Orthodontics 2

202013mar9:00 am4:30 pmOrthodontics 2Advanced orthodontic training9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time Event Organized ByUniversity Of SydneyDisciplineOrthodonticsFormatHands-on

Event Details

This course is designed to enable those who have completed Orthodontics 1 to further develop their understanding of orthodontic fundamentals and principles.

Course overview

This course is both clinical and theoretical with chair-side sessions, lectures and seminars. The clinical component of the course takes place within the Orthodontic Clinic of the Sydney Dental Hospital and involves treating NSW Local Health District patients. These sessions will provide practical instruction and experience in the placement and adjustment of orthodontic appliances. New patients with mainly Class 1 mild crowding malocclusions will be assessed, diagnosed and treated. The participants will also manage patients in different stages of orthodontic treatment, who have already started treatment from previous years.

During Orthodontics 2 & 3 course participants are assigned patients to manage under the supervision of University appointed tutors. The University maintains full orthodontic records.  Treatment planning of the patients treated in the clinic sessions are held in a group seminar situation.

At the clinical sessions participants will have the opportunity to place fixed appliances and manage cases, through to the removal of fixed appliances and the fitting of retainers. Participants will also see orthodontic patients on review and in retention from previous course participants.There is a requirement that registrants participate in seminars on patient management, theoretical presentations and journal reviews. The participants will be given the option to present their own cases will a full set of diagnostic records at the end of the morning sessions according to time availability and expression of interest. It is the intention of the course to present all participants with a broad range of orthodontic problems and management options. However, the cases the participants will treat in the clinic will mainly be simple malocclusion cases.

This course is designed to enable those who have completed Orthodontics 1to further develop their understanding on orthodontic fundamentals and principles.

Course outline

  • Assessment of new patients and diagnosis of malocclusion
  • Treating Class 1 mild crowding patients using orthodontic appliances
  • Mechanics of straight-wire appliances will be taught and applied in the clinical sessions

Learning objectives

  • Acquire skills to recognise abnormal malocclusions
  • Provide treatment options for simple orthodontic cases
  • Understand and critically analyse the orthodontic literature
  • Present orthodontic cases publicly and share the clinical experience with peers

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise and diagnose malocclusions
  • Possess skills to bond fixed orthodontic appliances and perform basic orthodontic adjustments
  • Critically analyse orthodontic literature and apply it clinically


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Alexandra Papadopoulou

    Dr Alexandra Papadopoulou

    DDS, MSc Oral Surgery-Implantology, DSp. Orthodontics, PhD

    Dr Alexandra Papadopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Orthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry. Dr Papadopoulou obtained all her undergraduate and postgraduate dental qualifications from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. After completing her dental degree she continued her studies in a three year (full-time) Postgraduate Course in Oral Surgery, Implantology and Dental Radiology. Following this, Dr Papadopoulou collaborated also as a research fellow with the Department of Histology and Embryology in the Faculty of Medicine and conducted research on various areas including long term bone response of implants in cases of growing subjects, rehabilitation of hypodontia patients and the contribution of environmental factors and pharmaceutical agents in the aetiopathogenesis of cleft lip and palate and craniosynostosis syndromes.
    Dr Papadopoulou further completed a 40 month (full-time) Postgraduate Specialty Program in Orthodontics (Program accredited by the ERASMUS scheme) during which she also conducted research on the mechanoregulation of mandibular cartilage tissue and the molecular mechanisms that underlie mechanically guided tissue engineering. This work was presented as part of the European WJB Houston Awards for young researchers. Research activity was continued with completion of a PhD investigating the effects of orthodontic forces in guided tissue regeneration. Dr Papadopoulou has been teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in academia while working in private practice prior to moving to Australia and joining the Faculty of Dentistry in the University of Sydney in 2014.
    Dr Papadopoulou teaches and provides clinical supervision to graduate and postgraduate students, supervises higher research degree (MPhil, PhD) students, co-ordinates continuing professional development (CPD) orthodontic courses to dental professionals and continues to publish work of high scientific impact.

    URL https://sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/about/our-people/academic-staff/alexandra-papadopoulou.html#collapseprofileresearchinterest

    DDS, MSc Oral Surgery-Implantology, DSp. Orthodontics, PhD

  • Dr Anastasia Bakopoulou

    Dr Anastasia Bakopoulou

    BDS, MPhil (Ortho), DClinDent (Ortho), MRACDS (Ortho)

