DENT4207 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2

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 clinical practice in the following domains: management of pulp and periapical diseases in temporary and mixed dentition; biomechanics of tooth movement; and orthodontic removable appliances.
Students are able to (1) describe the principles, technique and materials, and perform pulpotomy, apexification and apexogenesis; diagnose pulpal and periapical pathology in primary teeth; perform pulp treatment of vital and non-vital primary teeth and (2) discuss the biologic response to orthodontic force; explain the mechanics of delivery of orthodontic force; describe the mechanical principles in controlling root position; define and apply the principles of anchorage in appliance design to control and minimise unwanted tooth movement; describe and recognise different types of removable orthodontic appliances; describe and make correct appliance designs of the active Hawley type; select the correct wire size for active and retentive elements of active Hawley type appliances.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) practical exercises Orthodontics (20%) and Paediatric Dentistry (20%); (2) orthodontic written assessment; and (3) paediatric dentistry OSCE. 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
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 Cariology; DENT4106 Introduction to Operative Dentistry; DENT4107 Introduction to Pain Control; DENT4108 Introduction to Removable Prosthodontics
DENT4205 Conservative Dentistry and Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth; DENT4206 Advanced Prosthodontics; 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: 64 hours (includes lectures and practicals).
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