(Clinical Dentistry) Paediatric Dentistry

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry)

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Child Health)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Child Health)

  Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry (Child Health) Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Child Health) Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry)
Course code EG002 or GCCLDCHH1000 EF007 or GNCLDCHH1000 EB003 or TCCLDPAD1000
CRICOS code N/A 064295F 064298C
Degree Abbreviation GradCertClinDent(Child Health) GradDipClinDent(Child Health) DClinDent(Paediatric Dentistry)
Credit points required to complete 24 48 144
Time to complete full-time Exit qualification only Exit qualification only 3 years
Overview

The course aims to develop the skills necessary for specialisation in paediatric dentistry. The course is aimed at qualified dentists who wish to specialise in paediatric dentistry. The program prepares students for work in a specialist practice in paediatric dentistry or a specialist clinic in a hospital.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, students should have acquired the knowledge and experience to:

  • engage in the professional practice of paediatric dentistry, using relevant and contemporary skills, techniques and technologies
  • apply an evidence-based approach to the management of dental and craniofacial diseases and disorders of childhood, including the ability to formulate and implement appropriate treatment plans, taking into account the child’s age, medical and social history and treatment needs
  • develop a thorough understanding of normal growth and development, from infancy to adulthood and the ability to recognise and manage abnormal development
  • critically evaluate relevant literature and construct and test research hypotheses and engage in clinically relevant research.
Further information

For further information about this program see the Faculty of Dentistry website at: sydney.edu.au/dentistry/student/postgrad.php

Pattern of enrolment

Enrolment is full-time. In order to fulfil the requirements for registration as a specialist in this field, all Units of Study must be taken in the following sequence. All units of study are compulsory unless otherwise noted.

Academic Year 1
Semester 1
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5031
Behaviour Management
6
DENT5032
Child Assessment and Treatment Planning
6
DENT5033
Preventive Dentistry 1
6
DENT6000
Research Methods in Dentistry
6
Semester 2
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5034
Restorative Paediatric Dentistry Part 1
6
DENT5035
Management of Orofacial Trauma 1
6
DENT5036
Community Paediatric Dentistry
6
DENT6010
Dental Research Studies 1
6
Academic Year 2
Semester 1
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5037
Preventive Dentistry 2
6
DENT5038
Restorative Paediatric Dentistry Part 2
6
DENT5039
Growth and Development
6
DENT6011
Dental Research Studies 2
6
Semester 2
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5040
Dental Anomalies and Genetics
6
DENT5041
Paediatric Oral pathology and Medicine 1
6
DENT5042
Development of the Occlusion
6
DENT6012
Dental Research Studies 3
6
Academic Year 3
Semester 1
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5043
Management of Orofacial Trauma Part 2
6
DENT5044
Paediatric Medicine and Surgery
6
DENT5045
Management of Childrens’ Special Needs
6
DENT6013
Dental Research Studies 4
6
Semester 2
UoS code and name
Credit points
DENT5046
Dental Anomalies and Genetics 2
6
DENT5047
Paediatric Oral Pathology and Medicine 2
6
DENT5048
Specialist Paediatric Practice
6
DENT6014
Dental Research Studies 5
6

Table of units of study: Paediatric Dentistry

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Year 1

DENT5031
Behaviour Management
6      Semester 1
DENT5032
Child Assessment and Treatment Planning
6      Semester 1
DENT5033
Preventive Dentistry 1
6      Semester 1
DENT6000
Research Methods in Dentistry
6      Semester 1
DENT5034
Restorative Paediatric Dentistry Part 1
6      Semester 2
DENT5035
Management of Orofacial Trauma 1
6      Semester 2
DENT5036
Community Paediatric Dentistry
6      Semester 2
DENT6010
Dental Research Studies 1
6    P DENT6000 or DENT6126 or DENT6226 or DENT6276 or DENT6326 or DENT6382
Semester 2
Graduate Certificate exit students are required to successfully complete the first 4 units of study.
Graduate Diploma exit students are required to successfully complete the first 8 units of study.

