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DENT5034: Restorative Paediatric Dentistry Part 1

2024 unit information

This course covers all the clinical aspects of prevention, repair and maintenance of the primary and permanent dentition in children and adolescents. The importance of sound diagnostic criteria leading to the creation of rational treatment plans is emphasised. The candidate should develop a sound understanding of differing treatment philosophies, materials and techniques. The importance of flexibility in treatment techniques to coincide with the advances in dental materials is stressed. It will aim to ensure that Trainees have an evidenced-based approach to clinical paediatric dentistry and are expert in the delivery of clinical care. This course will be the foundation of clinical practice in this discipline. They should become proficient in the restoration of the primary and young permanent dentition and understand the uses and limitations of restorative and endodontic materials used in paediatric dentistry.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

Code DENT5034
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate proficient knowledge of restorations of the primary and young permanent dentitions
  • LO2. demonstrate proficient knowledge of pulp therapy
  • LO3. demonstrate proficient knowledge of evidenced-based practice
  • LO4. demonstrate proficient knowledge of delivery of care in relation to disease risk
  • LO5. assess success and to critically self-assess
  • LO6. demonstrate knowledge in materials used in paediatric dental practice: amalgam, glass ionomers, composite resins for anterior and posterior teeth, stainless steel crowns, fissure sealants, advanced prosthodontics
  • LO7. demonstrate clear knowledge in concepts in minimal intervention dentistry and a preventive approach to practice
  • LO8. demonstrate clear knowledge in the social factors that influence success
  • LO9. demonstrate clear knowledge in the restorative options in the care of the medically compromised patient.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Westmead, Sydney

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