PROFESSIONAL ORAL HEALTH PRACTICE A

DOH1OHA

Not currently offered

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the professional practice of dentistry/oral health with an emphasis on foundational skills and knowledge. You will be introduced to the preclinical dental simulation laboratory and will begin to develop skills and knowledge that will later be applied to preventive, periodontal and restorative procedures. The scope of dental practice, law, ethics and working safely are covered. By the end of the subject, you will be expected to have achieved basic level competency in preclinical skills including infection control, occupational health and safety, the selection and management of specific dental instruments and materials, non-surgical periodontal instrumentation techniques, and the use of rotary and hand instruments. You will acquire basic skills in interviewing dental patients and acquiring and recording patient information relevant to the oral health care process. You will also begin to appreciate the complex interplay between the social environment and the oral health of individuals and groups .

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorMark Gussy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled into the following courses: HBOHSB and HZHSDD

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsORH1IOS OR ORH1POH

Equivalent subjectsORH1POH

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Dental hygiene theory and practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDarby & Walsh

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Edition/Volume3rd Edition

PublisherElsevier

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Dental Radiography Principles and Techniques

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorIanucci & Howerton

YearN/A

Edition/Volume4th edition

PublisherSuanders

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Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLee & Bishop

YearN/A

Edition/Volume5TH edition

PublisherPearson

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Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSummitt JB

Year2006

Edition/Volume3rd edition Revised

PublisherQuintessence

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Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root Instrumentation

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorNield-Gehrig

YearN/A

Edition/Volume7th edition

PublisherWippencott Williams & Wilkins

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Illness and Well-being: Perspectives and Determinants

Resource TypePrescribed

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AuthorLiamputtong et al

Year2012

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PublisherOxford University Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the importance of, and undertake basic information data collection required in the oral health care process
02. Demonstrate the safe and effective use of hand and rotary instruments in a simulated dental environment.
03. Identify the determinants of health and describe the principles of disease prevention to support behavioural and environmental changes to optimise oral and general health
04. Undertake basic dental procedures including the application of infection control and principles of occupational health and safe practice in simulated and controlled clinical environments.
05. Discuss the legislation relevant to dental practice, including scope of practice for dental practitioners in Australia, and describe the relevant codes of conduct with relation to patient rights, professional behaviour and complaints procedures
06. Create and manage dental records according to guidelines/regulations using multiple technologies
07. Deliver planned oral health promotion/health education interventions to individuals and groups
08. Identify basic dental materials/agents and describe their use in the maintenance/promotion of oral health

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