Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 81 (indicative) |
Total Time Commitment:
81 contact hours (indicative), 80 non-contact hours (indicative)
Successful completion of all 1st Semester (Teaching Blocks 1 and 2) 2nd Year DDS subjects.
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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
CoordinatorDr Siew-May Loo
Melbourne Dental School
Currently enrolled students:
This subject is a continuation of Growth Studies which is a component of Oral Structure and Function 2 in first year. It will be conducted as a pre-clinical subject and has 2 components: Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.
In the specialty of Paediatric dentistry, student learning will include: oral diagnosis and treatment planning for children; sealants and preventive resin restorations; dental radiographic techniques pertaining to children and adolescents; restorative procedures in primary and mixed dentition; behaviour management of pre-cooperative children in a clinical setting; conscious sedation and general anaesthesia for young patients; techniques of administering local anaesthesia to young patients; fluoride therapies; cleft lip and palate; molar incisor hypomineralisation; pulpal therapy for children; oral pathology in infants and young children; gingivitis and periodontal disease in children; management of dento-alveolar trauma in children; dietary counselling for families; space maintenance; management of traumatic injuries in the primary dentition; crossbite management and infant's first dental visit.
In the speciality of orthodontics, student learning will include the following: knowledge in applying common terminology related with dento-facial growth and development; endocrinology of human growth; appreciation of qualitative and quantitative measurements of growth and development; appreciation of the relevance of growth assessment in the clinical setting; identification of how occlusion develops from the primary to permanent dentition and arch dimensional changes that occur in this time and familiarity with the use of common interceptive treatments and orthopaedics in treatment planning.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to achieve the following in relation to paediatric dentistry:
In relation to orthodontics, students should also:
Cameron AC and Widmer RP 2008 Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry 3 rd 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 2 nd ed, Wiley-Blackwell
McDonald RE, Avery DR and Dean JA 2011 Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent 9 th ed, Mosby
Profitt WR, Fields HW, Ackerman JL, Sinclair PM, Thomas PM and Tulloch JFC 2007 Contemporary Orthodontics 5 th 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, 2012
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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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