    Dr Anastasia Bakopoulou is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Santa Maria University in 2007. She engaged in private practice overseas for 3 years until 2010. Dr Bakopoulou attended Sydney University School of Dentistry and obtained her Master in Philosophy in Orthodontics in 2011, and a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry degree in Orthodontics in 2014. Upon successful completion of the Australian Dental Council (ADC) examinations in 2017, Dr Bakopoulou received combined Dental and Specialist registration with both the New Zealand Dental Council and the Australian Dental Council. Since 2015, Dr. Bakopoulou has held the position of Clinical Educator in the Orthodontic Department of the University of Sydney. She has been involved in the development and implementation of the Bachelor of Oral Health program within the orthodontic department. Furthermore, she has been responsible for clinical and didactic teaching of students within this program. Additional teaching roles comprise orthodontic lectures for the Doctor of Dental Medicine cohort and clinical instructor for the Orthodontic Long Course for dental practitioners. Dr. Bakopoulou is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) by examination. She has submitted several scientific articles in the field of miniscrews and bone cements and has presented her research at professional meetings nationally and internationally. To ensure practising with the latest orthodontic technology, Dr Bakopoulou regularly participates in various continuing education courses and enjoys attending local meetings, conferences and annual international conferences overseas. Socially, Dr Bakopoulou enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and when the opportunity presents, volunteers in the UpClub social group for adults with Down syndrome. Dr. Bakopoulou is tri-lingual, speaking fluent English, Spanish, and Greek. “This profession gives me the opportunity to interact with patients and build long term relationships that not only allow me to witness changes in their smile, but also in their self-esteem. As an orthodontist, I enjoy treating patients of all ages.”

    URL https://finder.orthodonticsaustralia.org.au/orthodontist/Anastasia_Bakopoulou+568

    BDS, MPhil (Ortho), DClinDent (Ortho), MRACDS (Ortho)

  • Dr Chrys Antoniou

    Dr Chrys Antoniou


    Dr Chrys Antoniou completed his undergraduate training in 1994 at the University of Sydney and gained fellowship into the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1999. He then completed his specialist training in Orthodontics in 2002 at the University of Western Australia, gaining the degree of Master of Dental Science.

    In 2006 he commenced teaching of post-graduate students at the University of Sydney as an Honorary Associate. In 2008 he was appointed Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. He was then awarded membership of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2008 (Orthodontics) and was state councillor of the Australian Society of Orthodontists (NSW branch) from 2005-2008.

    He maintains a specialist orthodontic practice in the Southern Sydney suburbs of Miranda, Hurstville and Engadine, in addition to rooms in Dubbo. He holds certification from the Australasian Orthodontic Board in addition to membership of the St George Dental Association, Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists and World Federation of Orthodontists. He is also an Invisalign Platinum Provider and has been providing Invisalign treatment to patients since 2006.

    Chrys has also acted as an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and conducted peer review for the Australasian Orthodontic Board. In addition to this, he has been a member of the committee charged with selecting candidates for specialist training in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney.

    Chrys’s main professional interests include aesthetic treatment modalities, orthopaedic/orthodontic therapy, growth modification treatment , Invisalign treatment and surgical orthodontics.

    In their spare time, Chrys and his wife chase after their three young boys.

    URL https://smiledesignortho.com.au/why-choose-us/dr-chrys-antoniou/


  • Dr Eugene Chan

    Dr Eugene Chan

    BDS, MDSc, M Ortho RCS Ed, MRACDS (Orth), PhD

    Dr Chan was born in Singapore and lived there until his early twenties. He grew up playing water sports; swimming, water polo and later on, surf life saving. Dr Chan was in the armed forces for two and a half years before studying Dentistry, graduating in 1997. He worked at the children’s hospital in Singapore for two years before venturing into private practice.

    Dr Chan undertook his Masters in Orthodontics at the University of Sydney. He graduated in 2002 and was awarded the Professor Milton Sim’s Award for the top graduate in Australia that year. Thereafter he worked as an Orthodontic Specialist at the Sydney Dental Hospital and was also involved with orthodontic teaching and research programs of the postgraduate residents.

    Dr Chan maintains a part-time orthodontic practice in Singapore, flying there every six weeks. He obtained a scholarship from the University of Groningen in Netherlands to read his PhD which he completed in 2005.

    Dr Chan still enjoys the outdoors and keeping fit. He loves travelling and is a Clinical Consult to Invisalign (Australia and Asia Pacific), providing training for other clinicians in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taipei frequently.

    URL https://www.aso.org.au/node/2443

    BDS, MDSc, M Ortho RCS Ed, MRACDS (Orth), PhD

  • Dr John Sambevski

    Dr John Sambevski

    BCom(UNSW), BDent(Hons)(Sydney), DClinDent(Ortho)(Sydney), MRACDS (Ortho)

    John grew up in Sydney’s inner suburbs where he also completed his primary and secondary schooling, graduating Dux of his graduating year at High School.

    John began his tertiary studies in 2001 at the University of New South Wales, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2004. John then went on to study dentistry at Sydney University, graduating with Honours in 2008. During his dental training he conducted research in orthodontics, subsequently authoring a thesis in the field of sleep apnoea, specifically the effects of mandibular orthopaedic functional appliances on the dimensions of posterior airway space. This research paper was later published in the Australian Orthodontic Journal.

