UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

DENT4201 Endodontics and Fixed Prosthodontics

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Centre of Western AustraliaFace to face
Content This Unit will provide an introduction to the management of dental caries, dental treatment planning, an understanding of, and how to diagnose, pulp, root canal and periapical diseases, and an understanding of occlusion. Students will also learn the clinical skills required to treat dental caries, pulp, root canal and periapical diseases and to provide full coronal indirect restorations.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the stages of comprehensive dental treatment; (2) explain the rationales behind a systematic approach to managing a comprehensive dental treatment; (3) identify the oral health care needs of simple cases involving the dentate and edentulous and partially dentate patient; (4) describe the causes of pulp and periapical diseases including the progression and its consequences; (5) describe endodontic infections and the microbiology of pulp and periapical diseases and describe the pulp and periapical inflammatory processes; (6) diagnose pulp and periapical diseases inclusive of performing additional diagnostic tests; (7) apply conservative pulp treatments; (8) perform instrumentation techniques and root filling techniques; (9) diagnose and manage concurrent endodontic and periodontal diseases; (10) explain the current concepts which describe the occlusion and occlusal parafunctions; (11) analyse the occlusal scheme of the patient and perform occlusal adjustment and equilibration; (12) describe the indications and contraindications of full coronal coverage; (13) explain the biomechanics principles of design for full crowns; (14) discuss the mechanical and chemical properties of the materials used for manufacturing full crowns; (15) perform soft tissue management to facilitate tooth preparation and impression; (16) perform tooth preparation for full metal, porcelain fused and all ceramic crowns; (17) produce full crowns using dental CAD/CAM technologies; (18) take impressions for full coronal coverage; (19) produce and insert temporary crowns; (20) explain the criteria used to assess endodontic treatment and various possible treatment outcomes following endodontic treatment; (21) describe and perform endodontic re-treatment procedures where appropriate; and (22) recognise the cases where periapical surgery is required for persistent periapical diseases and identify when to refer patients for specialist endodontic assessment and management.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) seven modules, which will have various formative assessments; (2) and the following summative assessments: a quiz (Module 1) (outcomes 1, 2, 3); (3) three one-hour written assessments (Modules 2, 3, 4) (outcomes 4–9, 20–22); (4) an MCQ (Modules 5, 6) (outcomes 10–19); (5) literature review assignment (Modules 5,6) (outcomes 10–19); (6) and an SAQ (Modules 5,6) which will all be held throughout the semester (outcomes 10–19); (7) pre-clinical, clinical and practical work are assessed continuously (every session) throughout the semester. (Modules 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) (outcomes 6–9, 15–19, 21); and (8) cariology clinic clinical assessment (continuous) pass/fail (BARRIER) (outcomes 1–4). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Winthrop Professor Paul Abbott
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 Cariology, DENT4106 Introduction to Operative Dentistry, DENT4107 Introduction to Pain Control, DENT4108 Introduction to Removable Prosthodontics
Co-requisites: DENT4202 Immunology, Pathology and Periodontics, DENT4203 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 1, 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 165 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/DENT4201/TS-B-1/2017

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