Year 2

DENT5037
Preventive Dentistry 2
6    P DENT5033 or DENT6276
Semester 1
DENT5038
Restorative Paediatric Dentistry Part 2
6    P DENT5034 or DENT6276
Semester 1
DENT5039
Growth and Development
6      Semester 1
DENT6011
Dental Research Studies 2
6    P DENT6010 or DENT6127 or DENT6227 or DENT6277 or DENT6327 or DENT6386
Semester 1
DENT5040
Dental Anomalies and Genetics 1
6      Semester 2
DENT5041
Paediatric Oral Pathology and Medicine 1
6      Semester 2
DENT5042
Development of the Occlusion
6      Semester 2
DENT6012
Dental Research Studies 3
6    P DENT6011 or DENT6128 or DENT6228 or DENT6278 or DENT6328 or DENT6393
Semester 2

Year 3

DENT5043
Management of Orofacial Trauma Part 2
6    P DENT5035 or DENT6277
Semester 1
DENT5044
Paediatric Medicine and Surgery
6      Semester 1
DENT5045
Management of Children's Special Needs
6      Semester 1
DENT6013
Dental Research Studies 4
6    P DENT6012 or DENT6129 or DENT6229 or DENT6279 or DENT6329 or DENT6397
Semester 1
DENT5046
Dental Anomalies and Genetics 2
6    P (DENT5039 and DENT5040) or (DENT6278 and DENT6279)
Semester 2
DENT5047
Paediatric Oral Pathology and Medicine 2
6    P DENT5041 or DENT6279
Semester 2
DENT5048
Specialist Paediatric Practice
6      Semester 2
DENT6014
Dental Research Studies 5
6    P DENT6013 or DENT6130 or DENT6230 or DENT6280 or DENT6330 or DENT6411
Semester 2

