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Semester 2 (Early-Start)
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This subject is a continuation of Child and Adolescent Oral Health 2 and has 2 components: Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.
Intended learning outcomes
Intended learning outcomes (ILOs) for Paediatric Dentistry component:
On completion of Block 3 and 4, students should be able to:
- effectively communicate with young persons in the dental situation;
- be able to take appropriate medical history, and examine patients with minimal assistance from staff;
- accurately produce, interpret and critique intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs of young patients;
- have developed skills in diagnosis and treatment planning and management of young patients in their care;
- perform a dental prophylaxis, place a rubber dam, give local anesthesia, place fissure sealants, issue mouthguard and perform challenging restorations including placement of stainless steel crowns;
- be responsible and safe in the dental management of young persons under your care;
- understand the importance of prevention, identification, assessment and treatment of oral diseases, as opposed to the episodic management of symptomatic oral problems;
- appreciate the value of maintenance of oral health after treatment of child and adolescents including those with complicated problems;
- appreciate the need for specialist referral for those patients which cannot be successfully managed in general practice.
- manage the behavioural aspects of young patients in the dental setting with some assistance;
Intended learning outcomes (ILOs) for Orthodontics component:
On completion of Block 3 and 4 in DDS 3, students should be able to achieve the following objectives:
- understand diagnostic procedures for developmental problems, so that students will be prepared when they plan treatment to sort patients by the difficulty and severity of their problems ;
- Understand and be able to explain the biomechanical principles involved with orthodontic tooth movement.
- understand at an introductory level the clinical orthodontic treatment of children. This includes learning the procedures in treating a child patient and participation in active orthodontics treatment.
- Recognise the clinical situations for which orthodontic appliances are indicated, as well as their limitations.
- Understand and explain the effects which orthodontic appliances can produce (both desirable and undesirable.
- be able to access new knowledge from different sources, analyse and interpret it in a critical manner;
- begin to develop skills in effective communication with teaching staff and peers;
- develop effective organizational skills and time management;
- develop skills in team work and develop skills of workplace safety;
- be able to identify and address their own learning needs.
Last updated: 29 July 2022