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Paediatric Dentistry 3 (DENT90098)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeDENT90098
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This subject follows on from Paediatric Dentistry 1 and 2 and covers the detection, diagnosis, prevention and care of diseases that affect the oral health of children. During the final year, the knowledge gained, broadens in scope and depth enabling students to work independently, while consolidation theoretical and clinical knowledge.

This subject aims to provide the student a deeper understanding of Paediatric Dentistry 1 and 2. They will have a comprehensive understanding of human growth and psychological development from pre-conception to adulthood and be able to detect abnormalities in growth and development. They will be able to comprehend the aetiology, management and outcomes of the full range of oral diseases both inherited and acquired, ranging from dental caries to periodontal disease, tooth wear to traumatic dental injuries, hypodontia to developmental dental defects. They will be able to understand the importance of the nature of each child and how their unique temperament, family and school environments and background can impact on oral health and the treatment planning for the delivery of oral health care. Childhood illness, congenital disorders and disability can influence oral health and oral health care. They will obtain a sound understanding and knowledge of contemporary research, best practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment relate to child oral health.

The student will develop competencies to recognise diseases and their associated risk factors, and to provide the full range of clinical treatment services in the primary, mixed and permanent dentitions, including the management of children with the full range of medical, physical and intellectual conditions and disorders including those with behavioural challenges. They will learn to work in an inter-disciplinary environment of medical, dental, allied health professionals and to be able to advocate for child (oral) health and well-being.

Intended learning outcomes

Paediatric dentists must have a comprehensive understanding of the learning outcomes at an advanced level as they progress through the Paediatric Dentistry 3 unit.

  • Paediatric dentists must have a comprehensive understanding of the learning outcomes at an intermediate level as they progress through the Paediatric Dentistry 2 unit. • Human growth and psychological development from pre-conception to adulthood. • The aetiology, management and outcomes of the full range of oral diseases both inherited and acquired, ranging from caries to periodontal disease, tooth wear to traumatic dental injuries, hypodontia to developmental dental defects. • The individual nature of each child and how their temperament, family and school environments and background can impact on oral health and the delivery of dental care. • Childhood illness, congenital disorders and disability, and how these can impact on oral health and dental treatment. • Contemporary research, best practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment related to child oral health. Paediatric dentists must be competent to:
  • Recognise disease and associated risk factors, to inform modification the individual's behaviours and their environment to promote good oral health.
  • Provide the full range of clinical treatment services in the primary, mixed and permanent dentitions
  • Deliver specialised behavioural and pain management techniques including the administration of local analgesia, appropriate provision of conscious sedation and provision of treatment under general anaesthesia.
  • Manage children with the full range of medical, physical and intellectual conditions and disorders including those with behavioural challenges (e.g., Autism and ADHD).
  • Lead the dental team in the appropriate provision of oral healthcare to all children.
  • Work as part of inter-disciplinary clinical teams of medical, dental, allied health and education-based professionals to optimise outcomes for children with complex health (e.g., Cleft Lip/Palate) and dental (e.g., hypodontia) needs.
  • Advocate for child (oral) health and well-being.

Last updated: 14 August 2019