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SDDM5213: Foundations of Clinical Dentistry B3

This unit builds on the fundamental concepts and procedures covered in year 1. New Disciplines such as Occlusion and Oral Surgery are introduced. Oral Surgery integrates head and neck anatomy with the principles and procedures associated with routine dental and oral surgical procedures, as well as pain management. This unit also provides students with more advanced information and the fundamentals of diagnosis and management of periodontal diseases. The foundations of Radiology and Prosthodontics are further developed introducing students with application of digital technology (CAD/CAM) in dental rehabilitation. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code SDDM5213
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 7
SDDM5111 and SDDM5112 and SDDM5113 and SDDM5114 and SDDM5121 and SDDM5122 and SDDM5123 and SDDM5124
SDDM5211 and SDDM5212 and SDDM5214

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

  • LO1. explain various types of periodontal diseases and their clinical attributes, perform initial diagnostics, formulate treatment plan, and execute initial periodontal therapy
  • LO2. demonstrate and describe the procedures for appropriately scanning a stone cast, preparing digital models, occlusal rims, and setting teeth
  • LO3. design simple removable partial dentures and draw removable partial denture components onto an odontogram and stone casts
  • LO4. explain the basic concept of oral implantology, describe osteogensis, implant type/structure, and discuss the basic management of a simple single tooth implant case
  • LO5. discuss craniofacial growth, explain the relationship between chronological, biological, and dental age, and discuss orthodontic malocclusions, as well as various types of orthodontic treatment
  • LO6. describe the main functions of the skeletomotor system of the jaws, use facebow to articulate the study casts in the articulator, assess the accuracy of the articulated casts, carry out simple adjustments, and explain and demonstrate occlusal splint application and design using both traditional and CAD-CAM methods
  • LO7. demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively administer local anaesthesia and extract teeth
  • LO8. describe important development aspects of a child, recognise the normal pattern of tooth development and eruption, recognise and manage common dental anomalies, and common soft tissue pathologies.
  • LO9. demonstrate the ability to systematically analyse diagnostic imaging and elaborate differential diagnoses in intraoral, extraoral radiographs, and computed tomography.