Restorative Dentistry

20 Units

This course integrates knowledge of permanent tooth morphology, pulpal physiology and clinical radiology with cavity design, restorative techniques and dental materials. Child psychology and behaviour management techniques will be considered. Students will participate in clinical and non-clinical teaching and will be required to keep a clinical portfolio.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use different diagnostic methods, including intra- and extra-oral radiography, to identify anatomical features and detect hard and soft tissue pathology
  2. Understand the influence of tooth morphology on restorative techniques
  3. Understand the factors involved with provision of clinical restorative care for children
  4. Recognise active caries and provide a preventive package of care for children
  5. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the principles of management of the different types of carious lesions in the permanent dentition in conjunction with a thorough understanding of cavity design, classification, and pulpal protection
  6. Understand the principles and techniques for assessing pulp vitality, the pulpal response to the deep carious lesion and the management of pulpal exposures in the permanent dentition.
  7. Describe the design, function and mode of action of hand and rotary instruments and understand the principles of hard tissue and dental caries removal using slow and high speed rotary and hand instrumentation
  8. Describe in detail dentine bonding agents, lining, base and restorative materials in relation to their contents, properties, handling and uses
  9. Appreciate the factors influencing the selection of materials for the restoration of teeth
  10. Have knowledge of how to interpret a treatment plan and manage dental treatment
  11. Understand the need for finishing restorations and the techniques available
  12. Understand the principles of advanced restorative procedures

This course will contain fundamentals of:

  1. Child development, psychology and behaviour management
  2. Permanent tooth morphology in relation to cavity design
  3. Pulpal physiology
  4. Clinical radiology and interpretation of radiographs
  5. Dental material science
  6. Management of the carious lesion
  7. Management of pulpal pathology
  8. Restoration of the permanent dentition
  9. Tooth isolation and moisture control in relation to tooth restoration
  10. Hand and rotary instrumentation for restorative procedures
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy.
Assessment Items
  • Professional Task: Clinical
  • Formal Examination: 2 hour multi station OSCE
  • In Term Test: Practical
Contact Hours
  • Clinical: for 42 hour(s) per Term
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 37 hour(s) per Term (Integrated learning is simulated clinical practice prior to treating patients. Integrated learning provides the theory to support the preclinical practice.)
  • Lecture: for 35 hour(s) per Term
  • Practicum: for 42 hour(s) per Term ( Practicum referes to clinical experience on placement. Clinical is undertaken at the Ourimbah Clinic.)
  • Tutorial: for 16 hour(s) per Term
  • Workshop: for 19 hour(s) per Term
Compulsory Requirements
  • Pre-Placement Requirements: 1. NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ORHL6001
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