Clinical Dental Practice 3

Subject DENT90073 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jun-2016 to 21-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 11-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 20-Jul-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 174 (indicative)
Total Time Commitment:

174 contact hours (indicative), 64 non-contact hours (indicative)


Successful completion of all 1st Semester (Teaching Blocks 1 and 2) 2nd Year DDS subjects.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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 Felicity Crombie


Melbourne Dental School

Currently enrolled students:

Subject Overview:

This subject is a continuation of first semester subject "Clinical Dental Practice 2" and has the following components: Cariology, Periodontology, General Practice Clinic, Treatment Planning and Removable Prosthodontics.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

  1. understand the importance of diagnosis, treatment planning and accurate record taking in total patient care;
  2. apply the principles of practice in a clinical environment;
  3. appraise the patient/health professional relationship and its implications for behaviour in the delivery of dental care;
  4. understand the importance of the maintenance of oral health on the completion of a course of planned dental treatment;
  5. apply the concepts of total patient care and understand the dentist's responsibility for the safe and effective management of persons in the dental situation;
  6. apply precision, accuracy and self-evaluation in patient care;
  7. appraise the risks and hazards to protect and maintain a dentist's health;
  8. apply the principles involved in protecting oral tissues against diseases and the maintenance of oral functional integrity;
  9. discuss the philosophy underpinning the prevention and treatment of oral diseases;
  10. understand the fundamentals of the processes of dental caries and periodontal diseases;
  11. understand the process of caries management by risk assessment;
  12. provide appropriate pain management through the use of local analgesia;
  13. understand the sequelae of the loss of all or part of the dentition, and complete and partial denture therapy.

  • Continuing clinical assessment of patient care in removable prosthodontics throughout Teaching Blocks 3 and 4 (10%);
  • Viva voce on treatment planning - 45 minutes viewing of case, followed by 15 minute viva voce at the end of Teaching Block 3 (20%);
  • Continuing clinical assessment of patient care in general practice throughout Teaching Blocks 3 and 4 (20%);
  • Continuing clinical assessment of patient care in periodontics throughout Teaching Blocks 3 and 4 (10%);
  • Case presentation of one general practice patient (20 minute presentation of patient record without the patient present) at the end of Teaching Block 4 [emphasis on treatment planning, periodontology, cariology and conservative dentistry] (20%);
  • 1 x 2 hour written paper on periodontology and treatment planning (including removable prosthodontics) at the end of Teaching Block 4 (20%).

Formative Assessment/Feedback: Continuing formative feedback on clinical sessions in periodontology and general practice.

Formative feedback on the treatment planning case viva voce at the end of Teaching Block 3.

Hurdle Requirements:

  • 75% attendance at Lectures; 100% attendance at Seminars/Tutorials, Practical Classes, Clinical Sessions and Treatment Planning
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Students are required to read the relevant material as posted on LMS prior to each lecture/seminar/tutorial.

Carr AB and Brown DT 2010 McCraken’s Removable Partial Prosthodontics 12 th ed, Mosby

Davenport JC et al 2000-2001 Clinical Guide to Removable Partial Dentures (series of articles in the British Dental Journal)

Fejerskov O and Kidd E 2008 Dental Caries - The Disease and its Clinical Management 2 nd ed, Munksgaard

Grant AA and Johnson W 1992 Removable Denture Prosthodontics 2 nd ed, Churchill Livingstone

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

Klineberg I 1991 Occlusion: Principles and Assessment Wright

Malamed SF 1990 Handbook of Local Anaesthesia 3 rd ed, Mosby

McCord JF and Grant AA 2000 A Clinical Guide to Complete Denture Prosthetics (series of articles in the British Dental Journal)

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

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

Schwartz RS, Summitt JB and Robbins JW 2001 Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry. A Contemporary Approach 2 nd, ed, Quintessence

Zarb GA, Hobkirk J, Eckert S and Jacob R (eds) 2012 Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients: Complete Dentures and Implant-Supported Prostheses, 13 th ed, Mosby, St Louis

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students should:

  1. be able to access new knowledge from different sources, analyse and interpret it in a critical manner;
  2. develop skills in effective communication with teaching staff and peers;
  3. develop effective organisational skills and time management;
  4. develop skills in team work and workplace safety;
  5. be able to identify and address their own learning needs.
Related Course(s): Doctor of Dental Surgery

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