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SDDM5316: Integrated Clinical Dentistry B1

This unit of study will introduce students to the management of common denture-related problems frequently encountered in practice and includes repairs and reline procedures. More advanced rehabilitation procedures involving overdentures will also be introduced as well as the fundamental theoretical and technical framework for fixed prosthodontics. The crucial importance of the supporting soft and hard tissues will be emphasised by intensive exposure to diagnosis and management of common periodontal diseases with a focus on non-surgical periodontal therapy. This unit also aims to provide the student with the practical application of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning of simple malocclusions and interceptive cases. The learning sessions in paediatric dentistry will include restorative options (including pulp therapy), medically compromised patients, syndromes and clefts, and caries. Students will also learn to provide total patient care to the rapidly growing, diverse and dynamic aging population by addressing the complexities of management of individual medical, nutritional, and preventive care required. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code SDDM5316
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 7
SDDM5211 and SDDM5212 and SDDM5213 and SDDM5214 and SDDM5221 and SDDM5222 and SDDM5223 and SDDM5224
SDDM5314 and SDDM5315 and SDDM5317

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

  • LO1. Assess, interpret and manage the complex needs of partially and fully edentulous patients through sound clinical reasoning and evidence-based clinical care, within the scope of practice as defined by the Australian dental board
  • LO2. Assess a tooth and its restorative needs and be able to carry out restorative procedures upon any tooth following appropriate treatment planning, with the aim of providing a stable and sound foundation. To be able to prepare a tooth for either a metal ceramic, all ceramic or all metal crown.
  • LO3. Understand the complete clinical course of diagnosis, screening, and the treatment of patients with STAGE I, II, III & IV periodontitis. Students will be able to accomplish a complete, structured, and customised periodontal treatment for patients with mild to moderate periodontal tissue destruction and achieve stability of periodontal tissues.
  • LO4. Understand the place of adjunctive orthodontic, restorative and prosthetic treatment in the definite phase of therapy.
  • LO5. Obtain a thorough medical history from aged patients which includes medication and psychosocial history, and describes factors that influence the older persons dental needs and ability to obtain care, and coordinate dental care with medicine and other allied health care disciplines such as pharmacy, social work and nursing.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.