Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2

Subject DENT90076 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

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

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


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:


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) and covers the practise of paediatric dentistry and orthodontics at a more advanced level.


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 2 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:

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 Colour Atlas of Oral Diseases in Children and Adolescents, Wolfe

Therapeutic Guidelines 2007 - Oral and Dental Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, Melbourne

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Critical analysis and interpretation of knowledge gained from different sources
  • Effective communication
  • Effective organisation
  • Time management
  • Team work
  • Workplace safety
  • Identification of own learning needs

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