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Unit information: Dental Skills Year 3 in 2015/16

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Unit name Dental Skills Year 3
Unit code ORDS30002
Credit points 30
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Daud
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

Successful completion of Elements in Unit of Dental Skills 1.

School/department Bristol Dental School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

Unit of Dental Skills 3: This Unit of Teaching comprises the following three Elements and their general aims:

Restorative Skills

Prosthetics: To produce a student who will have acquired sufficient knowledge and skill to describe how dentures are made and to enable them to commence clinical prosthetic dentistry. They should be able to assess a patient, define a treatment plan and bring the stages of the treatment plan to a successful conclusion.

Operative & Endodontics, and Applied Dental Materials: To provide students with the biological, materials science and clinical knowledge underpinning operative dentistry and endodontics so that they will have acquired the skills to enable them to enter the clinical teaching program and be able to chart accurately, diagnose simple dental pathology and formulate a treatment plan. In addition, they should be able to treat patients requiring routine operative dentistry and endodontic procedures.

Orthodontic Skills

To give undergraduates knowledge of biological and mechanical principles underlying orthodontic treatment and provide them with basic skills in removable appliance construction.

Oral and Dental Radiography To provide the foundations for the undergraduate to undertake and interpret intra-oral dental radiographs

Intended learning outcomes

Students should obtain a knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • The consequences of tooth loss and the anatomy in relation to prosthetic dentistry.
  • The ways in which missing teeth can be replaced and their relative merits.
  • The principles of crown preparation techniques for the restoration of a tooth.
  • The process of production of radiographic images, the hazards of radiation, the principles of dose reduction, the protection of patients and health care personnel, and legislation appropriate to practise dental radiography in general dental practice.

The student should acquire the skills and attributes necessary for:

  • Restoring the dentition using the principle of minimal intervention, to a standard that promotes the longevity of the restoration.
  • Managing restorative procedures that preserve tooth structure, replace missing or defective tooth structure, maintain function, are aesthetic and long lasting, and promote soft and hard tissue health
  • Determining the prognosis and undertaking appropriate non-surgical treatments to manage pulpal and periradicular disease for uncomplicated permanent teeth.
  • Assessing a partially dentate patient, defining a treatment plan and bringing the stages of the prosthetic treatment plan to a successful conclusion.
  • Assessing the need for, designing and prescribing biomechanically sound partial dentures
  • Develop student’s ability to be able to evaluate and execute practical techniques relating to clinical practice such as denture tooth positioning, creating a post dam for denture construction, and adjustment and polishing of a denture base.
  • Making Adams clasps, labial bow and palatal cantilever spring from stainless steel wire.

By the end of the second term of Year 3, in preparation for treating patients, the successful student will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics:

  • Explain, evaluate and apply the principles of an evidence base approach to learning, clinical and professional practice and decision making(1.1.1)
  • Identify oral diseases and explain their relevance to prevention, diagnosis and treatment (1.1.3)
  • Identify relevant and appropriate dental, oral, craniofacial and general anatomy and explain their application to patient management (1.1.6)
  • Explain the potential routes of transmission of infectious agents in dental practice, mechanisms for the prevention of infection, the scientific principles of decontamination and disinfection and the relevance to health and safety(1.1.8)
  • Recognise the scientific principles underpinning the use of materials and biomaterials and evaluate their limitations and selection, with emphasis on those used in dentistry(1.1.10)
  • Where appropriate, restore the dentition using the principle of minimal intervention, to a standard that promotes the longevity of the restoration or prostheses (1.14.4)

By the end of the second term of Year 3, Applied Dental Materials, the successful student will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Explain, evaluate and apply the principles of an evidence base approach to learning, clinical and professional practice and decision making(1.1.1)
  • Recognise the scientific principles underpinning the use of materials and biomaterials and evaluate their limitations and selection, with emphasis on those used in dentistry(1.1.10)
  • Where appropriate, restore the dentition using the principle of minimal intervention, to a standard that promotes the longevity of the restoration or prostheses (1.14.4)

Teaching details

Restorative Skills

Practical demonstrations

Skills practical sessions

Lectures

Self-directed e-learning sessions

Group presentations

Reflecting writing

Seminars with videos

Tutorials

Small group teaching

Orthodontic Skills

Lectures

Practical demonstrations

Laboratory practical sessions

Self-directed practical sessions

Design session

Small group teaching

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Lectures

Practical demonstrations

Small group teaching

Self-directed e-learning tutorials.

Assessment Details

Academic year 2013/2014

Restorative Skills. This would contribute a total of 60% to Unit mark.

A ‘must pass’ eAssessment for Prosthetic dentistry and Operative / Endo & Applied Dental Materials that would be summative and contribute 30% to the Unit mark. Completed at end of Term 3.1

Practical assessment in Operative/Endo at the end of term 3.1 which is summative that would involve simulated clinical work and contribute 24% to the Unit mark.

Practical assessment in Prosthetic Dentistry at end of term 3.2 which is summative. Students are required to complete a practical assessment of simulated technical work. The assessment contributes 6% towards the Unit mark.

Orthodontic Skills. This Element would contribute 10% to final Unit Assessment.

e-Assessment at the end of term 3.1. Summative Assessment, contributing 5% to the Unit mark.

Continuous Assessment of practical work during term 3.1. This is a must complete assessment.

Practical exam at end of term 3.1. This is summative assessment where students make an URA. It contributes 5% towards the end of term element assessment.

Oral and Dental Radiography. This Element would contribute 30% to final Unit mark.

E-Assessment (IRMER schedule 2 exam) at end of term 3.1. Summative assessment contributing 12% towards Unit mark.

Continuous and Practical assessments during terms 3.2 and 3.3 contributes 18% towards Unit mark.

Reading and References

Restorative Skills

  • Richard van Noort. Introduction to dental materials. 4th ed. Elsevier Mosby ; 2013. ISBN:9780723436591.
  • Van Noort R. Introduction to dental materials 4th ed. Imprint Elsevier Mosby; 2013. ISBN:9780723436591.
  • Harty's endodontics in clinical practice 6th ed. Imprint: Edinburgh : Wright, 2010. ISBN:978070203156 4
  • Banerjee A, Watson TF, editors. Pickard’s manual of operative dentistry. 9th ed. Oxford University Press: 2011. ISBN:9780199579150. Or
  • Avijit Banerjee, Timothy F. Watson. Pickard's manual of operative dentistry.9th ed. Imprint: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN:9780199579150.
  • Mount GJ, Hume WR. Preservation and restoration of tooth structure. 2nd ed. Imprint: Sandgate. Knowledge Books and Software; 2005. ISBN:9781920824747 or 192082474X.
  • Davenport JC, Basker RM, Heath JR, Ralph JP, Glantz PO. A clinical guide to removable partial dentures. BDJ Books: London; 2000. ISBN:0-904588-58-9.
  • Davenport JC, Basker RM, Heath JR, Ralph JP, Glantz PO, Hammond P. A clinical guide to removable partial denture design. BDJ Books: London; 2000. ISBN:0-904588-63-7.

Orthodontic Skills

  • Mitchell L. An Introduction to Orthodontics 3rd Ed. Oxford University Press; 2007. ISBN:9780198568124.

Oral and Dental Radiography

  • Whaites E, Drage N. Essentials of dental radiography and radiology. 5th ed. Churchill Livingstone; 2013. ISBN:9780702045998.

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