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DENT6391: Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics 1B

This unit provides advanced didactic training at the postgraduate level in advanced prosthodontics. It concentrates on the development of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis and synthesis of information on advanced prosthodontics including implant dentistry. Teaching and learning under guidance via tutorials, journal discussions, self directed study, seminar preparation and delivery. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code DENT6391
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 6
DENT6390 and DENT6392 and DENT6011
Assumed knowledge:
Knowledge of prosthodontics at least to the level of a graduate diplomate in prosthodontics

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

  • LO1. understand and be capable of informed discrimination when evaluating the merits of conflicting philosophies with regard to the biological and physical rationale for the occlusal, clinical and laboratory procedures employed in the diagnosis, construction and delivery of different types of prostheses for the patient with advanced prosthodontic needs.
  • LO2. demonstrate detailed knowledge in endodontics, involving diagnosis of endodontic status, prognosis, the endodontic-periodontal relationship, evaluation of endodontic success and current concepts in endodontic treatment
  • LO3. demonstrate a detailed knowledge of biomaterials expected of a specialist prosthodontist including, but limited to those used in oral rehabilitation, endodontics, periodontics and maxillofacial surgery
  • LO4. demonstrate a detailed knowledge of orthodontics required of a specialist in prosthodontics in order to manage interdisciplinary straightforward and complex orthodontic-prosthodontic cases in children and adults.
  • LO5. demonstrate detailed knowledge in use of surgical periodontology techniques required of a specialist in prosthodontics including but not limited to the relationship between periodontal health and prosthodontic treatment, crown lengthening, hemi-section and peri-implant tissue management.
  • LO6. demonstrate detailed understanding of the importance of maintenance and the management of complications in relation to fixed and removable prosthodontics
  • LO7. demonstrate a working knowledge of dento-legal ethics and regulatory law expected of a specialist in prosthodontics

Unit outlines

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