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DENT6382: Foundation: Restorative Dentistry

This unit provides the foundation to advanced didactic training at the postgraduate level in fixed and removable prosthodontics including implant dentistry. The didactic programme compliments the clinical training and activities with evidence-based information on advanced restorative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics. Active participation in regular journal clubs, seminars and workshops which are held to critically evaluate the current literature and gain the theoretical background required. The first year focus is on aetiology and multidisciplinary diagnosis of dental disease as well as comprehensive treatment planning and sequencing with holistic patient centred management. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code DENT6382
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Knowledge of fixed and removable prosthodontics at least to the level expected of a graduated DMD student

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

  • LO1. demonstrate detailed knowledge of the normal anatomy and physiology of the head and neck
  • LO2. demonstrate detailed knowledge in oral biology of the evolutionary and embryological development of the oral and cranio-facial structures, stomatognathic system and the natural dentition; form and function of the stomatognathic system; mastication; oro-facial feedback and defence mechanisms; tissue responses in the oro-facial region; bone growth; orthognathics
  • LO3. demonstrate detailed knowledge, expected of a specialist in prosthodontics, in oral microbiology, oral medicine and oral pathology. This should include hard and soft oral tissues and not limited to cariology, oral mucosal diseases; salivary gland disorders; pathology of bone and synovium; age changes in the oral tissues; histological diagnostic criteria for hard and soft tissue diseases; radiological signs for differential diagnoses;
  • LO4. demonstrate detailed knowledge In periodontology of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and classification of periodontal diseases; non-surgical treatment of routine and periodontally-involved cases
  • LO5. demonstrate detailed knowledge of the resorption patterns and the anatomy and classifications of the edentulous and partially edentulous jaws
  • LO6. demonstrate detailed knowledge of materials and methods used for direct and indirect restorations in fixed and removable prosthodontics using conventional analogue and digital pathways
  • LO7. demonstrate detailed knowledge of the history and biology of osseointegration as well as the diagnosis and management of straightforward implant cases
  • LO8. demonstrate working knowledge of surgical and restorative implant componentry including their materials, surface characteristics and manipulation.
  • LO9. demonstrate an understanding of the interdisciplinary relationship with periodontics, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.