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Unit information: Dental Injuries in Children and Young Adults in 2020/21

Unit name Dental Injuries in Children and Young Adults
Unit code ORDSM0027
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Mrs. John
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

BDS

Co-requisites

None

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

Element 1: a. Introduction to dental injuries

  • To introduce the students to the etiology epidemiology, classification and prognosis of dental injuries.
  • To review and update the students’ knowledge on history taking, examination, investigations and non-accidental injuries in children.

Element 2: Fractures and luxation injuries in primary and permanent teeth

  • To provide students with the underpinning knowledge to manage crown, root fractures and luxation injuries in permanent and primary teeth.

Element 3: Avulsion of permanent teeth

  • To provide the students with the knowledge of the immediate, short and long term options for managing an avulsion injury in a child and young adult.

Intended learning outcomes

the etiology of dental injuries and factors that predispose to dental injuries

- the prevalence of dental injuries and their classification - the long term prognosis of various dental injuries - identifying non accidental dental injuries - biology of all dental injuries - emergency management of various dental injuries - long term management and outcomes for injuries to the permanent and primary dentition

Teaching details

Teaching will use a blended learning approach delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous activities. Students will be expected to engage with all learning.

A range of teaching are used in the unit including:

  • Self-directed learning 70%
  • Problem based learning 20%
  • Reflective writing 10%

Assessment Details

Formative assessment On line assignments will provide formative assessment. Summative assessment at BDH Online E assessment (30%) and Multiple short answer (40%) for 2 hours duration Treatment planning of unseen case (30%) All assessments must be passed ≥ 50% and there is no compensation between the individual assessments.

Reading and References

Diangelis AJ et al. International Association of Dental Traumatology guidelines for the management of traumatic dental injuries: 1. Fractures and luxations of permanent teeth. Dent Traumatol. 2012 Feb;28(1):2-12

Andersson L et al. International Association of Dental Traumatology guidelines for the management of traumatic dental injuries: 2. Avulsion of permanent teeth. Dent Traumatol. 2012 Apr; 28(2):88-96.

Malmgren B et al. International Association of Dental Traumatology guidelines for the management of traumatic dental injuries: 3. Injuries in the primary dentition. Dent Traumatol. 2012 Jun; 28(3):174-82

Online trauma guide sections on patient examination and ‘pathfinder’ www.dentaltraumaguide.org

Textbook and Colour Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth. Andreasen & Andreasen, 2007, 4th Edition. Mosby

Paediatric Dentistry. Welbury, Duggal, Hosey, 2018, 5th edition. Oxford University Press.

Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry. Cameron & Widmer. 2008, 4th edition. Mosby-Elsevier.

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