DENT5635 Dento-Alveolar Surgery

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content
This unit presents aspects of anaesthesia relevant to dentistry and oral surgery. The use of local anaesthetics, nitrous oxide and sedative agents by dentists are covered in detail. Topics related to general anaesthesia and of relevance to dentists and oral surgeons working in a theatre environment are discussed in broad terms. Many of the areas covered, however, are of relevance to those working in dental surgeries. Topics covered include preoperative assessment and preparation, drugs, equipment and monitoring used in general anaesthesia, recovery from anaesthesia, management of pain, nausea and vomiting after anaesthesia, and anaesthetic emergencies, first aid and resuscitation. The unit also covers principles of general surgery that apply to exodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery. It includes diagnosis, treatment planning, methodology of treatment and the management of the complications of exodontics and minor oral surgery. Other topics studied include instrumentation and theatre skills, bone removal, surgical extraction of teeth, removal of fractured tooth roots, removal of retained tooth roots, dental involvement of the maxillary sinus, impacted and unerupted third molars, impacted and unerupted canines, preprosthetic oral surgery, minor oral surgery related to orthodontics, and cysts and benign oral tumours of the jaws. An introduction is made to maxillofacial surgery related to preprosthetic, orthognathic, trauma surgery and the management of oral malignancies. The management of wound care, postoperative pain, bleeding, swelling and trismus is covered in the unit. Other topics include dental prescription writing, extraoral imaging and the referral of dental patients for special medical tests. Students receive clinical instruction in oral and maxillofacial surgery and gain further experience in exodontia and oral surgery using local and general anaesthesia.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the use of local anaesthetics, nitrous oxide, sedative anaesthesia and general anaesthesia as relevant to dentists and oral surgeons; (2) understand preoperative assessment and preparation, drugs, equipment and monitoring used in general anaesthesia, recovery from anaesthesia, management of pain, nausea and vomiting after anaesthesia, anaesthetic emergencies, first aid and resuscitation; (3) demonstrate practical knowledge of the principles of exodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery, such as bone removal, surgical extraction of teeth, removal of fractured tooth roots, removal of retained tooth roots, dental involvement of the maxillary sinus, impacted and unerupted third molars, impacted and unerupted canines, pre-prosthetic oral surgery, minor oral surgery related to orthodontics, and cysts and benign oral tumours of the jaws; (4) understand the principles of maxillofacial surgery related to preprosthetic, orthognathic, trauma surgery and the management of oral malignancies; and (5) demonstrate knowledge of diagnosis, treatment planning, methodology of treatment and the management of the complications of exodontics and minor oral surgery.
Assessment
This comprises a combination of formative and summative methods in the form of practical skill assessments (20 per cent), written assessments (50 per cent) and a final examination (30 per cent).

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Estie Kruger
Unit rules
Approved quota: 10—n/a
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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