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Unit Overview


This is the first part of the third-year clinical practice unit in Prosthodontics in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. It involves the comprehensive examination, diagnosis and management of patients that have been referred to the OHCWA Specialist Prosthodontics Clinic. Students are supervised during clinical sessions by specialist prosthodontists. On average, five half-day sessions per week are devoted to the prosthodontic clinic over the three years of the course. Students are required to maintain a logbook, summarising all patients treated during their training. This logbook is assessed throughout the unit and at the end of the third year of the course by the external examiner(s). The content will develop the fundamental skills for specialist prosthodontic clinical practice including oral rehabilitation with fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics. Students will learn through clinical management of patients while being supervised by specialist prosthodontists, together with pre-clinical exercises, laboratory work, workshops, and student case presentations.

12 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) produce a correct diagnosis and formulate a proper treatment plan for restoring oral functions and communicate them to patients with complex prosthodontic needs; (2) perform appropriate clinical treatment for restoring the oral functions and maintaining oral health for patients with complex prosthodontic needs; (3) perform the diagnosis and management for patients with disorders of the temporomandibular joint in the context of prosthodontic rehabilitation; (4) perform the diagnosis and management for patients with orofacial pain in the context of prosthodontic rehabilitation; (5) perform the diagnosis and management of dental occlusion and occlusal dysfunction in the context of prosthodontic rehabilitation; (6) perform professionally in the educational and clinical settings; (7) prioritise challenges to professionalism and reflect on professional behaviours in the clinical setting; (8) prioritise critical and insightful self-reflection of their own personal values, well-being, personal difficulties and professional performance; and (9) evaluate professionalism challenges and respond with insightful self-reflection by implementing effective management strategies.


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

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Adam Hamilton
Unit rules
Enrolment in
90840 Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (ID 100)
and DENT6887 Prosthodontics Theory II (Part 1) (ID 6644)
and DENT6888 Prosthodontics Theory II (Part 2) (ID 6645)
and DENT6889 Prosthodontics Clinical Practice II (Part 1) (ID 6652)
and DENT6890 Prosthodontics Clinical Practice II (Part 2) (ID 6646)
and DENT6895 Prosthodontics Research Dissertation (ID 6651) 1st Semester of 2nd Year DCD
and DENT6895 Prosthodontics Research Dissertation (ID 6651) 2nd Semester of 2nd Year DCD
DENT6891 Prosthodontics Theory III (Part 1) (ID 6647)
And DENT6895 Prosthodontics Research Dissertation (ID 6651)
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Clinical Camera - (a) Full frame SLR, (b) 100mm Macro lens, (c) Ring flash, (d) Dental Photographic mirrors (estimated cost - $2000-$4000 )
(2) Headlights and Loupes (estimated cost - $1000-$2000)
(3) Rubber mixing bowl, spatula, wax knife, Lecron carver, plaster knife, PKT waxing kit (estimated cost - $777)
(4) Artex CR Fully Adjustable Articulator: Face bow, Mounting plates, Mounting jigs (estimated cost - $1628).
Contact hours
Clinics: 15 hours per week (average)
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