DENT6802 Endodontics Theory I Part 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This is the first year theory unit for Endodontics in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. The unit is taken over two semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. The unit consists of seminars on the theoretical aspects of endodontics. Topics are covered at a basic level during the early stages of the unit and increase in complexity throughout the unit. The material covered depends on the needs of the individual student, the work previously performed in the course, the clinical needs of patients being treated by the student, and the relevance to current literature in endodontics.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) evaluate, synthesise and apply the literature relevant to endodontics; (2) demonstrate advanced problem-solving and diagnostic skills; (3) demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the specialty of endodontics through discussion, interpretation and evaluation in written and oral presentations; (4) demonstrate knowledge of the international context and sensitivities related to endodontics; (5) articulate the value of specialist endodontic practice within the profession and community; (6) interpret original research; (7) define and demonstrate the responsibility inherent in being a dental specialist; (8) provide leadership within the dental and allied professions; (9) integrate current knowledge with new information and research evidence, and apply this to dental practice; (10) manage the competing demands on one's time; (11) demonstrate a respect for truth, intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship; and (12) use effective communication skills with colleagues, patients and the broader community.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class presentations; (2) written examination; and (3) oral examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Winthrop Professor Paul Abbott
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
a Bachelor of Dental Science of this University or equivalent; a Pass in the primary examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons or equivalent; and at least two years' full-time equivalent experience in general dental practice
Advisable prior study:
endodontics textbooks and journals
Approved quota: 1
Contact hours
seminars: 4 hours per week (average)
Note
Students are required to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).
Text

Abbott, P. V. Endodontics and Dental Traumatology: an Overview of Modern Endodontics: Teaching manual, 1999 (A copy of this manual is supplied to every student.)


Recommended reading

Andreasen, J. O. and Andreasen, F. M. Essentials of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, 2nd edn: Munksgaard 2000

Andreasen, J. O. et al. Textbook and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, 4th edn: Blackwell Munksgaard 2007

Bergenholtz, G. et al. Textbook of Endodontology, 2nd edn: Wiley Blackwell Publishing 2010

Cohen, S. and Hargreaves, K. M. Pathways of the Pulp, 9th edn: Mosby Elsevier 2006

Dionne, R. A. et al. Management of Pain and Anxiety in the Dental Office: WB Saunders Co. 2002

Hargreaves, K. M. and Goodis, H. E. Seltzer and Bender's Dental Pulp: Quintessence Publishing Co. 2002

Ørstavik, D. and Pitt Ford, T. R. Essential Endodontology: Prevention and Treatment of Apical Periodontitis, 2nd edn: Wiley Blackwell Publishing 2007

Torabinejad, M. and Walton, R. E. Principles and Practice of Endodontics, 4th edn: Saunders Elsevier 2009

Journals

Australian Endodontic Journal: Wiley Blackwell Publishing

Dental Traumatology: Wiley Blackwell Publishing

Endodontic Topics: Wiley Blackwell Publishing

International Endodontic Journal: Wiley Blackwell Publishing

Journal of Endodontics: Elsevier Inc.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics: Elsevier Inc.

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