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Unit Overview


This core unit comprises lectures and tutorials on the theoretical aspects of the basic management of oral and maxillofacial surgical cases. The areas covered include patient history taking and examination, together with experience in the assessment and selection of special investigations; assessment and surgical removal from the jaws of simple erupted, unerupted and ectopic teeth; appreciation of the role of surgery in the management of acute and chronic periapical disease; pre-prosthetic surgery; diagnosis and management of cysts of the jaws and related structures; investigation and management of disorders of the salivary glands; exposure to current methods of investigation, diagnosis and surgical management of dentofacial deformity; recognition and conservative and surgical management of sinus disease of odontogenic origin; assessment and the primary management of injuries to the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region; diagnosis and management of disorders of the temporomandibular joint and associated structures; recognition and management of oral manifestations of systemic disease; exposure to the techniques of general anaesthesia, sedation and general pain control; recognition and management of pre-malignant lesions of the oral cavity and diagnosis of oral malignancies; and familiarisation with operating theatre procedures, with particular reference to operating theatre safety and infection control.

6 points

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


Hupp, J. R. et al. Contemporary Maxillofacial Surgery, 5th edn: Mosby 2008

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