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Unit Overview


This is the second 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.

Professional Behaviour Requirements - Please refer to the Dental School Handbook regarding requirements and consequences of non-compliance, which can delay course progression and/or graduation, depending on circumstances.

12 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face

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; (7) use effective communication skills with colleagues, patients and the broader community; (8) display professional behaviour in the educational and clinical settings,; (9) discuss challenges to professionalism and reflect on professional behaviours in the clinical setting; (10) display critical and insightful self-reflection of their own personal values, wellbeing, personal difficulties and professional performance; and (11) respond to professionalism challenges and insightful self reflection by implementing effective management strategies.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) clinical logbook; (2) ongoing case assessments; (3) oral examination; and (4) professional behaviour assessment (failed component). 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 professional behaviour assessment (failed component) component.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Mostafa Elkholy
Unit rules
DENT6807 Endodontics Clinical Practice I Part 1 (ID 2941)
and DENT6808 Endodontics Clinical Practice I Part 2 (ID 2942)
Approved quota: 1—students need to meet the prerequisites for this speciality
Contact hours
clinics: 5 half-day sessions per week (average)

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. 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


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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  • 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.