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Prevention in Special Needs Dentistry - DENT5243

Year - 2020

This unit of study provides the students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of Preventive Dentistry beyond prevention in common dental settings, towards effective preventive strategies in more challenging clinical settings, only infrequently encountered in general dental practice, but of frequent occurrence in Special Needs Dentistry. In particular, students are to develop an improved understand of the epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis, and preventive management strategies for dental disease, including caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer, appropriate to specialist clinical practice in Special Needs Dentistry.

clinical and practical sessions; lectures; didactic learning; self-directed learning

1 x continous didactic participation (20%); mid semester assignment (10%); end of semester assignment (50%); clinical viva voce (10%); general viva voce (10%)

Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry. H Limeback. D28 Edition, Iowa State University Press, 2012; Prevention of Oral Disease, JJ Murray, JH Nunn, JG Steele. 4th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2003; Special Care In Dentistry. Handbook Of Oral Health. 1st Edition. C Skully, PD Dies, N Kumar. Churhill Livingston. 2006

Assumed knowledge
Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation


DENT5200 and GSDD5001 and DENT5241


physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Discipline of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Diagnostics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Avanti Karve
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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