Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2

Subject DENT90076 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 26-Jan-2015 to 22-May-2015
Assessment Period End 12-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 18-Feb-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 24-Apr-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 54 hours (indicative)
Total Time Commitment:

54 contact hours (indicative), 16 non-contact hours (indicative)


Successful completion of all 2nd year DDS 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:


Dr Siew-May Loo


Melbourne Dental School

4th floor, 720 Swanston Street

Telephone: + 61 3 9341 1500


Subject Overview:

This subject is a continuation of Child and Adolescent Oral Health 1 (Semester 2 of 2nd year). It will be conducted as a pre-clinical and clinical subject and has 2 components: Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject. students should have achieved competencies in:

  1. assessing human growth and development from childhood, through adolescence and early adulthood;
  2. accurate history-taking, clinical oral examination and patient management of children and adolescents;
  3. intra-oral radiography procedures and local analgesia administration in the child patient;
  4. basic treatment planning for child and adolescent patients.
  1. 1 x 1 hour written paper on Orthodontics and paediatric dentistry at the end of Block 2 (Semester 1) (30%)
  2. Continuing clinical assessment of the treatment of patients receiving orthodontic and paediatric dentistry care through a clinical log book assessed by the clinical supervisor (criteria provided) at the end of each session and presentation of a journal article at a seminar, throughout Blocks 1 and 2 (20%)
  3. 1 x 1 hour combined paediatric dentistry and orthodontics Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), end of Block 2 (50%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Cameron AC and Widmer RP, 2008 Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry 3rd ed, Mosby

Hall RK 1994 Pediatric Oro-facial Medicine and Pathology Chapman and Hall Medical

Koch G, Poulsen S 2009 Pediatric Dentistry: A Clinical Approach 2nd ed, Wiley-Blackwell

McDonald RE, Avery DR and Dean JA 2011 Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent 9th ed Mosby

Profitt WR, Fields HW, Ackerman JL, Sinclair PM, Thomas PM and Tulloch JFC 2007 Contemporary Orthodontics 4th ed, Mosby

Scully CM and Welbury R 1994 Color Atlas of Oral diseases in Children and Adolescents Wolfe

Therapeutic guidelines – Oral and Dental. Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, Melbourne, 2007

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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