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Semester 2 (Early-Start)
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This subject covers the principles, techniques and materials used in the practice of the specialty areas of fixed prosthodontics and endodontics. Students will attend a series of lectures and comprehensive practical classes on each of these dental specialties. In fixed prosthodontics, students will learn preparation of teeth for crowns in manikins.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- recognise basic endodontic instruments and use them appropriately in a pre-clinical environment;
- identify pulp chambers and canals using knowledge of pulpal anatomy and radiographic interpretation;
- recognise canal sytems with extreme curvatures, calcifications and other complicating anatomical features;
- appropriately prepare access cavities for all tooth categories;
- correctly determine working length of the root canals;
- prepare uncomplicated root canals for all tooth categories using rotary NiTi instruments;
- identify and properly discard rotary NiTi files that are no longer safe to use;
- understand the modes of rotary NiTi file fracture;
- develop skills to minimise the risk of file fracture;
- adequately fill uncomplicated root canals of all tooth categories using the matched taper cone and the lateral compaction technique;
- identify, prevent and manage procedural errors that may occur during endodontic treatment;
- self-assess the quality of the endodontic treatment performed;
- summarise the terminology and nomenclature of endodontics and fixed prosthodontics essential for basic dental science;
- comprehend appraisal of the patient requiring fixed prosthodontics for the replacement of missing teeth and/or endodontic treatment;
- develop clinical psychomotor skills in tooth preparation for fixed prosthodontics;
- discuss and review clinical and laboratory steps involved in construction of different fixed prostheses;
- discuss CAD/CAM dentistry and its relevance to current fixed prosthodontics.
- be able to access advanced knowledge from different sources, analyse and interpret it in a critical manner that can be applied to the clinical situation;
- develop skills in effective communication with teaching staff and peers;
- develop effective organisational skills and time management;
- develop skills in teamwork and workplace safety;
- be able to identify and address their own learning needs.
Last updated: 11 February 2021