Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 75 (indicative) |
Total Time Commitment:
75 contact hours (indicative) 16 non-contact hours (indicative)
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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Joseph Palamara
Melbourne Dental School
Currently enrolled students:
In Block 1 of this subject, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of biomaterials and biomechanics related to dentistry, the broad groupings of materials applied to clinical practice and methods used for testing materials. Students will also learn the processes and materials needed for impression taking and construction of a special impression tray.
Students will also develop initial manual dexterity skills and self-evaluation skills using the Simodont Dental Trainers.
In Block 2, students will be introduced to the concept and evidence of minimal intervention dentistry and how it relates to non-surgical management and surgical treatment of dental caries and restoration of teeth (Conservative Dentistry). Students will gain knowledge of dental materials commonly used for direct restorative procedures and the instrumentation utilised for surgical management of dental caries. They will also engage in pre-clinical laboratory tasks on manikins to develop skills in surgical management of dental caries.
On completion of this subject, the student will:
be competent to analyse:
demonstrate skills in:
Anusavice KJ, 2003 Phillip's Science of Dental Materials 11 th ed, Elsevier (Saunders)
Banerjee A and Watson TF 2011 Pickard’s Manual of Operative Dentistry 9 th ed, Oxford University Press
Schwartz RS, Summitt JB and Robbins JW 2003 Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach 3 rd ed, Quintessence
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Doctor of Dental Surgery |
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