INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL PRACTICE
Credit points: 60
In this subject students will develop the skills established in previous clinical placement subjects. The subject has four modules. Clinical operative entry level skills, including paediatric treatment, radiography, treatment planning approaches and theories of minimal intervention, will be introduced and linked to simulated clinical procedures. Students will be introduced to the specialities of dentistry and how they interrelate to each other and general clinical practice. Emphasis will be on the speciality of periodontics, including advanced instrumentation. Clinical exposure will begin by way of non-invasive sessions, with a focus on desired professional attributes of the clinician, development of knowledge of materials and armamentarium, infection control procedures and making of a dental record.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorIan Terrill
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites DEN1DSB & PHE3BRH
Co-requisites DEN2MED & DEN2DPH & DEN2CGD
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Fundamentals of operative dentistry: a contemporary approach||Prescribed||Summitt, JB, Robbins, JW & Schwartz, RS 2006||3RD EDN, QUINTESSENCE.|
|Readings||Applied dental materials||Recommended||McCabe, JF & Walls, AWG 2008||9TH EDN, BLACKWELL, MUNKSGAARD.|
|Readings||Dental radiography: principles and techniques||Recommended||Iannucci (Haring), J & Howerton, L 2005||ELSEVIER.|
|Readings||Handbook of pediatric dentistry||Recommended||Cameron, A & Widmer, R 2010||ELSEVIER.|
|Readings||Preservation and restoration of tooth structure||Recommended||Mount, GJ & Hume WR 2005||KNOWLEDGE BOOKS AND SOFTWARE.|
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Bendigo, 2014, All Year, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Alexander
One 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"41 hours of tutorials"
Nine 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"A total of 89 hours of lectures"
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"144 hours of lab classes"
Three 6.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"18 hours of clinic"
Evidence Based Learning
One 12.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"12 hours of EBL learning over the year"
|one 30-min online quiz (500-word equivalent)||5|
|one 5-min individual presentation (250-word equivalent)||3|
|one 500-word written assignment||5|
|one group PBL written and oral presentation (1,000-word oral/500-word written equivalent)||10|
|reflective journal (1,000-word equivalent)||5|
|two 2-hour written examination (4,000-word equivalent)||Please see subject learning guide for specific percentages and hurdle requirements||30|
|two 3-hour and one 1-hour pre-clinical exams (operative) (5,000-word equivalent)||35|
|two 45-min online quizzes (1,500-word equivalent)||7|