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DENT6371: Foundation: Fixed and Removable Pros

This unit provides the foundations to advanced clinical training at the postgraduate level in clinical fixed and removable prosthodontics. The focus is on comprehensive understanding and delivery of complete and partial removable prostheses. In fixed prosthodontics, focus is on comprehensive preclinical procedures, case identification, diagnosis, multidisciplinary treatment planning and initial phase management. Candidates are required to plan and complete pre-treatment laboratory procedures using conventional and CAD CAM protocols. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code DENT6371
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 6
DENT6382 and PAIN5023 and DENT6000
Assumed knowledge:
Knowledge of fixed and removable prosthodontics at least to the level of a DMD graduate

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate understanding and competence in patient evaluation, gathering of relevant data for risk assessment, treatment planning, diagnosis and treatment sequencing for straightforward and advanced uni- and multi-disciplinary cases requiring prosthodontic rehabilitation.
  • LO2. Demonstrate understanding and competence in the provision of complex amalgam and resin restorations as well as all intracoronal and extracoronal tooth preparations for direct and indirect restorations using conventional analogue and digital workflows
  • LO3. Demonstrate understanding as well as clinical and laboratory competence in conformative and straightforward diagnoses and clinical rehabilitation of the dentate, edentulous and partially edentulous patient with fixed and removable prostheses using conventional analogue and CAD CAM workflows
  • LO4. Demonstrate understanding and competence in the use of magnification in clinical and laboratory prosthodontics
  • LO5. Demonstrate understanding and competence in the diagnosis and clinical management of patients with orofacial pain.
  • LO6. Demonstrate intercollegial communication skills and efficiency, respectful and informative communication skills with patients to facilitate treatment decisions and eliciting genuine informed consent.
  • LO7. Show participation and adequate performance in class discussions and develop a culture of self study and learning.
  • LO8. Demonstrate respectful, professional and ethical affective skills and behaviour between peers, senior and junior staff.