|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Subject chain:||DS1101 DS1102|
|Administered by:||College of Medicine & Dentistry|
This subject provides an introduction to the basic procedures associated with clinical dental practice. The basic techniques used in dentistry are introduced, with an emphasis on minimally invasive dentistry and preventive care. The morphology and development of the dentitions are explored, along with introductions to dental and soft-tissue charting, and the identification of dental caries and periodontal disease. Students are introduced to dental materials, along with their chemical and physical properties, and the factors that influence the choice of a particular material. The gastrointestinal tract will be explored, along with the impact of nutrition on oral health and disease, and the role of the dentist in nutritional counselling relating to oral health.
Satisfactory attendance is required at (pre)clinical placements. Satisfactory academic and professional standard, as described in the College Assessment Guidelines, must be achieved in order to progress
|DS1001 BM1071 CH1010 DS1002 BM1072 CH1013|
As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.
|Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 25-Aug-2022|
|Coordinator:||Dr Ernie Jennings|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Kornelija Sfera, Miss Sharron Long, Dr Erica Martin, Mr Stephan Fischer, Professor Richard Stoll, Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth, Assoc. Professor Andrew Lee, Professor John Abbott, Dr Kate Miller, Dr Mark Payne, Dr Kevin Ang, Dr Candy Mason, Assoc. Professor Anura Ariyawardana, Mr Jamie Mars, Dr David Simcock, Dr Amar Sholapurkar, Dr Alex Dancyger, Miss Jessica Watt, Mrs Gloria Silcock, Dr Clara Jo, Dr Kavita Rana, Mr Manjunath Rajashekhar, Professor Peter Thomson, Professor Alan Nimmo.|
The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.