DENT4205 Conservative Dentistry and Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
This unit equips students with knowledge relating to the clinical practice of conservative dentistry in an integrated setting.
Students are able to (1) diagnose and manage simple coronal lesions; (2) manage pulp and periapical diseases and periodontal diseases in relation to a comprehensive care plan for the patient; (3) communicate with patients, healthcare professionals, University staff and colleagues; (4) describe the principles of restoring non-vital teeth; (5) describe the current strategies and the materials involved in restoring non-vital teeth; (6) select the appropriate restoration type and materials for the clinical case; and (7) produce post-retained or adhesively retained restorations for non-vital teeth, inclusive of the coronal coverage.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) two-hour mid-semester examination (integrated across modules, unit based); (2) three-hour end of semester examination (integrated across units with DENT4206 Advanced Prosthodontics); (3) continuous clinical assessment (every clinical session); and (4) at least two instances of formative assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Julio Rincon
Unit rules
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
DENT4206 Advanced Prosthodontics; DENT4207 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2; DENT4208 Exodontics and General Medicine
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: 78 hours (includes lectures, practicals and clinics).
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