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Unit Overview


This unit is a continuation of the DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry 1 unit from 1st Semester It will be taught in conjunction with the DENT4219 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2 unit. Students will perform comprehensive oral clinical examinations, diagnose the presenting problems and formulate treatment plans for their patients. They will provide clinical treatments pursuant to the patient's needs and the individual student's ability. As the Semester progresses, more procedures may be undertaken under the supervision of experienced academic and clinical staff. Personal and professional development will continue throughout the Semester.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) examine patients clinically to diagnose teeth requiring single indirect restorations; (2) explain the principles and biological rationale for single indirect restorations, and plan appropriate clinical treatment for teeth requiring single indirect restorations; (3) examine patients clinically to diagnose when full dentures are required; (4) explain why full dentures are required to restore the dentition and oral functions; (5) explain the principles and biological rationale for full dentures, and plan appropriate clinical treatment for patients who require full dentures; (6) describe the indications and contra-indications for the biomaterials used for full dentures; (7) explain the biological and mechanical principles of full denture design and construction; (8) outline the clinical and technical stages required to produce full dentures; (9) develop the clinical skills necessary to construct and insert full dentures in a simulation environment; and (10) demonstrate personal and professional development.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessments; (2) practical assessments; and (3) professional behaviour assessment (Pass/Fail). 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, practical assessments, and professional behaviour assessment (Pass/Fail) components.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Laura Dalton-Ecker
Unit rules
Enrolment in
91860 Doctor of Dental Medicine
and DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1
and DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2
and DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3
and DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1
DENT4216 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 1
And DENT4217 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 2
And DENT4218 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 1
Approved quota: 56—50 domestic and 6 international places
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 or contact your Faculty Office).
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) Replacement costs for borrowed dental equipment (estimated cost - $20-$5000)
(6) Headlights and Loupes (estimated cost - $1000-2000).
Contact hours
Approximately 5 hours per week (2 lectures per week
average 3 hours practical/clinical sessions per week)
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