2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2021  
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOR 712 - Biomechanics 1 (Orthodontics)

0.5 Credit(s)

This course is designed for post-doctoral orthodontic residents to justify efficient and effective clinical application of biomechanics in orthodontics. This course starts off with a discussion of, why we need biomechanics in orthodontics? This course employs PowerPoint presentations, reading materials, and analysis of topics such as concurrent forces: fields of mechanics, characteristic of a force, force magnitude, force direction and sense, resultants. Nonconcurrent forces systems and forces on a free body are then reviewed: magnitude and direction of the resultant, moments and couples, determining the point of force application of resultants. These topics are discussed in juxtaposition to clinical applications such as headgear, maxilla-mandibular elastics, deep-bite correction. Fall semester.



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