Orthodontic Module Theory

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The Orthodontic Course is comprised of two components: A self-study online Theory Module, and a hands-on Clinical Module.  

Participants must successfully complete the Theory component and the written Theory Examination prior to register and attend the in-person Clinical component. 

 

Course Information 

The Orthodontic Theory Module is a guided, home-study Course. We suggest a three months self-study before writing the Theory Examination.  

The Theory Exam is offered monthly at the University of Alberta, and the date is chosen at the registration. The exam runs usually in the morning, the time and date will be confirmed by email at least two weeks before the exam date.  

 

Participants residing in or outside of Edmonton may also choose to write the Theory Exam at a recognized Testing Center on a date and time that is more convenient for them (Testing Center fees will apply, and are payable by the participant to the Test Center). If participants choose to write in a test center, he/she must communicate with CDE at least two weeks before the exam date. 

 

Upon registration participants will receive information via email regarding how to access the E-Class Module and course syllabus explaining policies regarding examinations, rewrites, extensions, refunds, appeals, etc. If you do not receive any communication within 2 weeks following the course registration, please contact Continuing Dental Education at dentce@ualberta.ca. 

 

Orthodontic Theory Module: 

  • placement and removal of separators • preliminary placement of fixed appliances prior to adjustment by a dentist • preliminary placement of removable appliances prior to adjustment by a dentist • preliminary fitting of bands • bonding of non-critical attachments following prescription of the dentist and prior to final check by the dentist • indirect bonding following the prescription of the dentist and prior to final check by the dentist • cementation of bands and appliances prior to final check by the dentist • placement and removal of archwires which have been formed by a dentist • placement and removal of archwire accessories and ligatures • removal of bands and bonded metal attachments

 

Prerequisites  

  • Participants must be either a certified R.D.H. or R.D.A. and hold a valid practice permit. 
  • Candidates must also hold a current and valid CPR certificate - level C (valid on the date of course). 

Previous orthodontic experience is not required and candidates do not have to be currently employed. 

 

Once successful completion of the Written Theory Examination is achieved, participants may register and attend the in-person Orthodontic Clinical Course. Successful theory component participants have ONE YEAR from their date of completion to enroll in a clinical course. Future dates for the clinical courses will be advertised on a regular basis.