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 per cent) and paediatric dentistry (20 per cent); (2) orthodontic written assessment; and (3) paediatric dentistry OSCE. 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 practical exercises: orthodontics (20 per cent) and paediatric dentistry (20 per cent) and orthodontic written assessment components.

Supplementary assessment is available for students currently enrolled in the unit who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 overall and a mark of at least 45 in any Failed Component(s).
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 and includes lectures and practicals
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