DENT4106 Introduction to Operative Dentistry

6 points
Not available in 2018Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
This unit equips students with knowledge relating to clinical dental sciences in the domains of operative management of dental caries.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate the ability to assess a patient's occlusion prior to and after placement of a restoration in accordance with the principles of a 'confirming occlusion'; (2) present the consequences and prognosis of surgical intervention in caries treatment; (3) discuss the current range of methods for caries removal, comprising both identification/detection of what needs to be removed; (4) safely perform the clinical procedures by demonstrating the use of finger rests; (5) safely perform the clinical procedures by demonstrating the use of rubber dam wherever possible; (6) safely demonstrate clinical procedures required in the removal of carious tooth structure; (7) discuss materials used to arrest or remineralise cavitated lesions; (8) safely demonstrate the selection and handling of appropriate materials and instruments to restore the loss of dental hard tissue in form, function and aesthetics while at the same time preserving tooth structure and vitality for one and two surface simple restorations; (9) explain the response of pulp and dentine to the processes of removing dental caries, placing restorative materials and procedures carried out within enamel and dentine; (10) explain the adhesion of resin-based restorative materials to dentine and enamel; (11) explain the adhesion of glass ionomer based restorative materials dentine and enamel; (12) explain the adhesion of resin and glass ionomer restorative materials to each other; (13) explain the role of mechanical and biochemical properties of plastic coronal restorative materials in their selection for the management of simple caries resulting in simple restorations; and (14) clinically assess and monitor placed restorations immediately upon placement and over time.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) operative dentistry (written theory SAQ examination); (2) operative dentistry (pre-clinical practical assessments); and (3) operative dentistry (clinical assessment, continuous). Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the operative dentistry (pre-clinical practical assessments) and operative dentistry (clinical assessment, continuous) components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Laura Dalton-Ecker
Unit rules
DENT4105 Introduction to Cariology, DENT4107 Introduction to Pain Control, DENT4108 Introduction to Removable Prosthodontics
Approved quota: 56—domestic (50) and international (6); for school leavers—rural (3), Metropolitan Pathway (3), Indigenous (3), high academic achievement (5), international (3); for graduates—rural (2), Metropolitan Pathway (2), Indigenous (2), international (3), graduates (30)
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