DS2003 - Operative Dentistry 1
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
In this subject students will develop skills to competently restore and replace decayed
tooth structure with direct application of restorative materials, including amalgam
and composite resins. In addition, students will develop basic skills in indirect
restorative techniques. The replacement of lost teeth with removable appliances remains
an important part of dental practice, and an introduction to the materials and techniques
involved will be part of this subject. Continuing the basic practical training commenced
in DS1002, this subject will include an expanded range of simulated dentistry excercises
in preparation for clinically-based dentistry. Combining both theory and practical
training, this subject will increase the student's knowledge and understanding of
basic theory while developing the student's hands-on ability and clinical thinking.
Basic dental skills are covered, including taking a patient's medical history, practising
different types of cavity preparations, making impressions and basic periodontal treatment.
Allied to this, there will be an emphasis on professional attitude and ethical behaviour
in the clinical dental practice.
- Understand the aetiology of caries and the cariogenic process;
- Understand the role and principles of preventive dentistry in clinical practice;
- Understand the materials and processes associated with restorative dentistry;
- Demonstrate competency in preparing cavities and restoring permanent teeth in the
simulated environment in line with contemporary practice;
- Understand potential aetiologies and risk factors related to periodontal disease.
||DS1001 DS1002 BM1071 BM1072 CH1010 CH1013
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Vahid Sakhaei Manesh
||Assoc. Professor Robyn Boase, Dr Kornelija Sfera, Mr Stephan Fischer, Professor Richard Stoll, Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth, Dr Ernie Jennings, Dr Kevin Ang, Dr Vahid Sakhaei Manesh, Mrs Gloria Silcock, Mr Jan Du Bruyn, Dr Dileep Sharma, Mrs Amanda du Bruyn.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 13 hours tutorials
- 84 hours practicals - Pre-Clinical Simulation laboratory sessions
||end of semester exam (40%); other exams (50%); presentations (10%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||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
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