Postgraduate Course

Postgraduate Course

“The consequence of adult growth”

Date: Tuesday 31 May 2022
Time: 8:30 – 15:15
Location: Carob Mill Complex
Speaker: Rolf G. Behrents (USA)

Clinical disciplines with foundations in craniofacial biology have traditionally focused on growth and development of the craniofacial complex from birth through adolescence.  This period of time covers rapidly accelerating, and dramatically obvious, changes in the skeleton and is the period when treatment has been undertaken to correct problems of growth.  In this time period, growth is considered one of the most important and powerful determinants of success in orthodontics. It is also now accepted that the craniofacial skeleton continues to grow in adulthood. Even though the tempo of growth is less, substantial changes are possible in both adult males and females.


Moreover, the changes that occur during this period can affect the stability of teeth, the craniofacial skeleton, and the soft tissues.  In so doing, growth can both enhance and detract from the intended result

Aims, Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Aims: This course will describe aspects of growth and development from childhood through adulthood.

Objectives: To describe how growth affects clinical practice with regard to the timing, goals, and conduct of treatment and retention.

Learning outcomes: At the end of the course, delegates should have a better undertsanding of the impact of adult facial growth and be able to describe how this may affect their clinical practice.