Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Fifty five hours comprising 34 hours of lectures, 15 hours of seminars and 6 hours of clinical tutorials. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Successful completion of all 3rd year BDSc subjects.|
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Anu Polster
Melbourne Dental School
4th Floor, 720 Swanston Street
Telephone: +61 3 9341 1500
This subject comprises Community Dental Health, Periodontics, Cariology and Prevention.
Community Dental Health covers the diversity of institutions involved in the delivery of dental care in Australia, particularly Victoria, and issues related to the dental workforce. It also covers the application of the behavioural sciences to the management of common psychological and psychosocial features encountered in dental practice.
Periodontics covers the treatment of severe periodontal cases following on from treatment undertaken in earlier years and integrates periodontics into other restorative disciplines. Treatment planning of the periodontal patient using cases and the student's patients is also addressed.
Cariology and Prevention covers the primary prevention of dental caries and the further management of caries in dental patients with an emphasis on caries risk and management of patients with a dry mouth.
On completion of this subject, students should:
a) the diversity of factors associated with the prevention of dental caries and periodontal disease and the potential for their control;
b) the delivery and evaluation of dental care in both public and private sectors;and
c) the relationship between oral and general health in elderly persons, and the role of the dental profession in the advocacy of health for all including elderly persons.
(2) Have developed:
a) the communication and psychomotor skills necessary for providing total patient care in a general dental practice setting;
b) skills in:
· critical listening and case presentation;
· promotion of oral care, in particular sports injuries to the mouth;and
c) an awareness of the importance of total patient care;
a) the concept and practice of ongoing total patient care in the prevention, identification, assessment and treatment of oral diseases - as opposed to the episodic management of symptomatic oral problems;
b) the concept and practice of maintaining oral health; and
c) an awareness of the range of differing dental health care needs of individuals and groups within the community and the diversity of the methods needed to provide them.
Community Dental Health :
Ministerial Review of Dental Services in Victoria 1986 Vic Govt Print Office
Burt BA and Eklund SA 1992 Dentistry, Dental Practice and the Community 4 th ed, Saunders
Geriatric Dentistry :
Holm-Pedersen P and Löe H 1996 Textbook of Geriatric Dentistry 2 nd ed, Munksgaard
Takei H, Newman MG and Carranza FA Jr 2006 Carranza's Clinical Periodontology 10 th ed, Saunders or
Lindhe J, Karring T and Lang N 2008 Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry 5th ed, Munksgaard
Preventive Dentistry :
Murray JJ (ed) 1996 Prevention of Oral Disease 3 rd ed, Oxford University Press
Nizel AE 1989 Nutrition in Preventive Dentistry: Science and Practice Saunders
Wahlqvist ML (ed) 1988 Food & Nutrition in Australia 3 rd ed, Nelson
Fejerskov O and Kidd E 2008 Dental Caries – The Disease and its Clinical Management 2 nd ed, Munksgaard
Newbrun E 1989 Cariology 3 rd ed, Quintessence
Thylstrup A and Fejerskov O 1994 Textbook of Clinical Cariology 2 nd ed, Munksgaard
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Dental Science |
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