Course code ORHL2006Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course integrates the knowledge of dental occlusion and malocclusion with clinical assessment and management of malocclusion and impact of occlusion on oral health.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Provide appropriate information and care for the orthodontic patient and community;
2. Remove orthodontic arch-wires, bands and attachments;
3. Take impressions and study models;
4. Describe contemporary orthodontic practice;
5. Describe the various elements of orthodontic therapy;
6. Describe the features and possible sequelae of dental occlusion and malocclusion;
7. Analyse how disease affects development, structure and function;
8. Analyse oral health needs of orthodontic patients;
9. Identify tooth wear and determine aetiology;
10. Discuss the placement and removal of orthodontic archwires, bands and attachments;
11. Discuss the methods and materials used to take impressions and construct study models;
12. Discuss presenting signs and symptoms of dental and orofacial pain;
13. Place rubber dam;
14. Place fissure sealants.

In addition, completion of the clinical component of this course will develop and consolidate the following clinical skills:

15. Demonstrate and apply the principles of infection control to the clinical situation;
16. Evaluate OH&S policies and procedures in any clinical situation;
17. Evaluate data obtained from oral health indices and other research methods;
18. Obtain and analyse a detailed history from a patient;
19. Recognise situations that are beyond experience, competence or legal guidelines;
20. Analyse how disease affects oral development, structure and function;
21. Collect and assess dietary information;
22. Interpret a treatment plan and discuss the relative merits of restorative and prosthetic treatment options;
23. Evaluate the benefits and limitations of teamwork in oral health care;
24. Select and safely manipulate dental biomaterials;
25. Analyse the need for topical medications at community and individual level.
26. Evaluate the functions and adverse effects of drugs and medications used in oral health care;
27. Evaluate plaque control methods;
28. Discuss the need for, and methods of, mechanical removal of plaque;
Content1. Dental occlusion
2. Dental and orofacial pain
3. Malocclussion and oral health
4. Orthodontic practice
5. Teamwork
6. Professional responsibility
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThe learning from this course will be developed and integrated with aspects of clinical care throughout the rest of the Bachelor of Oral Health program.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
ClinicalAssessment of competency and participation in clinical activities throughout the semester.
Examination: Formal2 hour written examination in exam period.
Quiz - On-lineAssessment of clinical knowledge.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 7 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Clinical: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Oral Health
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of ORHL1001, ORHL1003, ORHL1004, HUBS1106, ORHL2001 & ORHL2007. Students must meet mandatory NSW Ministry of Health Verification requirements, have a Working with Children and Young People Declaration and a WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ORHL2006