Unit of study descriptions

DENT5031 Behaviour Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, A/Prof Richard Widmer, Dr Jane McDonald, Dr Doug Stewart Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent, Grad Cert Clin Dent, Grad Dip Clin Dent.
The student must understand the sociology and psychology of pain and behavioural responses of patients to dental treatment and their implications for the effective practice of dentistry. The student must understand the different psychological aspects of phobias and the behavioural responses of children to dental treatment. This course covers aspects of child behavioural development and its relevance to patient management. The course will cover non-pharmacological control of pain and anxiety and behaviour shaping, including hypnosis. Pharmacological control of pain and anxiety, including local anaesthesia, relative analgesia and oral and IV sedation. General anaesthesia, including child assessment and hospital protocols and emergencies in dental and hospital practice.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd
DENT5032 Child Assessment and Treatment Planning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert and Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent, Grad Cert Clin Dent, Grad Dip Clin Dent.
This course aims to provide the trainee with an understanding of the normal growth and development of a child from birth to school age. They should learn an appreciation of the factors influencing a child's development and how these may impact on their oral health and the provision of care. They should learn to recognise abnormal growth, development and habits in the preschool age groups and be competent to manage them appropriately, including speech and language development. This course includes recognition of early childhood caries, a thorough understanding of involved factors and its management, together with a knowledge of the nutritional requirements of the preschool child and the weaning process. Trainees should learn how to develop an appropriate treatment plan, taking into account the child's age, maturity, medical history, treatment needs and caries risk. The course will also provide instruction in photography. Different types of digital and non-digital cameras for intra-oral photography will be discussed and experience will be gained in extra-oral and intra-oral photography.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd
DENT5033 Preventive Dentistry 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert and Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff. Sarah McKay (Dietitian) Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%),1x3hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent, Grad Cert Clin Dent, Grad Dip Clin Dent.
The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the factors that place an individual at risk of developing dental disease. They should learn the pathogenesis and theories of caries formation. The development of the oral microflora and microbiology of plaque and the role of intra and extra-cellular polysaccharides. They should learn to assess caries risk factors and how they relate to oral hygiene and diet. Have knowledge on how to prevent and control caries with fluorides, remineralising and antimicrobial agents, sealants and minimal intervention dentistry. Develop an understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of periodontal diseases, to identify risk factors and understand the different manifestations and development of periodontal diseases in children and adults. Learn about the role of diet and nutrition in health and disease, with particular emphasis on disease heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd
DENT5034 Restorative Paediatric Dentistry Part 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert and Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent, Grad Dip Clin Dent.
This course covers all the clinical aspects of prevention, repair and maintenance of the primary and permanent dentition in children and adolescents. The importance of sound diagnostic criteria leading to the creation of rational treatment plans is emphasised. The candidate should develop a sound understanding of differing treatment philosophies, materials and techniques. The importance of flexibility in treatment techniques to coincide with the advances in dental materials is stressed.
It will aim to ensure that Trainees have an evidenced-based approach to clinical paediatric dentistry and are expert in the delivery of clinical care. This course will be the foundation of clinical practice in this discipline. They should become proficient in the restoration of the primary and young permanent dentition and understand the uses and limitations of restorative and endodontic materials used in paediatric dentistry.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5035 Management of Orofacial Trauma 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert and Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff. Session: Semester 2 Classes: Clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent, Grad Dip Clin Dent.
This course covers all the aspects of dental traumatology, with special emphasis on the primary and young permanent dentitions. Trainees must become proficient in the diagnosis and management, including emergency presentations, of dentofacial injuries. They will learn the classification and epidemiology of dental injuries and the treatment alternatives. They should also develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of sequelae and complications following trauma and their appropriate management.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5036 Community Paediatric Dentistry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, A/Prof Wendell Evans, Prof Andy Blinkhorn Session: Semester 2 Classes: 4x3hr tut/wk Assessment: tutorials (50%), 1x3hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D Clin Dent, Grad Dip Clin Dent.
This course is concerned with topics relating to the community prevention of dental diseases and the management and utilisation of dental resources. The importance of statistical method in evaluation, interpretation and presentation of data is emphasised. At the completion of this course, the Trainee should have an understanding of the tools used for the assessment of the oral health status and treatment needs for the community, children, adolescents and special groups. They should have a working knowledge of the availability of community dental health services in Australasia and the assessment and financing of dental services in relation to dental needs and resources. They should be able to design surveys, evaluate data and have a knowledge of statistical methods.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5037 Preventive Dentistry 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff, Sarah McKay (Dietitian) Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Prerequisites: DENT5033 or DENT6276 Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
The aim of this course is to provide students with a more advanced understanding of the factors that place an individual at risk of developing dental disease. This course follows on from Preventive Dentistry 1 and aims to further the students understanding of all the factors discussed in the earlier course. In particular the students will review recent literature and discuss current recent on the topics.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5038 Restorative Paediatric Dentistry Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Prerequisites: DENT5034 or DENT6276 Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This course follows on from Restorative Dentistry Part 1 and ensures that trainees have advanced knowledge of paediatric restorative techniques. It will the emphasise the evidence-based practice of paediatric restorative dentistry, the materials used and comparison of restorative and endodontic techniques. The concept of minimal intervention dentistry will be further explored, together with social factors that influence caries risk and restorative success. Trainees will learn advanced restorative techniques required for the management of children with congenital and acquired dental anomalies and restorative options in the care of medically compromised patients.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Editionl be distributed in class.
DENT5039 Growth and Development

