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DENT6883 Prosthodontics Theory I Part 1
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This is the first part of the first-year theory unit in Prosthodontics for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit.
The unit provides the theoretical foundation of the clinical practice of prosthodontics including diagnosis, comprehensive treatment planning, oral and maxillofacial rehabilitation, and maintenance of oral functions (mastication and phonetics), patient related quality of life, dento-facial aesthetics, and health of patients with prosthodontic needs. The first-year theory units introduce students to the theoretical aspects of prosthodontics, allowing them to understand the scientific and clinical philosophies current in the discipline.
This unit within the DCD program in prosthodontics will encompass the following areas of knowledge:
• prosthodontic assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning, including the endodontic, orthodontic and periodontic interfaces
• classical and contemporary literature in the fields of prosthodontics and oral implantology
• the principles involved in the design and laboratory manufacturing of prostheses for the restoration and/or replacement of oral and maxillofacial structures
• contemporary tooth replacement with removable, fixed and implant prostheses
• fundamentals of oral tissue regeneration, tissue biology and the surgical aspects of implant prosthodontics
• maxillofacial prosthodontics
• dental material science and applications in prosthodontics and oral implantology
• the principles of occlusion and occlusal rehabilitation
• the principles of phonetics and speech pathology related to prosthodontics
• the management and treatment planning of complex cases with interdisciplinary engagement
• the principles and application of pharmacology in prosthodontic practice and oral implantology
• prosthodontic considerations of airways and sleep disorders, including their relation to oral manifestations of tooth wear and overall patient wellbeing, and
• the basis and management of orofacial pain
Students will be introduced to theoretical knowledge on the clinical practice of prosthodontics through prescribed readings, seminars, tutorials, discussions and student presentations. Seminars prepared by students are presented to the entire DCD Prosthodontic cohort.
- Students are able to (1) apply the basic principles of prosthodontic assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning, including the endodontic, orthodontic and periodontic interfaces; (2) compare classical and contemporary literature in the fields of prosthodontics and oral implantology; (3) outline the basic principles involved in the design and laboratory manufacturing of prostheses for the restoration and/or replacement of oral and maxillofacial structures; (4) outline the options for contemporary tooth replacement options with removable, fixed and implant prostheses; (5) outline the fundamentals of oral tissue regeneration, tissue biology and the surgical aspects of implant prosthodontics; (6) analyse the patients in need of maxillofacial prosthodontics; (7) analyse dental material science and the applications in prosthodontics and oral implantology; (8) analyse the principles of occlusion and occlusal rehabilitation; (9) analyse the basic principles of phonetics and speech pathology related to prosthodontics; (10) analyse the management and treatment planning of complex cases with interdisciplinary engagement; (11) analyse the basic principles and application of pharmacology in prosthodontic practice and oral implantology; (12) analyse the basic prosthodontic considerations of airways and sleep disorders, including their relation to oral manifestations of tooth wear and overall patient well-being; and (13) analyse the basis and management of orofacial pain.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessment and (2) seminar presentations. 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 written assessment and seminar presentations components.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Adam Hamilton
- Unit rules
- Enrolment in 90840 Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (ID 100)
- 6 Points Unit(s) DENT6885 Prosthodontics Clinical Practice I Part 1 (ID 6608) , 6 Points Unit(s) DENT5603 Dental Research Methodology (ID 2888) , 6 Points Unit(s) PUBH4401 Biostatistics I (ID 698)
- Contact hours
- Seminars: 4 hours per week (average)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- 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.