Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 75 (indicative) |
Total Time Commitment:
75 contact hours (indicative) 16 non-contact hours (indicative)
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Joseph Palamara
Melbourne Dental School
4th floor, 720 Swanston Street
Telephone: + 61 3 9341 1500
In Block 1 of this subject, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of biomaterials and biomechanics related to dentistry, the broad groupings of materials applied to clinical practice and methods used for testing materials. Students will also learn the processes and materials needed for impression taking and construction of a special impression tray.
Students will also develop initial manual dexterity skills and self-evaluation skills using the Simodont Dental Trainers.
In Block 2, students will be introduced to the concept and evidence of minimal intervention dentistry and how it relates to non-surgical management and surgical treatment of dental caries and restoration of teeth (Conservative Dentistry). Students will gain knowledge of dental materials commonly used for direct restorative procedures and the instrumentation utilised for surgical management of dental caries. They will also engage in pre-clinical laboratory tasks on manikins to develop skills in surgical management of dental caries.
On completion of this subject, the student will:
be competent to analyse:
demonstrate skills in:
Anusavice KJ, 2003 Phillip's Science of Dental Materials 11 th ed, Elsevier (Saunders)
Banerjee A and Watson TF 2011 Pickard’s Manual of Operative Dentistry 9 th ed, Oxford University Press
Schwartz RS, Summitt JB and Robbins JW 2003 Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach 3 rd ed, Quintessence
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Doctor of Dental Surgery |
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