Specialist Dental Practice 2

Subject DENT90075 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Jun-2015 to 24-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 13-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 22-Jul-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 115 hours (indicative)
Total Time Commitment:

115 contact hours (indicative) and 35 non-contact hours(indicative)


Successful completion of all Semester 1 (Teaching Blocks 1 and 2) DDS third year subjects.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Dr Kenny Chong


Melbourne Dental School

4th floor, 720 Swanston Street

Telephone: + 61 3 9341 1500

Email: enquiries@dent.unimelb.edu.au


Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to the specialty areas of dental practice related to the provision of complex dental care including fixed prosthodontics and implants, clinical prosthodontics including crowns and bridges, overdentures and clinical endodontics. Students will learn about the principles and clinical and laboratory techniques associated with these areas of clinical dental practice.

Learning Outcomes:

Students should:

  1. be able to perform an endodontic examination;
  2. be able to formulate an accurate endodontic diagnosis;
  3. have developed skills to assess the endodontic case difficulty and be able to decide if a patient should be referred;
  4. be able to perform endodontic treatment in more complicated cases;
  5. have developed further clinical skills in restoring broken down teeth with indirect restorations – full coverage fused metal crowns, all metal crowns, direct core build up and cast post cores;
  6. be able to apply the principles of osseointegration of implants;
  7. be familiar with different implant components and their usage in a clinical setting;
  8. have developed skills in providing patient centred care to patients requiring complex restorative procedures.
  1. 1 x 2 hour written paper on Prosthodontics and Endodontics at the end of Block 4 (40%)
  2. 1 x 1 hour OSCE exam on Prosthodontics and Endodontics at the end of Block 4 (40%)
  3. Continuing clinical assessment of patient log book throughout Blocks 3 and 4 (20%).

Completion of endodontic treatment on 3 teeth (one of which must be a multi-canal tooth) and completion of fixed prosthodontics treatment of 3 crowns and 1 cast post and core and submission of all endodontic and fixed prosthodontics case logs are required to sit the 2 hour written exam at the end of Block 4.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Rosenstiel ST, Land MF and Fujimoto J 2006 Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics 4th ed, Mosby Elsevier

Torabinejad M, Walton RE 2009 Endodontics: Principles and Practice 4th ed, Saunders, Philadelphia, Pa., London

Worthington P, Lang BR and Rubenstein, JE 2003 Osseointegration in Dentistry: An Overview, Quintessence

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students should:

  1. be able to access new knowledge from different sources, analyse and interpret it in a critical manner
  2. develop skills in effective communication with teaching staff and peers
  3. develop effective organizational skills and time management
  4. develop skills in team work and develop skills of workplace safety
  5. be able to identify and address their own learning needs.

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