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Unit Overview


This unit is an introduction to comprehensive oral clinical examination involving the disciplines of Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Endodontics as well as Cariology and Radiology. The topics covered include occlusion in permanent teeth, elements required for a comprehensive oral clinical examination, biomaterials used for direct coronal restorations, and single and two surface tooth restorations.

6 points
Not available in 2023UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) module 1 - Describe the normal occlusion in permanent teeth; (2) module 1 - Describe the elements required for a comprehensive oral clinical examination; (3) module 2 - describe the biomaterials used for direct coronal restorations; (4) module 2 - Execute single-surface tooth restorations; and (5) module 2 - Execute two or more surface tooth restorations.


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

SLO 3,4, 5; (2) written assessment

SLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; and (3) practical I

SLO 4, 5. 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 assessment SLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and practical I SLO 4, 5 components.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Amr Fawzy
Unit rules
Enrolment in
Doctor of Dental Medicine 90860 and either DENT4122 Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences 2
or (IMED3003 Body systems and disease III
and IMED3004 Body Systems and Disease IV)
DENT4221 Diagnostic and surgical sciences 3, DENT4231 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 1,
and DENT4233 Restorative and rehabilitative sciences 3
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.
Contact hours
Teaching Day 8 hr
Lecture slot 1 hr
Clinic slot 3 hr
Practical slot 3 hr
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