Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 87 (indicative) |
Total Time Commitment:
87 contact hours (indicative), 80 non-contact hours (indicative)
Successful completion of 1st Year Teaching Blocks 1 and 2 (Semester 1) DDS subjects.
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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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CoordinatorDr Rita Hardiman
Melbourne Dental School
4th floor, 720 Swanston Street
Telephone: +61 9341 1500
This subject is a continuation of Oral Structure and Function 1. It will be conducted as a preclinical subject and has the following components: radiography and radiology, growth studies, occlusion and complete dentures. Student learning in Block 3 will include: introduction to dental radiology; dental radiographic techniques and interpretation of radiographs. Human growth phases and the influence this has on the provision of dental treatment in the specialities of paediatric dentistry and orthodontics is also introduced.
The specialty of Prosthodontics will commence in Block 4 and will cover the changes of orofacial structures that occur after tooth loss and how these affect oral health and function. Students will also learn the construction of complete dentures through a series of interactive lectures, videos and laboratory practical sessions. "Occlusion" of the teeth will be learnt through lectures and preclinical laboratory practical sessions to provide students with the necessary skills for application in clinical dental practice in DDS 2nd year. Students will learn the process of mounting dentate maxillary and mandibular casts on a dental articulator and will acquire skills in construction of occlusal splints. This subject will include the learning of jaw relationships, teeth and muscles of mastication and the learning of articulators which are used for construction of indirect prostheses and for analysis of diagnostic casts during treatment planning.
100% attendance at CAL and practical/laboratory sessions is expected.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
2 x 15 minute OSCE-based removable prosthodontics clinical scenarios during Block 4.
Basker RM, Davenport JC (eds) 2002 Prosthetic Treatment of the Edentulous Patient Oxford:Blackwell Munksgaard
Berkovitz BKB, Holland GR and Moxham BJ (eds) 2009 A Colour Atlas and Text of Oral Anatomy,Histology and Embryology 4th ed, Mosby, St Louis
McCord JF and Grant AA 2000 A Clinical Guide to Complete Denture Prosthodontics (series of articles in the British Dental Journal)
Profitt W Contemporary Orthodontics, 4 th ed, Chapters 1-4
Zarb GA, Hobkirk J, Eckert S and Jacob R (eds) 2012 Prosthodontic Treatment of Edentulous Patients: Complete Dentures and Implant-Supported Prostheses, 13th ed, Mosby, St Louis
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Doctor of Dental Surgery |
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