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Unit Overview


This unit builds on the fundamental knowledge whilst also including more advanced aspects of the clinical disciplines of Periodontics and Endodontic diseases. Students will also attain the clinical skills required to treat pulp, root canal and periapical diseases in simulation environments. Students will also learn the principles of diagnosis and treatment planning for the management of oral and dental diseases and to restore oral function. Personal and professional development will continue throughout the Semester.

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

Students are able to (1) apply the principles and biological rationale for periodontal treatment techniques; (2) plan appropriate clinical periodontal treatment for patients with periodontal conditions; (3) apply the principles and biological rationale for root canal treatment techniques in a simulation environment; (4) describe in detail the aetiology and pathogenesis of pulp, root canal and periapical conditions; (5) demonstrate competence in the clinical skills needed to treat endodontic conditions in a simulation environment; (6) use the clinical and therapeutic methods to establish a correct endodontic diagnosis and formulate appropriate treatment plans; (7) evaluate endodontic treatment and its outcomes, and plan the management of unfavourable endodontic treatment outcomes; (8) select the correct diagnoses and develop appropriate treatment plans for patients to control oral/dental diseases and to restore oral functions; (9) explain and communicate treatment plans to patients; and (10) display professional behaviour in the educational and clinical settings.


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

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Leticia Algarves Miranda
Unit rules
DENT4221 Diagnostic and surgical sciences 3 (ID 6661) DENT4231 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 1 (ID 6654) DENT4232 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 2 (ID 6655) DENT4233 Restorative and rehabilitative sciences 3 (ID 6656)
DENT4211 Developmental and behavioural sciences 1 (ID 6653) DENT4235 Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences 5 (ID 6658) 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 $3 - 11 each (estimated cost - $3 - 11 each)
(5) Headlights and Loupes $1000-2000 (estimated cost - $1000-2000)
(6) Replacement costs for borrowed dental equipment (estimated cost - $20-$5000).
Contact hours
Lectures 1 hr per week on average
Clinic 3 hrs per week on average
Practical/Pre-clinical 3 hrs per week on average
  • 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.