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DENT361 The Dentist and the Patient 2

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An introduction to treatment planning, preventive and restorative management of patients with problems arising from dental caries, dental trauma or due to pathology of the pulp, periapex or periodontium.

Paper title The Dentist and the Patient 2
Paper code DENT361
Subject Dentistry
EFTS 0.6
Points 72 points
Teaching period Full Year (21 February 2022 - 12 November 2022) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,877.20
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Abdullah Barazanchi


Recommended texts and references:

  • Fundamentals of Periodontics by Wilson, Thomas G./Kornman, Kenneth S. (Eds.)

Recommended texts and references:

  • Harty's Endodontics in Clinical Practice, 6th edition, edited by Chong BS, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier
  • Contemporary Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth, edited by Baba NZ, Quintessence Books

Resources available and required:

  • Extensive notes on the technical aspects of the module (with references) are provided.

Clinical Cariology and Restorative Dentistry
Recommended texts and references:

  • Summitt JB, Robbins JW, Hilton TJ, Schwartz RS. Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry - a Contemporary Approach, 3rd ed. Chicago: Quintessence, 2006
  • Kidd EAM, Essentials of Dental Caries, 3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2005
  • Mount GJ, Hume WR. Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure, 2nd ed. Brighton, QL: Knowledge Books & Software, 2005
  • Fejerskov O, Kidd, EAM. Dental Caries: The Disease and its Clinical Management, 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Munksgaard, 2008

Removable Partial Prosthodontics
Recommended texts and references:

  • Prosthodontic treatment for edentulous patients : complete dentures and implant-supported prostheses. George A. Zarb (George Albert) 13th ed. / editors, George Zarb ... [et al.]. St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier Mosby, 2013
  • Prosthodontics for the Elderly Diagnosis and Treatment Ejvind Budtz Jorgensen. Quintessence Publishing Co. Inc

Oral Surgery
Recommended texts and references:

  • Tooth Extraction: a practical guide by Paul D. Robinson, ISBN 0723610711, Publisher - Wright
  • A synopsis of Minor Oral Surgery by G Dimitroulis, ISBN 0 72361094 0, Publisher - Wright
  • Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by U. J. Moore, ISBN 978-1-4051-9998-8, Publisher - Wiley-Blackwell
  • Textbook of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery by S. M. Balaji, ISBN 978-81-312-2532-5, Publisher - Elsevier
  • Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fifth Edition, by James R Hupp, Edward Ellis and Myron R. Tucker ISBN 978-0-323-04903-0, Publisher - Mosby-Elsevier

Professional Development
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, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Periodontics module:
The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases and of factors that may modify the course of the diseases and to allow demonstration of the clinical skills needed for the diagnosis and management of patients with periodontal diseases.

Endodontics module:
The module commences with information on dental pain and the management of carious lesions in close proximity to the pulp. It introduces pulp and periapical disease processes and their management. Root canal morphology and endodontic radiography are studied. Time will be spent learning about the deconstruction, isolation and provisional restoration of compromised teeth. The bulk of teaching is then about root canal treatment, with considerable time spent on the mechanical devices, irrigants, dressings and filling materials involved.

Clinical Cariology and Restorative Dentistry module:
The module integrates the knowledge and skills required to achieve initial clinical experience in the management of plaque related diseases. It includes the development of knowledge and manipulative skills in cariology, operative dentistry, radiology, local analgesia, properties of restorative materials, work methods and communication skills.

Removable Partial Prosthodontics module:
The module initially introduces students to the scope of removable prosthodontics and gerodontology. Conceptually, this module addresses the prosthodontic management of the fully edentulous patient, principally by means of complete removable dentures.

Oral Surgery module:
The module will introduce the student to the basic concepts of oral surgery and exodontia; general medicine and surgery related to the safe practice of dentistry; concepts of clinical practice and interaction with the patient; peri-operative pain and anxiety control; applied pharmacology and therapeutics related to minor oral surgery; and concepts of post-operative management. It is envisaged that in the third year, the emphasis will be on preclinical didactic, tutorial and simulation-based teaching, with minimal patient contact. This aims to provide a sound base of essential knowledge to cultivate good clinical acumen during the oral surgery block course planned for the fourth year.

Professional Development module:
On completion of this module, students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge, values and competencies required to undertake dental practice in a professional manner.

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Full Year (21 February 2022 - 12 November 2022)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 08:00-08:50 28
Monday 09:00-09:50 8, 10-11, 13-15, 19-20, 22, 29-34, 36-39
Monday 11:00-11:50 10-11, 13-15, 18-20, 22
Monday 11:00-12:50 9, 12, 21
B1 Tuesday 08:00-08:50 28-29
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 30-34
C1 Wednesday 08:00-08:50 8
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 8, 28-30, 38-39
D1 Thursday 08:00-09:50 8
E1 Friday 09:00-09:50 8-12, 14, 17, 20-21
Friday 12:00-12:50 9