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SDDM5223: Foundations of Clinical Dentistry B4

2024 unit information

This unit of study continues from semester one when three new disciplines are gradually introduced: Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Oral Implants. Students will be given basic information on cranio-facial growth/development, aetiological factors that causing malocclusions and major steps from diagnosis to a treatment plan for various orthodontic problems. The discipline of Paediatric Dentistry will provide clinical skills and competence necessary to manage paediatric patients in general dental practice. Oral Implant course in year 2 is designed to introduce students with concept of osseointegration and provide information related to components of different implant systems. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry

Code SDDM5223
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
SDDM5221 and SDDM5222 and SDDM5224
Assumed knowledge:

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 practically and theoretically the principles, effects, and hazards of x-radiation and the application of radiology within oral diagnosis and develop the practical skills in using the bisecting angle, paralleling techniques and OPG's.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Westmead, Sydney

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