College of Dental Medicine Continuing Education

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Course Description:

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning: This course offers clinicians a unique guide to developing a diagnosis and treatment plan for the orthodontic patient. The program includes a clear and concise step-by-step method for creating a diagnostic template which can be used for all orthodontic cases. In addition, helpful guidelines for developing a case analysis summary including the diagnosis and treatment plan, are presented in an easy-to-follow format. Other useful templates, such as one for recording the malocclusion, have been added and can be custom designed as needed by the clinician. Both the failure to use an informed consent and the legal ramifications of creating an inadequate diagnosis and treatment plan are highlighted.

Author: Dr. Jeff Berger

CE Units: 4

Course Breakdown and Instructions:

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to create a diagnostic template
  • Interpret the clinical findings to assist in the overall diagnosis of the case
  • Know how to use the diagnosis to create a prioritized problem list
  • Understand how the many additional factors aside from the clinical measurements need to be considered
  • Evaluate the various treatment options to address the problem list and create the appropriate treatment plan


To successfully complete this course, you will need to study the material presented in the course presentation. This is a self-paced course that can be paused and returned to at a later time. Once you have reviewed the course presentation in its entirety, you will need to complete the final assessment below. Lastly, please make sure to submit the required course evaluation.

If you have any course-related questions please contact Your questions will be forwarded to the appropriate content expert and you will receive a response within 48 hours.


You must pass the final assessment with a score of 70% to receive CE credit. After the assessment has been submitted you will have the opportunity to review your incorrect answers.

Practice Assessment

Grading for this quiz does not count towards the final quiz grade. Multiple attempts to this assessment can be made.

Final Assessment

Be sure to complete the Getting it Straight Chapter 5 course presentation before attempting this assessment. You must pass the final assessment with a grade of 70% or higher in order to receive course credit. Multiple attempts of this assessment can be made.

Course Evaluation:

In order to receive CE credit, you must also complete the course evaluation survey.