Introduction to Biomechanics and Wirebending
SDM OR 802
The course introduces the residents to mechanical principles and their applications in orthodontic tooth movement and dentofacial orthopedics. It also familiarizes them with the properties and applications of different types of bracket materials commonly used in orthodontic practice. There is a practical component to the course that develops wire bending skills and teaches the residents how to place brackets on model teeth and apply some of the concepts they were introduced to in the lectures. 1 cr, 1st sem., 15 hours.