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This unit builds on the fundamental knowledge and skills gained in the previous years of the DMD course. It is a continuation of the clinical disciplines that were introduced in the Integrated Dental Practice 1 and 2 (IDP 1, IDP 2) units – that is, Periodontics, Endodontics, Restorative Dentistry (including Prosthodontics), Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. In addition, the relevant concepts of general surgery, general anaesthesia, oral medicine, orofacial pain, oral pathology and dento-maxillofacial surgery will be taught. Students will learn to perform tooth extractions, manage post-extraction complications, assess and diagnose oral diseases, and conduct diagnostic tests.
Students will continue to provide clinical dental treatments pursuant to their patient's needs and the individual student's abilities. Students work in the clinics under the supervision of experienced academic and clinical staff. As the Semester progresses, the number and complexity of procedures undertaken will increase. Students will also be rostered to various specialist dental clinics to observe and participate in the management of patients requiring specialist dental treatment. Personal and professional development will continue throughout the Semester and students will continue working on the group research project that was commenced in 2nd Year of the DMD course - this project will continue throughout the remainder of the DMD course.
- 24 points
Availability Location Mode First year of offer Not available in 2023 UWA (Perth) Face to face
Students are able to (1) examine patients clinically to diagnose and assess teeth that require restoration following endodontic treatment; (2) explain the principles and biological rationale for the restoration of endodontically-treated teeth using direct and indirect restorations, including the use of posts and cores; (3) explain the biological and mechanical principles of tooth preparation for endodontically-treated teeth that require restoration; (4) outline the clinical and technical stages required to restore endodontically-treated teeth; (5) develop and demonstrate competence in the clinical skills necessary to restore endodontically treated teeth in a simulation environment and in the clinic; (6) outline the typical clinical findings to enable the diagnosis of the normal variations and the various pathological conditions, including systemic conditions that have oral manifestations, that occur in the oral mucosa and associated structures; (7) examine patients clinically and arrange diagnostic tests to diagnose the various oral pathological conditions and the oral manifestations of systemic conditions; (8) explain the clinical management of the various oral pathological conditions and the oral manifestations of systemic conditions; (9) develop and demonstrate competence in the clinical skills necessary to manage oral pathological conditions and the oral manifestations of systemic conditions; (10) examine patients clinically to diagnose oral and dental conditions that require surgical management and apply the principles and biological rationale of oral surgical treatment to the clinical management of patients requiring oral surgery; (11) explain the clinical aspects and the management of oro-facial infections; (12) explain the indications, contraindication, techniques, side effects and complications of sedation and general anaesthesia in dentistry; (13) develop and demonstrate competence in the clinical skills necessary to perform tooth extractions and minor dento-alveolar surgical procedures, and explain the management of post-extraction complications; (14) describe the early and late development of the permanent dentition; (15) demonstrate competency in cephalometric and space analyses; (16) explain the principles and applications of biomechanics in orthodontics; (17) define the different types of removable orthodontic appliances; (18) develop and demonstrate competence in the clinical and laboratory skills necessary to construct and adjust removable orthodontic appliances in a simulation environment; (19) examine patients clinically to diagnose when removable partial dentures are required and plan appropriate clinical treatment for those patients; (20) explain the principles and biological rationale for removable partial dentures and why they are required to restore the dentition and oral functions; (21) describe the indications and contra-indications for the biomaterials used for removable partial dentures, and explain the biological and mechanical principles of removable partial denture design and construction; (22) the clinical and technical stages required to produce removable partial dentures and develop and demonstrate competence in the clinical and laboratory skills necessary to construct and insert removable partial dentures in a simulation environment; (23) examine patients clinically to diagnose conditions requiring multiple indirect restorations, and plan appropriate clinical treatment for patients requiring multiple indirect restorations; (24) explain the principles and biological rationale for multiple indirect restorations including the biological and mechanical principles of tooth preparation for multiple indirect restorations of teeth; (25) describe the indications and contra-indications for the biomaterials used for multiple indirect restorations of teeth; (26) outline the clinical and technical stages required to produce CAD/CAM multiple indirect restorations of teeth; (27) develop and demonstrate competence in the clinical skills necessary to perform multiple indirect restorations in a simulation environment; (28) explain the common causes and mechanisms of oro-facial pain; (29) outline the clinical examination and tests required to diagnose oro-facial pain, including temporo-mandibular disorders, and outline their management; (30) explain the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and clinical management of advanced periodontal conditions; (31) explain the aetiology, clinical manifestations and management of dental anomalies and the common oral and dental conditions in children and adolescents; (32) use risk assessment principles to inform treatment planning for paediatric dental patients; (33) apply common behavioural management techniques for children and adolescent patients in the clinical setting; (34) develop further the group research project that was commenced in 2nd Year of the DMD course and which will continue throughout the remainder of the DMD course; (35) produce the relevant documentation required for the research project; (36) develop competence in clinical dental practice through the provision of dental care to patients; (37) compose and implement periodontal, endodontic, and restorative dental treatment plans, and plan the other dental treatment needs for patients; (38) perform as an observer and, where appropriate, as the operating clinician, in specialist dental clinics; and (39) demonstrate personal and professional development.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessments; (2) practical assesments; and (3) professional behaviour (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 assesments, and professional behaviour (Pass/Fail) components.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Victor Matsubara
- Unit rules
- DENT3001 Body Systems 1.
DENT3002 Body Systems 2.
DENT3003 Anatomy and Oral Sciences.
DENT3004 Introduction to Clinical Dentistry.
DENT3005 General Medicine and Pharmacology.
DENT3006 Biofilm Sciences and Cariology.
DENT3007 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 1.
DENT3008 Dental Public Health and Research Methodology.
DENT4212 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 1.
DENT4213 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 2.
DENT4214 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 2 Part 3.
DENT4215 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 1.
DENT4216 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 1.
DENT4217 Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry 3 Part 2.
DENT4218 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 1.
DENT4219 Introduction to Clinical Dental Practice 2 Part 2.
Approved quota: 56—50 domestic and 6 international
- 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) Headlights and Loupes (estimated cost - $1000-2000)
(6) Replacement costs for borrowed dental equipment (estimated cost - $20-$5000).
- Contact hours
- 8 lectures per week
average 21 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.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.