DENT6831 Orthodontics Clinical Practice I Part 1
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA) Face to face Semester 2 Oral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA) Face to face
- This is the first-year clinical practice unit in Orthodontics 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 Orthodontics Clinic. Students are supervised during clinical sessions by specialist orthodontists. On average, five half-day sessions per week are devoted to the Orthodontics Clinic over the three years of the course. Students are required to maintain comprehensive case records which are reviewed formally during and at the completion of the course.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced problem-solving and diagnostic skills; (2) demonstrate advanced clinical management skills in orthodontics; (3) articulate the value of specialist orthodontic 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) clinical assessment (ongoing); and (3) case presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Mithran Goonewardene
- 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:
- orthodontics textbooks and journals
Approved quota: 4—every second year
- Contact hours
- clinics: 5 half-day sessions per week; seminars: 3 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- Students are required to be registered with the Dental Board of Australia for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).
Enlow, D. and Hans, M. Essentials of Facial Growth: Elsevier 1996
Graber, T. et al. Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques: Elsevier Science Health Science 2005
Nanda, R. Biomechanics and Esthetic Strategies in Clinical Orthodontics: Elsevier Science Health Science 2005
Proffit, W. R. et al. Contemporary Orthodontics: Elsevier Science Health Science 2006
Proffit, W. R. et al. Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity: Elsevier Science Health Science 2002
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