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.
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.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Dr Kornelija Sfera, Dr Ernie Jennings
||Assoc. Professor Peter Johnson, Assoc. Professor Robyn Boase, Dr Kornelija Sfera, Professor Richard Stoll, Assoc. Professor Geoff Booth, Professor John Abbott, Dr Kate Miller, Dr Kevin Ang, Dr Anura Ariyawardana, Dr David Simcock, Dr Vahid Sakhaei Manesh, Dr Clara Jo, Professor Alan Nimmo, Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 52 hours on-campus > Lectures - Weekly introductory and summary lectures
- 25 hours on-campus > Tutorials - Home Group Tutorials (13) Small Group Synthesising Sessions (12)
- 78 hours on-campus > Practicals - Guided learning sessions and practicals: 2 x 3hrs per week
- 39 hours on-campus > Workshops/Seminars - Simulation clinic: 1 x 3hr session per week
- 12 hours - Integrative sessions
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (5%); digital media report (5%).
|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