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SDDM5426: Integrated Clinical Dentistry B4

This unit of study continues from semester one. Refer to semester one description. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Code SDDM5426
Academic unit Discipline of Orthodontic and Paediatric Dentistry
Credit points 8
SDDM5314 and SDDM5315 and SDDM5316 and SDDM5317 and SDDM5324 and SDDM5325 and SDDM5326 and SDDM5327
SDDM5425 and SDDM5427

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

  • LO1. Be able to design and provide appropriate partial and/or complete dentures for patients, including, understanding and demonstrating the specific requirements for relining, rebasing and repairing dentures and being able to adequately rectify problems following denture issue.
  • LO2. Assess and provide appropriate treatment plans for patients requiring fixed prosthodontic treatment needs, to be able to select the appropriate indirect materials for patients based on patient, tooth and material considerations. Understand the periodontal and restorative factors for implant therapy, including the augmentation and preservation of implants.
  • LO3. Be familiar with the general principles of periodontal regeneration (biology, techniques, materials, treatment outcome), and understand the different mucogingival surgical procedures and their indications in periodontal therapy. To understand the maintenance and long term prognosis of teeth and dental implants in periodontally compromised patients, and be familiar with complex/advanced cases requiring comprehensive periodontal treatment and restoration.
  • LO4. Understand and be able to recognise and treat early childhood caries. Understand the mechanism of action of fluoride and the role of systemic versus topical fluoride administration. This includes providing clinical care for paediatric patients treated in the specialist clinics at WCOH and SDH, and the general practice clinics on rotation to metropolitan and rural clinics (competently, empathetically and within reasonable time). This includes the use of local anaesthesia, rubber dam placement, PRR, GIC, amalgam and SSC restorations in primary molars, primary pulp therapy and extractions of primary teeth.
  • LO5. Describe the common orthodontic problems experienced by patients and how they are managed.

Unit outlines

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