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Unit Overview


This unit equips students with knowledge and understanding of principles of jurisprudence and practice management, and they acquire competency in managing maxillofacial trauma and infections.

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

Students are able to (1) describe the concepts related to commensal and potentially pathogenic micro-organisms; define the clinical features, investigation and management of primary or reactivated infections of oral soft tissues; describe clinical features of infections in immunocompromised patients; describe the biomechanics of maxillofacial trauma; describe the initial management of a trauma patient; describe the presentation, investigations and the management of fractures of the facial skeleton, mandible, zygomatic complex; describe the presentation and management of multiple trauma and (2) diagnose dental and oral injuries; provide emergency treatment for dental injuries; manage the various types of tooth reabsorption; manage incomplete developed teeth following injury; provide long-term management of injured teeth; explain and promote strategies to prevent dental trauma.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral and maxillofacial surgery written examination MCQ and extended matching questions (EMQ); (2) dento-alveolar trauma written (Failed Component) examination SAQ; and (3) OMFS clinical 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 dento-alveolar trauma written (Failed Component) examination SAQ component.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Maryam Jessri
Unit rules
DENT4205 Conservative Dentistry and Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth
and DENT4206 Advanced Prosthodontics
and DENT4207 Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2
and DENT4208 Exodontics and General Medicine
DENT5305 Special Needs Dentistry and Orofacial Pain.
DENT5307 Complex Oral Rehabilitation 2.
DENT5308 Child and Adolescent Comprehensive Oral Care 2 and Research
Approved quota: 56—domestic (50) and international (6); for school leavers—rural (3), Metropolitan Pathway (3), Indigenous (3), high academic achievement (5), international (3); for graduates—rural (2), Metropolitan Pathway (2), Indigenous (2), international (3), graduates (30)
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