DENT6807 Endodontics Clinical Practice I Part 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Semester 2Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
This is the first year clinical practice unit in 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 involves the comprehensive examination, diagnosis and management of patients that have been referred to the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) specialist Endodontic Clinic. Students are supervised during clinical sessions by specialist endodontists. On average, five half day sessions per week are devoted to the Endodontic Clinic over the three years of the course. Students are required to maintain a logbook, summarising all patients treated during their training, which is evaluated throughout the course.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced problem solving and diagnostic skills; (2) demonstrate advanced clinical management skills in endodontics; (3) articulate the value of specialist endodontic practice within the profession and community; (4) define and demonstrate the responsibility inherent in being a dental specialist; (5) integrate current knowledge with new information and research evidence, and apply this to dental practice; (6) demonstrate a respect for truth, intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship and clinical practice; and (7) use effective communication skills with colleagues, patients and the broader community.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) clinical logbook; (2) ongoing case assessments; 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
a Bachelor of Dental Science of this University
equivalent; a Pass in the primary examinations of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons
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
clinics: 5 half-day sessions per week (average)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
Students are required to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).

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.)


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

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

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


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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