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Unit information: Prosthodontics 1 in 2016/17

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Unit name Prosthodontics 1
Unit code DENTM9011
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. O'Sullivan
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

Biomaterials , biomedical science and biomechanics - DENTM9007 Patient Assessment and treatment planning 1 - DENTM9008 Implant surgery 1 - DENTM9009 Bone augmentation and grafting 1 - DENTM9010 Clinical practice attachment 1 - DENTM9012 Treatment Planning 2 - DENTM9013 Implant Surgery 2 - DENTM9014 Prosthodontics 2 - DENTM9015 Teams and marketing - DENTM9016 Advanced techniques - DENTM9017 Clinical practice attachment 2 - DENTM9018 Dissertation - DENTM9019

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

This module will introduce concepts relating to the planning and construction of implant supported fixed and removable prostheses. Communication with dental laboratories and technical aspects of the construction of provisional and final restorations will be outlined. The use of diagnostic wax ups, shade taking and material considerations as well as maintenance issues will be covered.

Intended learning outcomes

  • To have a knowledge of the stages involved in the construction and delivery of provisional prostheses.
  • To have a knowledge of the correct methods of shade taking.
  • To have a knowledge of the issues relating to communication with dental laboratories.
  • To have a knowledge of the stages involved in the construction and delivery of definitive prostheses.

Teaching details

Lectures and small group teaching on study day 6. Distance learning package delivered via Blackboard including additional ‘podcast’ lectures/videos and directed reading. This unit runs concurrently with the Clinical Practice attachment Unit and is closely linked with it, teaching is therefore supplemented by one to one teaching and observation of clinical practice.

Assessment Details

Formative assessment

During the study day via direct verbal feedback, particularly during hands on techniques demonstrations.

Summative Assessments

Written assignments:

1. Clinical prosthodontic techniques - fixed. Written assignment looking at clinical techniques involved in the provision of fixed prosthodontic solutions.

2. Clinical prosthodontic techniques -removable. Written assignment looking at clinical techniques involved in the provision of removable prosthodontic solutions.

Total 100% of unit marks.

Submission date will be given to students verbally and on Blackboard.

Reading and References

Dental Implant Prosthetics by Carl E. Misch. Mosby ISBN: 03230 19552

Practical Implant Dentistry: Diagnostic, Surgical, Restorative and Technical Aspects of Aesthetic and Functional Harmony by Ashok Sethi and Thomas Kaus. Quintessence Publishing ISBN: 18509 70610

Selected journal references

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