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This subject follows on from Prosthodontics 1 to enhance the introductory teachings relating to the 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 subject develops prosthodontic clinical practice 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 intermediate 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 refine clinical training skills with activities in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics under the supervision of academics and specialists. 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:
- Developed knowledge in pathology associated with the loss of oral structures and the requirement to replace these
- Acquire an intermediate understanding of the fundamentals of occlusion, materials science and treatment planning
- Enhance knowledge on removable, fixed and implant prosthodontics
- Identify areas of concern from prosthodontic knowledge and organise treatment plans for patients
- Provide prosthodontic care at an intermediate level for approx. 40-45 patients
Last updated: 29 July 2022