Course code ORHL2006
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


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



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

15. Demonstrate and apply the principles of infection control to the clinical situation;

16. Evaluate OH and 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;


  1. Dental occlusion
  2. Dental and orofacial pain
  3. Malocclussion and oral health
  4. Orthodontic practice
  5. Teamwork
  6. Professional responsibility

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Oral Health program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of ORHL1001, ORHL1003, ORHL1004, HUBS1106, ORHL2001 and ORHL2007

Assumed Knowledge

The learning from this course will be developed and integrated with aspects of clinical care throughout the rest of the Bachelor of Oral Health program

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Written examination

Professional Task: Clinical Assessment

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • Immunisation Requirements - Students must have up to date Vaccination Records.
  • National Police Certificate - Students must complete a National Police Check.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours



Face to Face Off Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Attendance at clinical sessions is mandatory.


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks