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DENT261 The Dentist and the Patient 1

An introduction to the clinical procedures used for examination, diagnosis and the management of patients in clinical dental practice. Properties of biomaterials and their use for restorative procedures.

Paper title The Dentist and the Patient 1
Paper code DENT261
Subject Dentistry
EFTS 0.2600
Points 33 points
Teaching period Full Year (24 February 2017 - 17 November 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,922.62
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $23,140.00

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Limited to
BDS
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Jonathan Broadbent
Textbooks
Cariology module

Essential textbook:
Summitt JB, Robbins JW, Hilton TJ and Schwartz RS. Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry. A Contemporary Approach, 3rd Edition. Quintessence, 2007.

Biomaterials module

Optional textbooks:
Darvell BW. Materials science for dentistry. 8th ed. Hong Kong: B.W. Darvell, 2006.
O'Brien WJ. Dental materials and their selection. 4th ed. Chicago: Quintessence Pub. Co., 2008.
McCabe JF. Applied dental materials. 9th ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2009 (online)

Prosthodontics module

Essential reading:
MacEntee MI. The complete denture: a clinical pathway. Chicago: Quintessence Pub Co, 1999.

Professional Development module

Recommended texts and references:
Miller WR, Rollnick S (2006) Motivational Interviewing, Second Edition: Preparing People for Change. Guilford Press. USA.
Silverman J, Kurtz S, Draper J (1999). Skills for Communicating with Patients. Radcliffe Medical Press. (ISBN: 1 85775 189 2)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Contact
or.secretary@otago.ac.nz
Learning Outcomes
Cariology module content:
The module is a foundation course that integrates the knowledge, understanding and skills required to achieve initial clinical experience in the management of plaque-related diseases. The course involves the development of knowledge and manipulative skills in cariology, periodontology, operative dentistry, radiology, local analgesia, properties of restorative materials, work methods and communication skills.

Biomaterials module content:
This module is to provide a basic knowledge and understanding of the science underpinning dental materials. This will entail an appreciation of the role of materials in modern dental practice as well as understanding the relationship between materials, microstructure and mechanical properties.

Prosthodontics module content:
This module is to provide an overall understanding of the processes involved with the construction of complete dentures and knowledge of the fundamental anatomical features of the human deciduous and permanent dentition. This will entail familiarisation and use of dental materials, relationship of the jaws and complete assembly of the denture in the edentulous patient, as well as identification of deciduous and permanent dentition.

Professional Development module content:
On completion of this module, students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge, values and behaviour expected as part of their responsibilities as a dentist.

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Timetable

Full Year (24 February 2017 - 17 November 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-41
Monday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-42
Monday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
AND
C1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
D1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to the clinical procedures used for examination, diagnosis and the management of patients in clinical dental practice. Properties of biomaterials and their use for restorative procedures.

The objectives of this paper are to introduce topics in clinical dentistry to enable students to reach a level of clinical competence whereby they are able to operate safely in a clinical environment, undertake prevention of plaque-related diseases and carry out basic restorative procedures in the clinical management of patients. The content and delivery of this paper will be integrated and coordinated with the other 2nd year BDS papers, DENT 262 and DENT 263.

Paper title The Dentist and the Patient 1
Paper code DENT261
Subject Dentistry
EFTS 0.2600
Points 33 points
Teaching period Full Year (19 February 2018 - 10 November 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,001.14
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $23,602.80

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Limited to
BDS
Paper Structure
The paper is managed in four integrated modules that cover the various aspects of the course. The paper modules and module coordinators are listed below.
Teaching Arrangements
Contact
or.secretary@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Jonathan Broadbent
Textbooks
Cariology/operative dentistry:
  • Summitt JB, Robbins JW, Hilton TJ and Schwartz RS. Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry. A Contemporary Approach, 3rd Edition. Quintessence, 2007. Available online here.
  • Fejerskov O, Kidd E. Dental Caries: The disease and its clinical management, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Blackwell Munsgaard. 2008. Available online here.
  • Kidd EAM. Essentials of Dental Caries, 3rd Edition. Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Mount GJ and Hume RW. Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure, 2nd Edition.Knowledge Books & Software. 2006.
  • Rose, LF et al. Periodontics: Medicine, Surgery and Implants. Mosby, 2004.
Prosthodontics/preclin:
  • Shillingburg HT, Wilson EL, Morrison JT. Guide to occlusal waxing. Quintessence, 2000.
Biomaterials:
  • Darvell BW. Materials science for dentistry. 8th ed. Hong Kong: B.W. Darvell, 2006. Available online here.
  • O'Brien WJ. Dental materials and their selection. 4th ed. Chicago: Quintessence Pub. Co., 2008. Available online here.
  • Anusavice KJ, Phillips RW. Phillips' Science of Dental Materials. 11th ed. Philadelphia; London: W. B. Saunders, 2003. Available online here.
  • Craig RG. Restorative Dental Materials. 11th ed. London: Mosby, 2002. Available online here.
  • van Noort R, Introduction to Dental Materials. 3rd ed. New York: Mosby, 2007
  • McCabe JF. Applied dental materials. 9th ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2009 (on-line)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the clinical environment and the procedures used for sterilisation and to minimise cross infection.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively on patients in dental clinics.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and application of the procedures for managing emergencies in the clinical environment.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness and application of ergonomic principles as they apply to the patient and operator in the clinic and also in clinical laboratories.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of patient assessment procedures including understanding of the importance of taking a medical history, the recognition of health and disease of oral tissues, recording the status of the dentition and surrounding oral tissues and the maintenance of accurate patient records.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the human deciduous and permanent dentitions.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the clinical techniques used for the diagnosis and assessment of dental caries and gingivitis and the principles of management by prevention and operative procedures, including intracoronal restorations.
  8. Perform clinical techniques of fluoride treatment and tooth protection.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of radiation safety.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to safely take, mount and interpret intra-oral radiographs related to the dentition and the identification of dental caries.
  11. Apply knowledge and understanding of the physical and biological properties of materials used to restore intracoronal cavities.
  12. Apply knowledge and understanding of the physical and biological properties of materials used in removable prosthodontics.
  13. Possess knowledge and skills necessary to carry out laboratory procedures required for removable prosthodontics.

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Timetable

Full Year (19 February 2018 - 10 November 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-08:50 28-34, 36-41
Monday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
Monday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
AND
C1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
D1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41