Basic Science Relevant to Orthodontics

This course will provide the student with the required knowledge in normal development and potential abnormalities in growth of the craniofacial and dento-alveolar complex in specific and somatic growth in general.  The course will also provide relevant information about the principles of genetically determined conditions especially these with significant orofacial and dental features.  The role of cell biology in health and disease will also be presented in this course.