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Prosthodontics 3 is the final subject that follows the previous two years of learning to advance the student’s knowledge in the areas of diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.
This student will advance their clinical practice knowledge through continual participation in seminar and case review meetings. Seminars prepared by students every 2-3 weeks are presented by the students to the entire Prosthodontic cohort. Students will gain thorough knowledge in the areas of: preclinical dentistry, treatment planning, biology and pathology of dental tissues, cast metal and porcelain restorations, endodontics, occlusion, fixed prosthodontics, Partial removable prosthodontics, complete removable prosthodontics, periodontology, orthodontics, maxillofacial prosthodontics, implant retained prosthes, craniomandibular disorders, radiography, dental geriatrics and laboratory skills.
Students will demonstrate specialist level clinical skills with activities in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics with supervision. Clinical sessions are scheduled at Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and Melbourne Dental Clinic with some opportunity in maxillofacial prosthetics and continued interdisciplinary links with other specialty programs for total patient care.
Doctor of Dental Surgery Teaching Requirement
Students participate in the teaching of general dentistry students for one session per week throughout the DDS teaching period.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject the students will:
- Understand the pathology associated with the loss of oral structures and the requirement to replace these
- Demonstrate high-level knowledge of the fundamentals of occlusion, materials science and treatment planning
- Have advanced understanding in removable, fixed and implant prosthodontics to the level of specialist
- Provide prosthodontic care to a specialist level for approx. 65-75 patients
Last updated: 29 October 2019