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DIS 479Orthodontics2+2+0ECTS:6
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseSecond Cycle
Status Compulsory
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face, Lab work , Practical
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of practicals per week
LecturerDr. Öğr. Üyesi Nurver KARSLI
Co-LecturerAssist. Prof Buket PALA MUTLU
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
To teach assessment of orthodontic treatment need and use of orthodontic diagnosis material; to teach preventive,interceptive and corrective orthodontic treatment principles,to teach wire bending and design of orthodontic appliances
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : detect malocclusion by using orthodontic diagnosis materials 1,2,3,41
LO - 2 : design removable appliances for simple orthodontic problems1,2,3,41
LO - 3 : know enough information about preventive and interceptive orthodontics treatment1,2,3,41
LO - 4 : know enough information about early treatment of skeletal malocclusions1,2,3,41
LO - 5 : know enough information about retention after orthodontic treatment1,2,3,41
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Using of orthodontic diagnosis material and treatment planning,using of cephalometry in treatment planning, growth stages and orthodontic interventions, early treatment of cleft palate patients, interceptive orthodontic approaches, preventive orthodontic approaches, etiology of oral habits and treatments, orthodontic tooth movement and forces, corrective orthodontic approaches, fixed and functional treatments, tme structures and relationships with orthodontics, adult orthodontics, importance of retention phase, cast analyses, appliance application in a case
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Orthodontic treatment need
 Week 2Preventive and interceptive orthodontics
 Week 3Preventive and interceptive orthodontics
 Week 4Removable appliances I
 Week 5Removable appliances II
 Week 6Removable appliances III
 Week 7Force sources and types and characteristics of Orthodontic forces
 Week 8Anchorage, anchorage cites, classification of anchorage
 Week 9Extraoral appliances
 Week 10Orthodontic archwires,basic arch form
 Week 11Edgewise technique
 Week 12The other fixed treatment techniques
 Week 13Orthodontic surgical treatment and distraction osteogenesis
 Week 14Physiology and function of TME, etiologic factors effecting TME disorders
 Week 151. Mid-term exam
 Week 16Symptom of TME disorders,diagnosis and orthodontic treatment approaches
 Week 17Functional approaches
Textbook / Material
1Ülgen, M. 2000; ORTODONTİ Anomaliler, Sefalometri, Etioloji, Büyüme ve Gelişim, Tanı, Yeditepe Üniversitesi Yayınları, Sayı 2, İstanbul
2Ülgen M. 2003; Ortodontik tedavi prensipleri, Ankara Üniversitesi Basımevi, Ankara
Recommended Reading
1Graber T.M and Swain BF. 1985; Orthodontics Current Principles and Techniques, The C.V Mosby Co. USA
2Graber T.M Vanorsdall R, Vig K. 2005; Orthodontics Current Principles and Techniques, The C.V Mosby Co. USA
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
Mid-term exam 15
1 50
End-of-term exam 33 13/06/2024 1 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 2 28 56
Arasınav için hazırlık 1 13 13
Arasınav 1 2 2
Uygulama 20 4 80
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 1 28 28
Dönem sonu sınavı 1 1 1
Total work load180