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DENT461 The Dentist and the Patient 3

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Comprehensive multi-disciplinary treatment planning, preventive, restorative, prosthodontic and surgical management of patients of all ages with dental problems arising from caries, trauma, malocclusion or other pathology of the oral tissues.

Paper title The Dentist and the Patient 3
Paper code DENT461
Subject Dentistry
EFTS 0.75
Points 90 points
Teaching period Full Year (22 February 2021 - 13 November 2021) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $12,140.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $76,565.25

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Teaching staff

Suzanne Hanlin

Paper Structure

Endodontics module
Endodontics involves the prevention or treatment of pulp and periapical disease. This module will provide you with evidence-based knowledge and understanding in the biological principles of pulp and periapical disease and healing, together with the clinical skills involved in its management. An advanced endodontic course in the second semester provides didactic and preclinical experience with tapered hand and rotary root canal instrumentation.

Periodontics module
The aim of this module is to support the acquisition of the knowledge and of the clinical skills needed for the diagnosis and management of patients with all forms of periodontal disease. Periodontal management as part of the inter-disciplinary care of patients' endodontic, operative and fixed-prosthodontic needs will be highlighted.

Clinical Cariology, Prosthodontics and Special Needs module
The goal of this module is to complete the core teaching in Clinical Cariology, Prosthodontics and Special Needs Dentistry so that students are competent in these disciplines.

Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics module
This module presents an integrated approach to the management of oral health care in children and adolescents. Students will be stimulated to develop independent learning and to integrate paediatric and orthodontic knowledge and skills in their practice of dental care.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Therapeutics module
The purpose of this module is to provide both clinical and theoretical exposure to the surgical and medical aspects of dentistry, including oral surgery, oral medicine and clinical pharmacology in relation to dentistry. The student is expected to develop these skills and apply them to all patients.

Professional Development module
This module is a continuation of the Professional Development modules of Years 2 and 3. It further extends understanding of consultation skills, bioethics and professionalism and is linked to an advanced information and communication technology component.


Endodontics module
Recommended texts and references:

Torabinejad M, Walton RE. Endodontics Principles and Practice. Saunders Elsevier 4th edition 2008
BS Chong. Harty's Endodontics in Clinical Practice. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier 6th Edition, (2010) ISBN 978 0 7020 3156 4
Supplementary Journal articles will be posted on to Blackboard to assist students with their learning.

Periodontics module
Recommended texts and references:

Fundamentals of Periodontics by Wilson, Thomas G./Kornman, Kenneth S. (Eds.)
Topic-specific readings will be made available during the course of the year.

Clinical Cariology, Prosthodontics and Special Needs module
Recommended reading and references:

Rosenstiel SF, Land MF, Fujimoto J. Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics. Mosby, 4th edition, 2006.
Summitt JB, Robbins JW, Hilton TJ, Schwartz RS. Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry. A Contemporary Approach. Quintessence, 4th edition, 2007.
Baba NZ. Contemporary Restoration of Endodontically treated teeth. Quintessence Pub Co, 2013
Zarb GA, Hobkirk JA, Eckert SE, Jacob, RF. Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients: Complete Dentures and Implant-Supported Prostheses. Mosby, 13th edition, 2013
MacEntee MI. The complete denture: a clinical pathway. Quintessence Pub Co, 1999
Feine JS & Carlsson GE. Implant Overdentures: The standard of care for edentulous patients. Quintessence, 2003
Special Needs Dentistry: Selected articles from British Dental Journal

Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics module
Recommended reading and references:

Andreasen JO, Andreasen FM and Andreasen L (editors). Textbook and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to Teeth. Oxford, Blackwell, Munksgaard, 4th Edit, 2007
Cameron AC and Widmer RP (editors). Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry. Mosby, Edinburgh, 3rd edition, 2008
Cole M and Cole SR. The Development of Children. Scientific American Books, NY.Freer TJ and Ho CTC. Orthodontic Diagnostic Principles, School of Dentistry, University of Queensland, 3rd edition, 2009.
Mitchell L. An Introduction to Orthodontics. Oxford Medical Press, 4th edition, 2013
Welbury RR. (editor) Paediatric Dentistry. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997.
Wright G, Starkey PE, Gardner DE. Child Management in Dentistry. Wright, Bristol, 1987. (out of print library copies available)

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Therapeutics module
Recommended reading and references:

Peterson LJ et al. Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 3rd edition (Mosby)
Scully C. Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine. The basis of diagnosis and management. 2nd edition (Churchhill Livingstone)
Katzung BG et al. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 11th edition (Lange)

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of

  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Clinical Cariology, Prosthodontics and Special Needs
  • Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Therapeutics
  • Professional Development

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Full Year (22 February 2021 - 13 November 2021)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-16:50 33
B1 Tuesday 08:00-09:50 8-13, 15-23, 28-34, 36-41
C1 Wednesday 08:00-09:50 8-13, 15
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 16-23, 28-34, 36-43
D1 Thursday 08:00-08:50 8-13, 15-23, 32, 34
E1 Friday 08:00-09:50 8
Friday 09:00-09:50 9-12