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CPD Approx.1:30 Hours

P130 Malocclusion and Orthodontic Treatment: Psychosocial Outcomes

Speaker:Prof. Sarah Baker PhD CPsychol

  • About This Course

Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Does malocclusion impact on psychosocial well-being? What motivates people to seek orthodontic treatment? What influences their decision-making and expectations of treatment? Is there evidence to support the view that orthodontic treatment improves well-being and quality of life?


This recorded webinar explores these key questions incorporating evidence from the current research literature.


Learning Outcomes


  • To explore the psychosocial impact of malocclusion
  • To examine patient expectations and motivations in relation to orthodontic decision making and treatment outcomes
  • To review current evidence on whether orthodontic treatment improves well-being and quality of life


On completion of the webinar, you will understand the psychosocial impacts of malocclusion, factors that can influence patient’s expectations and decision making, and current evidence on health gains from orthodontic treatment.

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