Mar 30, 2023  
Catalog/Bulletin 2014-2015 
Catalog/Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[3 Credits]
The purpose of this technique course is to give the first year students an introduction to the materials and wire-bending skills used in treating patients with standard edgewise appliances (0° torque, 0° tip, and 0° rotation). The first year students “treat” cases on orthodontic typodonts to familiarize them with the appliances, instruments, and hand skills that will be used during the treatment of orthodontic patients in the LSU Postgraduate Orthodontic Clinic. The course is taught in conjunction with the Biomechanics course (Ortho 5211) that gives the student an introduction to the principles and application of standard edgewise appliances.