    After graduating from dentistry John gained broad general dental experience while working as a general dentist for six years servicing both rural New South Wales (Dubbo) and Sydney’s western and south-western suburbs. In 2014, John was accepted into the competitive Sydney University Orthodontic Program to specialise in Orthodontics, graduating with a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics). During his specialist training John conducted clinical research on accelerated orthodontics and root resorption, and has authored a paper submitted for publication in the highest ranked international orthodontic journal, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics.

    URL https://www.dyortho.com.au/dr-john-sambevski

    BCom(UNSW), BDent(Hons)(Sydney), DClinDent(Ortho)(Sydney), MRACDS (Ortho)

  • Dr Lam Cheng

    Dr Lam Cheng

    BDSc (Hons) (Qld), MDSc (Hons) (Ortho), MOrthRCS (Ed), MRACDS (Ortho)

    Dr Cheng was born in Hong Kong and raised in Brisbane. She can speak fluent Cantonese and some Mandarin.

    Dr Cheng obtained her dental degree with first class honors at the University of Queensland and has worked in both public and private practices for four years at the Gold Coast and also Logan area before she went to the University of Sydney to complete her specialist training in Orthodontics.

    Since qualifying as an orthodontist, Dr Cheng has been working in private orthodontic practice in Sydney and is also the lecturer in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Sydney.

    URL https://www.aso.org.au/node/2834

    BDSc (Hons) (Qld), MDSc (Hons) (Ortho), MOrthRCS (Ed), MRACDS (Ortho)

  • Dr Nour Eldin Tarraf

    Dr Nour Eldin Tarraf

    BDS (Hons), MDSc(Hons), MOrth RCSEd, MRACDS (Ortho)

    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.

    URL http://www.chatswoodorthodontics.com.au/dr-nour-tarraf/

    BDS (Hons), MDSc(Hons), MOrth RCSEd, MRACDS (Ortho)

  • Dr Oyku Dalci

    Dr Oyku Dalci

    DDS, PhD

    Finished her dental and orthodontic training in Ankara University, School of Dentistry in Turkey. She then worked as assistant lecturer at Near East University in North Cyprus. She moved to Australia in 2009 where she began working as a Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Department of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry.

    Currently she is a Senior Lecturer and the DClinDent, DMD and BOH Orthodontic Course Coordinator for Sydney University. She is a member of the Australasian Orthodontic Board Advisory Committee, Sydney Dental School Learning and Teaching Committee, Sydney Orthodontic Advisory Committee and the Australian Orthodontic Education Committee. Her research interests include Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, increasing the efficacy of orthopaedic treatment, TADs, accelerated tooth movement, orthodontic tooth movement and root resorption.

    URL https://www.aslo.com.au/speakers/dr-oyku-dalci

    DDS, PhD

  • Dr Peter Synnott

    Dr Peter Synnott

    BDSc (Otago) MDSc (Sydney)

    Dr Synnott has been an orthodontist for 20 years and feels very fortunate to have found a job he enjoys so much.

    Born in Sydney, Dr Synnott completed his last three years of high school in NZ and trained there as a dentist. He at Auckland Hospital for one year as a House Surgeon.

    After returning to Sydney he had my own private practice for a few years before commencing specialty training in orthodontics at the University of Sydney.

    Dr Synnott is a Senior Visiting Specialist in orthodontics at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. This role often involves providing specialist treatment for patients with a wide variety of developmental problems. He has also been involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate orthodontic tutoring with the University of Sydney.

    His interests involve spending as much time as possible with his wife and children, all of whom fortunately share a good sense of humour.

    URL https://www.aso.org.au/node/2705

    BDSc (Otago) MDSc (Sydney)

  • Professor Mehmet Ali Darendeliler

    Professor Mehmet Ali Darendeliler

    BDS, PhD, DipOrth, CertifOrth, PrivDoc, FICDS, MRACDS

    Professor M. Ali Darendeliler is Chair of the Discipline of Orthodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry and Head of Sydney Dental Hospital’s Department of Orthodontics. He is an orthodontist, academic and internationally renowned researcher leading a multifaceted research program in orthodontics. His team investigates the mechanics of tooth movement, the effect of orthodontic therapy on biological tissues and root resorption, multidisciplinary management of obstructive sleep apnoea including the use of mandibular advancement splints, temporary anchorage devices, jaw orthopaedics, accelerated tooth movement, bone healing and alveolar ridge development, dental implants, and the use of magnets and magnetic fields in orthodontics. Professor Darendeliler is a recipient of the Australian Society of Orthodontists’ Distinguished Service Award (2008) and P. Raymond Begg Award (2012) for significant contribution to Research (one of only five awarded since the ASO was founded). He is the first Australian to receive the Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecture Award, the highest honour of the European Orthodontic Society, awarded for his significant scientific contribution to orthodontics. He was one of the nine experts worldwide selected to develop international guidelines for postgraduate orthodontic education, and has helped develop guidelines for the use of oral appliance therapy in sleep apnoea.

    URL https://sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/about/our-people/academic-staff/ali-darendeliler.html

    BDS, PhD, DipOrth, CertifOrth, PrivDoc, FICDS, MRACDS


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