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, A/Prof Angus Cameron, A/Prof Richard Widmer, Dr Meredith Wilson, Dr Leslie Ades, Prof David Sillence Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (50%), tutorials (50%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
The student must understand the basic processes of normal growth and development and how pertubations result in abnormalities. The course will cover embryological development of the head and neck and the effects of prematurity, assessment of developmental milestones in infancy and postnatal growth and development of the head and neck. The mechanisms by which congenital abnormalities arise, concepts of dysmorphology and terminology and nomenclature used in syndromology. Principles of Mendelian genetics in relation to patterns of inheritance, gene expression and penetrance and the tools used in the diagnosis of genetic diseases. The role and processes of genetic counselling and to search for and retrieve information on dysmorphology via the World Wide Web and other syndrome diagnostic tools such as POSSUM.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5040 Dental Anomalies and Genetics 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This course deals with the abnormalities of dental growth and development; it will provide trainees with knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and management of children with acquired and congenital malformations affecting the mouth, head and neck. The course follows on from the unit on growth and development. They must develop a comprehensive knowledge of the pathogenesis, classification and both clinical and ultrastructural manifestations of dental anomalies. They will learn all the disorders of tooth number, size and shape and anomalies of enamel and dentine and disorders of eruption and root development.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5041 Paediatric Oral Pathology and Medicine 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff, Associate Professor Mark Schifter Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This course covers all aspects of the diagnosis, clinico-pathology and management of paediatric oral pathology and medicine, it aims to give Trainees knowledge and skills in the management of children presenting with oral pathological lesions.
Trainees must be proficient in the management of children with a wide variety of disorders, including orofacial infections, vesiculobullous lesions, ulceration, autoimmune disorders, salivary disorders, paediatric malignancies and gingival disorders. They must also have detailed knowledge of the pathogenesis, clinical and ultra structural presentation, tests used in diagnosis and treatment, prognosis and management of these conditions. They must also be aware of the implications for dental treatment in children with these conditions. Trainees must also understand concepts of surgical management of children for orofacial pathology and be competent in the prescription of medications for inpatients and outpatients, basic surgical techniques required in an outpatient setting and the management of surgical complications arising from routine clinical care.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5042 Development of the Occlusion

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff, Dr Julia Dando, Prof Ali Darendelilar Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This course introduces Trainees to basic craniofacial development and interceptive orthodontic techniques. The growth and development component includes an introduction to the study of cephalometrics. The treatment component for the major part is directed towards the mixed dentition. Various techniques will be discussed which include removable appliance therapy, functional appliances and the fixed straight wire techniques. Other topics will include habits and serial extraction and their implications on developing dentition. Emphasis is laid on the importance of accurate diagnosis and treatment planning in management of the developing dentitions. An interdisciplinary approach is made to the treatment of craniofacial anomalies. Trainees should become proficient in the diagnosis of malocclusions in children and predictive growth analyses. They should learn to use removable appliances in interceptive management and fixed appliances for space maintenance, expansion and single arch regimes.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5043 Management of Orofacial Trauma Part 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental and OMFS Staff., A/Prof Chris Griffiths Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Prerequisites: DENT5035 or DENT6277 Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This course follows on from Orofacial Trauma Part 1 and aims expand the trainees understanding of dental trauma and its sequelae. It will look in depth at the evidence base for different management strategies, including endodontic, surgical, orthodontic and prosthodontic management alternatives. They will learn about the diagnosis and management of facial fractures and soft tissue trauma. It will cover the presentation and reporting of non-accidental injuries, including child protection legislation and reporting mechanisms.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5044 Paediatric Medicine and Surgery

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff, Children's Hospital Specialists Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This course aims to give Trainees a broad understanding and knowledge of all aspects of paediatric disease and care and to understand the operation of hospitals and protocols. It covers the management of children in hospital, including surgical problems encountered in the child patient. It also covers all aspects of general paediatrics. This course encompasses attendance at Paediatric Grand Rounds at the Children's Hospital Westmead and the Diploma of Child Health. Trainees should gain a general knowledge of common paediatrics and develop a much better understanding of many aspects involved in the care of children. Trainees must learn to be proficient at and have a thorough knowledge of hospital protocols in relation to admitted and non-admitted patients, referral procedures and operation of theatres and outpatient clinics.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5045 Management of Children's Special Needs

