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Unit Overview


This foundation unit will provide knowledge and clinical skills including relevant concepts in the disciplines of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry. Students will gain understanding of a range of topics including craniofacial growth, malocclusion, behavioural management techniques in children and adolescent patients, and comprehensive treatment planning for children.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) explain human growth and development; outline the development of the maxilla-mandibular complex and the face; explain the development of the primary and permanent dentitions; interpret psycho-social growth and development; (2) describe and apply common behavioural management techniques for children and adolescent patients.; (3) develop a comprehensive treatment plan for paediatric patients through an understanding of the principles and biological rationale for the treatment of paediatric dental conditions; (4) develop and demonstrate competence in the basic clinical skills needed to treat primary teeth in a pre-clinical environment; and (5) demonstrate professional behaviour.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessments

; (2) practical assessments; (3) OSCE assessment

; and (4) professional behaviour assessment. 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 written assessments , OSCE assessment , and professional behaviour assessment components.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Steven Naoum
Unit rules
Enrolment in
90860 Doctor of Dental Medicine (ID 19)
and DENT4221 Diagnostic and surgical sciences 3 (ID 6661)
and DENT4231 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 1 (ID 6654)
and DENT4232 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 2 (ID 6655)
and DENT4233 Restorative and rehabilitative sciences 3 (ID 6656)
DENT4234 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 4 (ID 6657)
And DENT4235 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 5 (ID 6658)
And DENT4236 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 6 (ID 6659)
Approved quota: 56—50 domestic, 6 international
50 domestic includes high academic achievement direct pathway 24 places, indigenous entry, rural 3 places and standard pathway graduate applicants 20.
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Laboratory coat (estimated cost - $42.00)
(2) Clinical Coat (estimated cost - $80-100)
(3) Safety Glasses (estimated cost - $30.00)
(4) Frasaco Teeth (estimated cost - $3 - 11 each)
(5) Headlights and Loupes (estimated cost - $1000-2000)
(6) Replacement costs for borrowed dental equipment (estimated cost - $20-$5000).
Contact hours
Lecture 1 hour per week average
Clinic 3 hours per week average
Practical sessions 3 hours per week average
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.