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Unit information: Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics - Dental Therapy in 2018/19

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Unit name Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics - Dental Therapy
Unit code DENT20005
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Duncan
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

This unit covers the promotion and maintenance of oral health for children. The student shall have an understanding of the general growth and development of the child and the recognition, preventive treatment and operative management of the common disease processes. It will encompass operative techniques permitted to be undertaken by the dental therapist in their role in liaison with other members of the dental team.

The unit aims are:

  • To enable students to recognise active caries and oral disease and provide preventive care in children
  • To enable students to be familiar with normal facial development, occlusion and the adverse effects of malocclusion on oral health.
  • To enable students to be familiar with contemporary orthodontic treatment techniques and the limitations of orthodontic treatment.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this module the student will:

  • Be competent in the comprehensive dental management of the child patient and have knowledge of the specific problems associated with the restoration of teeth in the child patient.
  • Have knowledge of the needs of the medically compromised child and seek advice where necessary.
  • Have knowledge of the indication, contraindications and theory relating to primary tooth extraction.
  • Have knowledge of the disorders associated with dental exfoliation and eruption.
  • Have knowledge of diseases of childhood, the oral and dental diseases in childhood and soft tissue pathology in the child..
  • Be familiar with the management of trauma in the primary dentition.
  • Be familiar with normal facial development and occlusion and the adverse effects of malocclusion on oral health.
  • Be familiar with contemporary orthodontic treatment techniques and the limitations of orthodontic treatment.
  • Be familiar with the management of orthodontic emergencies.

Teaching details

  • Lecture
  • Small group teaching
  • Independent study

Assessment Details

Summative

Written assessment – 2 hour written paper, four compulsory essay questions. Pass mark is 50%. Weighting 40% of total.

Clinical assessments on Manikin head simulator. 1.5 hours to complete a clinical assessment and written reflection. Pass mark is 50%. Weighting 60% of total.

Reading and References

Restorative Techniques in Paediatric Dentistry Duggal, M. Curzon, S. Fayle, M. Pollard, A. Robertson ISBN: 18531 71972

A Manual of Paediatric Dentistry – 4th Edition Andlaw/Rock ISBN: 04430 45100

Paediatric Dentistry (Self Assessment Picture Tests) Shaw ISBN: 07234 09846

An Illustrated Guide to Dental Care for the Medically Compromised Patient Grundy/Shaw ISBN: 07234 17075

Fluoride in Caries Prevention Murray/Rugg-Gunn et al ISBN: 07236 23635

Paediatric Dentistry 3rd edition 2005 Welbury ISBN: 0192 62631

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