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SDDM5212: Foundations of Clinical Dentistry A3

This unit will build on Year 1 to prepare students for patient care. The management and restoration of dental caries will be further developed with an introduction to primary care clinical practice and integrated treatment planning. Didactic and simulated practical sessions will develop the students understanding of more complex clinical presentations of Tooth Conservation and Endodontics. The student will further develop an understanding of anxiety, pain, phobias, anger and stress and the application of appropriate behavioural strategies Ethics and law will be expanded and Population Oral Health aspects will be presented in a broader context. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code SDDM5212
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 6
SDDM5111 and SDDM5112 and SDDM5113 and SDDM5114 and SDDM5121 and SDDM5122 and SDDM5123 and SDDM5124
SDDM5211 and SDDM5213 and SDDM5214

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

  • LO1. demonstrate disciplinary knowledge in tooth conservation and technical skills in more complex cavity design and restorations using direct restorative materials. Discuss and demonstrate the removal of caries and the application of therapeutic agents
  • LO2. demonstrate disciplinary knowledge in endodontics and technical skills in more complex endodontic procedures (2 canals)
  • LO3. discuss the caries management system and demonstrate its application in the clinical context
  • LO4. develop professional identity, recognising clinical professional obligations as members of a registered health profession, and understand the elements of health law that impact clinical practice. Explain consent, open disclosure and reporting obligations of the dental healthcare professional. Demonstrate communication skills in consent, anxiety and pain
  • LO5. discuss the impact of smoking on population oral health. Develop an understanding of early childhood oral health and Indigenous oral health and their challenges.