DENT6883 Prosthodontics Theory I Part 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
This is the first-year theory unit in Prosthodontics for the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfill the requirements of the unit. The areas covered are general restorative materials, indirect restorative techniques materials, occlusion, diagnosis and treatment planning, fixed prosthodontics, and endodontics-prosthodontics interdisciplinary management. The unit is delivered through prescribed readings, seminars, tutorials, discussions and student presentations.
Students are able to (1) explain the legislative framework of the dental profession in Australia inclusive of medico-legal and ethical responsibilities of a specialist dentist; (2) complete a comprehensive clinical examination, establish relevant oral diagnosis and develop a comprehensive treatment plan; (3) present the occlusal determinants, describe the functional parameters of occlusion and identify occlusal changes; (4) present the materials used for indirect coronal restorations and explain the biomechanics of indirect coronal restorations and fixed partial dentures; (5) describe the clinical and technical procedures involved in indirect coronal restorations and fixed partial dentures; and (6) discuss the endodontics concerns in fixed prosthodontics.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examination; (2) oral examination; and (3) CEX. 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 oral examination and CEX components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Bob Hotinski
Unit rules
Bachelor of Dental Sciences, Doctor of Dental Medicine of this University
equivalent; a pass in the primary examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons; and at least two years full-time equivalent experience in general practice
Students are required to be registered with AHPRA for the duration of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840).
Contact hours
contact hours: 79; assessment hours: 4; self-directed learning: 67 hours
  • 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.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.