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This course is designed to assist general dentists who want to become better diagnosticians with a good overall understanding of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment options. It is intended to enable the dental practitioner to improve their ability to detect orthodontic problems, have an understanding of comprehensive orthodontic treatment options and become better equipped to discuss options with their patients and treating specialists.

Learning outcomes

Differentiate normal from deviation from normal occlusion. Identify and manage common eruption problems including impactions. Identify whether an early intervention may be called for or the referral to a specialist is required Recognise the correct timing for successful correction of different malocclusion in growing patients Identify differential diagnoses between malocclusions of skeletal and dental origins Key points in diagnosis, treatment planning and sequencing in adult orthodontic treatment. Understanding the different appliance options in adults, their advantages and limitations.

Further information 

Dr Nour Tarraf

Dr Tarraf finished his BDS at Cairo University with Honors in 2001 and then after 2 years in private practice joined the Department of Orthodontics at Cairo University. In 2005 he moved to Sydney to start the Masters degree in Orthodontics, which he completed in 2008 with Honors. He worked at the University of Sydney as full time lecturer involved in both teaching, research and clinical work until he moved to private practice in 2009. Dr Tarraf has a special interest in the use of skeletal anchorage and temporary anchorage devices (TADs) for various orthodontic applications including growth modification in growing children. He also enjoys lingual orthodontics and esthetic appliances and has worked extensively with lingual appliances in the past five years. He also has an interest in research and teaching and is involved in a number of research projects with the University of Sydney Department of Orthodontics. He also lectures in the Long Ortho Course, which is part of the University of Sydney continuing education program. He is also currently working towards a PhD on the application of skeletal anchorage in growth modification in orthodontics and has lectured both nationally and internationally.

Dr Nour Tarraf 

Understanding Orthodontics

Dr Nour Tarraf
Thursday 12th Sep 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison Street
Region: St Leonards Nsw, Australia
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