Paediatric Dentistry

Course code ORHL6002
Not available in 2015

Description

This course integrates knowledge of primary tooth morphology, pulpal physiology and clinical radiology with cavity design, restorative techniques and dental materials. This course builds on child psychology and behaviour management skills to an advanced level to enable students to provide clinical restorative treatment to young children. Students will participate in clinical and non-clinical teaching and will be required to keep a clinical portfolio.

Availability

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 2 - 2014.

Learning Outcomes

1. Have knowledge and skills required for understanding the development and behavioural management of the young child patient

2. Understand the influence of tooth morphology on restorative techniques in the primary dentition

3. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the principles of management of the different types of carious lesions in the primary dentition

4. Understand the principles of hard tissue and dental caries removal using slow and high speed instrumentation and hand instrumentation in the primary dentition

5. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of cavity design and classification, and pulp protection for the primary dentition

6. Describe in detail the lining and restorative materials in relation to their contents, properties, handling and use

7. Have the knowledge to manage trauma and dental injuries in the primary and permanent dentition

8. Have knowledge of disorders associated with dental exfoliation and eruption

9. Appreciate the factors influencing the selection of materials for the restoration of the primary tooth

10. Understand the principles and techniques for assessing pulp vitality and the management of deep carious lesions and pulpal exposures in the primary dentition

11. Have the knowledge and skills required to undertake pulp therapy in primary teeth and placement of stainless steel crowns on primary molars

12. Have knowledge and skills for managing special needs children and adolescents

13. Have a knowledge of classification of occlusion and an understanding of abnormalities of occlusion

Content

This course will contain fundamentals of:

  1. Child development, psychology and behaviour management
  2. Primary tooth morphology in relation to cavity design
  3. Pulpal physiology
  4. Clinical radiology and interpretation of radiographs
  5. Dental material science
  6. Management of the carious lesion in the primary dentition
  7. Management of pulpal pathology
  8. Restoration of the primary dentition (including placement of stainless steel crowns)
  9. Tooth isolation and moisture control in relation to tooth restoration
  10. Hand and rotary instrumentation for restorative procedures
  11. Management of dental trauma

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy.

Assumed Knowledge

ORHL6001

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

In Term Test: Practical

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Professional Task: Clinical

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.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 72 hour(s) per Term

Practicum is Clinical Placements for 24 hours per week for 6 weeks

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 60 hour(s) per Term

Integrated learning is Simulated clinical practice for 20 hours per week for 3 weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Pre-clinical course theory (Integrated Learning)for 2 hours daily prior to clinical placements

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 72 hour(s) per Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 19 hour(s) per Term