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DS2003 - Operative Dentistry 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School 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. Students will also develop an understanding of the principles of dental radiography, with a specific focus on intra-oral radiography.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perform a range of dental restorative procedures in the simulated dental environment;
  • Demonstrate competency in occlusal fissure sealing, preparing cavities and restoring permanent teeth in the simulated environment;
  • Understand the materials and processes associated with basic removable prosthodontic;
  • Understand the cariology process and the properties of dental materials used;
  • Understand the basic concepts in dental radiography.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: DS1001 DS1002 BM1071 BM1072
Corequisites: DS2001


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 84 hours practicals - Pre-Clinical Simulation laboratory sessions
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (50%); presentations (10%).

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