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    Public health issues related to dental diseases. Ageing and oral health. Culture, ethnicity and health, with particular emphasis on Māori oral health.

    About this paper

    Paper title The Dentist and the Community 2
    Subject Dentistry
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 12 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
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    Course Co-ordinator: Professor Jonathan Broadbent


    Daly B, Batchelor P, Treasure ET, Watt RG. Essential Dental Public Health (2nd Revised edition, 2013). Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199679379

    This textbook can be purchased here.

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    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this paper, students are expected to demonstrate knowledge of the measurement, epidemiology and public health aspects of a range of oral conditions (including periodontal disease, enamel defects, mucosal conditions, dry mouth and tooth loss). They will also appreciate the nature, scope and contribution of dental health services research. Building on DENT 263, they should further appreciate (and understand the implications of) the cultural diversity of the NZ population, with particular reference to Māori oral health and services.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42
    E1 Friday 08:00-09:50 29-35, 37-42
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