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Examination and Records in Orthodontics


Successful orthodontic treatment begins with the correct diagnosis which involves correct orthodontic examination and appropriate records. This module comprises taught lectures on the routine examination and records specifically for orthodontic patients, in which at the end of this course, students will be able to assimilate a comprehensive database for their patient, where proper treatment planning can be formulated. Students will be emphasized the importance of the patient’s main concern and their dental/medical history, which need to be considered before proceeding with orthodontic treatment. This module also highlights the assessment of extra-oral and intra-oral for orthodontic patients as well as the need for different radiographical investigations according to certain cases. Students will also be exposed to the process of study model construction (from the clinic to the laboratory) and learn how to capture photos of the patient’s profile and teeth for orthodontic case reports. This module will be delivered totally online. The certificate will be issued according to the enrolment plan.


The objectives of the modules are to:

- Emphasise on the patient's concern and their dental and medical history records

- Provide knowledge on the orthodontic assessment and suitable radiographical investigations

- Give insights on the construction of study models and capturing excellent clinical photos

Learning Outcome

At the end of the module, the participants will be able to: 

1. Identify the patient's concern, dental and medical history related to orthodontics

2. Apply extra-oral and intra-oral orthodontic assessment to patients

3. Identify a radiographical investigation suitable for the case

4. Understand the procedure of orthodontic study model construction

5. Capture good clinical photos for orthodontic patient

The topics will be covered in this module
- Patient's concern, dental and medical history
- Orthodontic assessment
- Radiographical investigation
- Orthodontic study model
- Clinical photos for the orthodontic patient


MYR 350per module

Non USM (Local)

MYR 450per module

Non USM (International)

USD 200per module

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PENSYARAH PERGIGIAN DUG56 DDS (USM); MSc in Orthodontics (King's College London); MOrth RCS (Edinburgh)
Expertise : Orthodontics

Dr Anis Kamaruddin completed her specialty training in orthodontics at King's College London in 2012, where she was awarded a distinction in both theory and clinical. She was appointed as Head of the Dental Section from 2013 until 2015 and currently is the Head of the Orthodontics & Craniofacial Deformities Unit. She is actively involved in treating orthodontic patients, teaching, postgraduate monitoring and supervision, research and publication. Her main areas of interest are craniofacial genetics, digital dentistry, and orthodontic materials, for which she had been awarded internal and national grants for her research.


PENSYARAH PERGIGIAN DUG54 BDS (Glasgow University); DClinDent (Orthodontics)(UKM); MOrth RCS (Edinburgh)
Expertise : Orthodontics

Dr Noor Ayuni received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Glasgow in 2007 and started her career as dental officer with MOH since then. Six years later, she joined IPPT, USM, and completed her dental specialist clinical training in orthodontics at UKM in 2017. She was appointed as Head of General Dentistry from 2019-2021, and currently is the Head Department of Dental Science. Besides practicing orthodontic specialty at Pusat Perubatan USM Bertam, she is actively involved in postgraduate supervision, research and community service. Her main research interest are orthodontics, biomaterials and dental awareness. She has been awarded Short Term Grant and allocation for project of ‘Libatsama Universiti-Komuniti’ from the university, as well as Fundamental Research Grant Scheme from MOHE.