Specialty Clinical Training – Orthodontics part 2

This course is the clinical course that encompasses the scope of clinical orthodontics. During the
first year of the program, students are closely supervised while developing skills in history taking,
examination, diagnosis, radiographic analysis and treatment planning. During the second and
third year as individual clinical skills develop, students will be able more independently to manage
appropriate cases. Students gain extensive experience in the team management approach to patient
care while interacting with all other dental specialties and disciplines within the hospitals and with
outside clinics and practitioners. In addition, there is opportunity to attend hospital grand rounds
and physician conferences. The clinical course will take part in the clinics of the Hamdan Bin
Mohammed College of Dental Medicine and the Community Health Centers of the Dubai Health
Authority.
The students will be required to complete a clinical rotation in surgery. This is a 2-week rotation
that permits observation of the care involved in providing orthognathic surgery and cleft lip and
palate surgery. The primary goal is to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as
health care providers within a team.