Dental Practice 2

Subject 511-226 (2008)

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Credit Points: 50.000
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 232 hours of lectures, tutorials, practical/laboratory classes, problem-based learning (PBL) and clinical activities
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Year 1 subjects.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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 Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Margaret Stacey
Subject Overview:

This subject comprises three modules:

Oral Biology: The causation, natural history, clinical appearance and prevention of dental caries and periodontal diseases and the treatment of periodontal diseases; the biochemistry of teeth, supporting structures and saliva; the molecular nature of odontogenesis and biomineralisation, calcium phosphate chemistry and oral diseases and mucosal immunity; history taking, examination, diagnosis and treatment planning in the clinical context; local analgesia administration.

Human Development and Behaviour: The physical and pyscho-social concepts relating to the growth and development process, emphasising normal patterns; growth and maturation, cognitive and emotional development and functioning; oral anatomy and histology; aspects of radiography.

Dental Materials Science and Conservative Dentistry: Materials used in conservative operative procedures when treating dental caries and operative/surgical interventions for dental caries.

Assessment: Three 2-hour written examinations, one at the end of Semester 1 and two at the end of Semester 2, assessment of preclinical and clinical work throughout the year and continuing and PBL assessment. Students will be permitted to proceed to clinical work only after having satisfactorily completed the preclinical units.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Berkovitz BKB, Holland GR and Moxham BJ 1992A Colour Atlas and Text of Oral Anatomy,

Histology and Embryology 2 nd ed, Wolfe Medical

Bhaskar SN (ed) 1990Orban's Oral Histology and Embryology 11 th ed, Mosby

Takei H, Newman MG and Carranza FA Jr 2002Carranza's Clinical Periodontology 9 th ed,



Lindhe J, Kagging T and Lang N 2003Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry 4th ed,



Wilson TG and Kornman KS 2002 Fundamentals of Periodontics Quintessence

Jordan RE, Abrams L and Kraus BS 1992Kraus' Dental Anatomy and Occlusion 2 nd ed, Mosby

Schwartz RS, Summitt JB and Robbins JW 2001 Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry. A

Contemporary Approach 2 nd, ed, Quintessence

Anusavice KJ 2003Phillips' Science of Dental Materials 11 th ed, Saunders

England MA 1990 A Color Atlas of Life Before Birth: Normal Fetal Development Wolfe Medical

Falkner F and Tanner JM 1986 Human Growth Vol 2 Postnatal Growth 2 nd ed, Plenum Press

Gainsford ID and Dunne SM 1992Silver Amalgam in Clinical Practice 3 rd ed, Wright

Geboy MJ, Muzzio TC and Stark AM 1985Communication and Behavior Management in

Dentistry Williams and Wilkins

Jacobson A 1995Radiographic Cephalometry from basics to video imaging Quintessence

Kidd EAM and Joyston-Bechal S 1997Essentials of Dental Caries: The Disease and its

Management 2 nd ed, Oxford University Press

Kidd EAM and Smith BGN 1996Pickard's Manual of Operative Dentistry 7 th ed, Oxford

University Press

Moore KL and Persaud TVN 1993The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology 5 th ed,


Mount GJ 1994 An Atlas of Glass Ionomer Cements: A Clinician's Guide 2 nd ed, Dunitz

Murray JJ (ed) 1996Prevention of Oral Disease 3 rd ed, Oxford University Press

Nizel AE 1989 Nutrition in Preventive Dentistry: Science and Practice, 3 rd ed, Saunders

Sinclair D and Dangerfield P 1998 Human Growth after Birth 6 th ed, Oxford University Press

Ten Cate AR 1998Oral Histology: Development, Structure and Function 5 th ed, Mosby - Year

Book Inc

Thylstrup A and Fejerskov O 1994Textbook of Clinical Cariology 2 nd ed, Munksgaard

Tyas MJ and Harcourt JK (eds) 2006 Practical Guides for Successful Dentistry 6 th ed,

Australian Dental Association

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

  • Independent learning
  • Critical reasoning
  • Manual dexterity
  • Precision, accuracy and self-evaluation

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dental Science

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