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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 DENT4218 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1 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. Students will also begin their group research project that will be undertaken throughout the remainder of the DMD course. Personal and professional development will continue throughout the Semester.

Professional Behaviour Requirements - Please refer to the Dental School Handbook regarding requirements and consequences of non-compliance, which can delay course progression and/or graduation, depending on circumstances.

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

Students are able to (1) examine patients in the clinical setting to diagnose periodontal conditions; (2) apply the principles and biological rationale of periodontal treatment to the clinical management of patients with periodontal conditions; (3) demonstrate competence in the clinical skills needed to treat patients with periodontal conditions through the clinical management of such patients; (4) examine patients in the clinical setting to diagnose pulp, root canal and peri-radicular conditions; (5) compose and implement periodontal, endodontic and simple restorative dental treatment plans, and plan the other dental treatment needs for patients; (6) develop competence in clinical dental practice through the provision of dental care to patients; (7) demonstrate personal and professional development; (8) design, develop and participate in a group research project that will be undertaken throughout the remainder of the DMD course; and (9) prepare the relevant documentation required for the research project.


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 Manorika Ratnaweera
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).
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
Approximately 5 hours per week (2 lectures per week
average 3 hours practical/clinical sessions per week)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • 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.