretary, Sue Lloyd by email – sue.lloyd@lsfo.co.uk