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This subject comprises lectures, seminars, preclinical practicum and clinical practicum.
The preclinical practicum focuses on an update on dental materials and the principles and techniques of restorative dentistry in both the deciduous and permanent dentitions.
The clinical practicum includes the prevention and management of dental caries and periodontal diseases across all ages.
Topics include: advanced communication techniques; reflective practice; the principles of cavity preparation; minimal intervention dentistry; reasons for failure of restorations; cuspal overlays; stainless steel crowns; pulp therapy; exodontia technique; post extraction management; space maintenance; periodontics; traumatology; orthodontics within the scope of an oral health therapist (including: orthodontic materials and techniques required for an oral health therapist in orthodontic role; rationale for orthodontic treatment; cause of malocclusion; indications and contra indications for orthodontic treatment; role of the oral health therapist in orthodontics; identification of orthodontic instruments, bands, brackets and attachments; identification of removable appliances); treatment planning; evaluation of treatment; and clinical experience in oral health therapy patient care, including the administration of local analgesia and the management of dental pain, root debridement and sub‐gingival scaling, clinical photography, and the clinical management of dental caries.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should have developed skills in:
- Observation and organisation;
- Planning and presenting;
- Leadership and team work;
- Comprehension and critical analysis of scientific concepts and principles;
- Critical analysis and decision making.
Last updated: 2 March 2021