DENT4203 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 1

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Content
This unit equips the students with knowledge relating to clinical dental sciences in the following domains: human reproduction and genetics; embryology of head and neck and tooth; development and craniofacial growth and development; extra-oral clinical imaging; malocclusion; behaviour management of young patients; and orthodontic and paedodontic diagnosis and management.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the principles of radiographic tomography and orthopantomography; identify the normal anatomical structures on orthopantomograph (OPG) and CT of head and neck; describe and apply most common behavioural management techniques on children and adolescent patients; (2) explain the legal, genetic and phenotypically definitions of gender; describe the gene structure, expression and regulation; explain the chromosomal basis of inheritance and Mendelian and non-Mendelian modes of inheritance; identify patients with, or at risk of, common conditions and take a family history and construct and interpret a pedigree; (3) define fertilisation, the proliferative period, the embryonic period and the fetal period; describe pattern, variability and timing of growth; describe and present the theories of the nature of craniofacial growth and explain the pre-natal influences on facial development and the physical development in childhood; describe adolescence and the adolescent growth spurt; describe the early and later developments of the dentition; describe the patterns of facial growth and explain craniofacial maturation changes; explain current concepts of malocclusion and its aetiology; perform cephalometric and space analyses; and (4) recognise and evaluate skeletal and dental relationships in all three planes of space; describe the rationale of a preventive regime and its application in relation to children and adolescents; recognise hard and soft tissue anomaly in children and adolescents; formulate and deliver a comprehensive treatment plan for the individual child, inclusive of strip crown restorations, stainless steel crowns, and intracoronal restorations in temporary teeth; administer local anaesthetics to child and adolescent patients and extract temporary teeth; and identify the clinical cases which warrant referral to a paediatric dentist specialist.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) orthodontics written examination (failed component); (2) orthodontics written assessments (2 tests); and (3) paediatric assignment (failed component). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Mike Razza
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
DENT4101 Anatomy Physiology and Cell Biology; DENT4102 Anatomy and Physiology for Dentistry; DENT4103 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry; DENT4104 Introduction to Research and Preventive Dentistry; DENT4105 Introduction to Cardiology; DENT4106 Introduction to Operative Dentistry; DENT4107 Introduction to Pain Control; DENT4108 Introduction to Removable Prosthodontics
Co-requisites:
DENT4201 Endodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics; DENT4202 Immunology, Pathology and Periodontics; DENT4204 General Medicine and Surgery, Pain Control and Exodontics
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).
Contact hours
Unit hours: 28 (includes lectures and practicals).
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