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SDDM5215: Foundations of Dentistry 2

2024 unit information

In this unit, students will participate in various learning activities to continue to develop foundational knowledge and skills needed for dental practice. Concepts of digital health systems, record keeping, consent and respect for privacy /confidentiality as applicable to clinical practice are introduced in the context of the regulatory framework of the health workforce in Australia. The unit continues a program of learning in the oral and systemic biosciences. Students continue development of knowledge and skills in tooth restoration, endodontics, periodontics, radiography and prosthetics in simulation and laboratory settings and local anaesthesia and oral surgery are added. Further experience in clinical settings fosters engagement with the patient interview, dental examination and assessment, and the codesign of treatment plans in simulated cases.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry

Code SDDM5215
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 18
SDDM5115 and SDDM5125
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Tooth Conservation - To apply and translate the disciplinary knowledge and practical skills of preclinical tooth conservation in patient care
  • LO2. Endodontics - Develop and demonstrate disciplinary knowledge and practical technical skills in endodontic procedures
  • LO3. Radiology - Understand and apply systematic strategies to describe various abnormalities observed in the most common diagnostic imaging modalities. Understand how the principles of systematic description correlate to the elaboration of differential diagnoses. Develop knowledge to safely apply principles of extraoral imaging techniques in simulation and clinical practice.
  • LO4. Evidence Based Practice (EBP) - Critically appraise evidence to determine reliability, validity and applicability to a patient context.
  • LO5. Periodontics - Understand and be able to explain various types of periodontal diseases and their clinical attributes, perform initial diagnostics, formulate treatment plan, and execute initial periodontal therapy
  • LO6. Oral Surgery - Develop knowledge to enable safe and efficient removal of teeth, thought effective pre-, peri- and post-operative management of patients requiring tooth removal.
  • LO7. Local Anasthesia - Develop knowledge and practice to safely and effectively administer local anaesthetic solutions to patients.
  • LO8. Prosthodontics - Integrate knowledge from evaluation and management of the completely edentulous patient with newly acquired knowledge to evaluate and manage the partially edentulous patient with removable prostheses.
  • LO9. Oral and Systemic Bioscience (OSB) - Apply integrated oral and systemic bioscience knowledge and scientific inquiry skills to critically analyse diverse oral health needs across lifespan.
  • LO10. Cariology - Developing competence in assessment, examination and diagnosis of dental carious lesions using both ICDAS and DiIAGNOdent tools and gaining experience in implementing the caries management system CMS).
  • LO11. Digital Dentistry - Understand basics of digital tehnology use in dental profession. Understand and describe why and how data may/should be collected and presented in secure way and without breach of privacy
  • LO12. Occlusion - 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
  • LO13. Intergrated Clinics - Develop and demonstrate skills/competence in initial assessment, examination, diagnosis and treatment planning of patients
  • LO14. Population Oral Health - Demonstrate understanding of disciplinary knowledge in planning, implementing, and evaluating oral health programs for diverse populations, employing strategies for comprehensive patient care and oral health promotion.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Surry Hills, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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