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DS2004 - Operative Dentistry 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry

In this prosthodontics subject students will develop the skills to handle materials used in the manufacture of dentures, crowns and other restorative components that are constructed in the laboratory for patient use. The manufacturing process will be demonstrated for the more complex casting and crown production, but students will be expected to become skilled in the construction, processing and fitting of a full and partial denture. A detailed understanding of occlusion and dental materials will be required. Students will also re-enforce and expand their restorative skills in the simulation setting. The expanded skills will include treatment of deciduous teeth.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a sound knowledge of occlusion and the construction and fitting of dentures;
  • Demonstrate competency in handling materials in restorative dentistry;
  • Understand the preparation and manufacturing processes for porcelain crowns, inlays and other dental castings;
  • Continue to expand the performance (within the simulated environment) of operative dentistry procedures, including the development of skills in the restoration of deciduous teeth.

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 reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: DS1001 DS1002 BM1071 BM1072
Corequisites: DS2005


Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars - Integrative Sessions
  • 117 hours - Pre-Clinical sessions
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (15%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of set competency tasks. Students must pass all components of assessment to pass the subject.

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