DENT4108 Introduction to Removable Prosthodontics

6 points
Not available in 2018Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
This comprises both summative and formative assessments including a written examination, DPEX (Dental Practical Examination), pre-clinical and clinical assessment which are all barrier assessments. For a comprehensive breakdown of module assessments refer to the unit guidebook.
Students are able to (1) explain the role of the pharynx when breathing, coughing and swallowing; (2) describe the anatomical muscles, nerves, arteries and veins of the pharynx and larynx; (3) involved in swallowing; (4) describe the neural pathways and reflexes essential for mastication and swallowing; (5) explain the anatomical role of the palate and nasal cavity in mastication and swallowing; (6) describe the anatomical components involved in deglutition and how they interact to achieve the deglutition function of oral cavity; (7) explain how complete denture design principles are considered in association with swallowing; (8) describe the anatomical changes induced by edentulism, to describe the mechanism of resorption and remodelling of alveolar bone following tooth loss and to describe anatomically related landmarks and identify factors that influence treatment and prognosis; (9) describe the various disease factors that contribute to edentulism and to the physiological, psychological and pathological changes that result; (10) explain the biomechanics of the edentulous state; (11) explain the significant changes that occur as a result of tooth loss within the oral cavity and masticatory system; (12) outline the aims and objectives of the treatment planning process and the clinical relevance of the various examinations and history recordings as they apply to the individual patient; (13) describe the aims and objectives of the complete denture restoration as it applies to phonetics, aesthetics and masticatory efficiency and to identify how they are achieved; (14) describe the mechanical and chemical properties of polymeric impression materials; (15) describe the mechanical and chemical properties of polymeric materials used in fabrication of total dentures; (16) describe the mechanical and chemical properties of thermoplastic materials; (17) describe the mechanical and chemical properties of resilient lining materials; (18) demonstrate knowledge of all available clinical and therapeutic methods to establish a correct diagnosis, evaluation of and treatment plan for patients requiring a complete denture restoration; (19) display knowledge of the factors affecting proposed treatment options; (20) display knowledge of the factors affecting outcomes of proposed treatment; (21) demonstrate a knowledge of patient selection, medical and dental histories, patient examination, radiographic analysis, the role of specialists, the referral process, tissue conditioning and treatment planning for the edentulous patient; (22) communicate the diagnosis and discuss treatment needs with clinical tutors and, under supervision, with patients; (23) describe the clinical and technical procedures involved in the treatment planning and fabrication of a complete denture restoration; and (24) describe the clinical and technical procedures involved with treatment planning and fabrication of the complete denture restoration.
This comprises a two-hour mid-semester examination (integrated across modules and unit-based), a three-hour end-of-semester examination (integrated across units with DENT4107 Introduction to Pain Control), continuous clinical assessment (every clinical session) and at least two instances of formative assessment.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Michelle Huang
Unit rules
DENT4105 Introduction to Cariology; DENT4106 Introduction to Operative Dentistry; DENT4107 Introduction to Pain Control
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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