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff, Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Children's Hospital Specialists Session: Semester 1 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This important aspect of Paediatric Dentistry is covered in detail, with special reference to the inter-disciplinary nature of diagnosis and treatment of medically compromised and special needs children. Trainees must become proficient in the management of children with many conditions, including congenital cardiac disease, haematological disorders, immunodeficiencies, malignancies, endocrinopathies, respiratory diseases and neurological disease. They must also develop the knowledge and skills to provide high quality care to children with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5046 Dental Anomalies and Genetics 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental and ORS Staff, Dr Meredith Wilson Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Prerequisites: (DENT5039 and DENT5040) or (DENT6278 and DENT6279) Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This course follows on from the unit dental anomalies and genetics 1. The aim of this course is to develop a deeper knowledge of medical syndromes, genetic disorders and craniofacial anomalies and their impact on general and craniofacial growth and development. Trainees will learn more about the interdisciplinary management of major craniofacial syndromes and clefts of the head and neck, including the appropriate timing of treatment and use of implant prostheses.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5047 Paediatric Oral Pathology and Medicine 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff, Associate Professor Mark Schifter, Children's Hospital Specialists Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Prerequisites: DENT5041 or DENT6279 Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This course follows on from Paediatric Oral Pathology and Medicine 1. It aims to provide trainees with a deeper understanding of the relevant conditions and their management. In particular it will aim to provide greater knowledge of the associations of these conditions with general health and development and the long term dental and medical implications of these conditions.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT5048 Specialist Paediatric Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Hibbert, Specialist Paediatric Dental Staff and Visiting Paediatric Specialists, A/Prof Chris Griffiths, Guild Insurance Ltd Session: Semester 2 Classes: clinical prac 24hr/wk, 4x3 hr tut Assessment: clinical prac (25%), tutorials (25%), 1x3 hr written exam (25%), 1xviva (25%) Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Clinical Experience Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This course aims to ensure that Trainees have the skills necessary to enter specialist practice in either the private or public sector. Trainees must develop an intimate understanding of the medico-legal aspects of paediatric dentistry, ethics and the maintenance of professional relationships with colleagues, the role of the specialist in the community and the availability of community services for children and families. Trainees must be proficient to write a referral to another health professional, a letter of reply to a referring clinician, write a medico-legal report and give an oral presentation to an audience. They should have knowledge of the specialist as an expert witness, paediatric forensic dentistry, design of a dental surgery and equipment needs, statutory regulations in relation to practice, financial aspects of Hospital or private practice, employment and staff management and information technology and computer usage.
Textbooks
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 3rd Edition
DENT6000 Research Methods in Dentistry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Manish Arora Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week x 10weeks Assessment: examination (50%) and weekly assignment (50%) Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D Clin Dent, Grad Cert Clin Dent, Grad Cert Clin Dent (Restorative), Grad Dip Clin Dent, Grad Dip Clin Dent (Restorative), M Phil.
Research Methods in Dentistry is a postgraduate course designed to provide fundamental skills in clinical research design and critical appraisal of scientific literature for students intending to undertake research at the Faculty of Dentistry. The ability to critically evaluate journal articles is seen as an indispensable tool in the pursuit of clinical practice founded on Evidence-Based Dentistry.
All course material is provided on compact discs and through eLearning (formerly WebCT) via the University of Sydney's website. A detailed series of notes, tutorial exercises and recorded mini-lectures are included in the study material. Students are required to complete one tutorial exercise/assignment each week. Weekly tutorial sessions are held at Westmead Hospital and Sydney Dental Hospital.
Topics covered include epidemiologic study design, measures of disease frequency and association, as well as confounding, bias and measurement error. Considerable attention is paid to critical appraisal of journal articles. An introduction into diagnostic test studies, systematic reviews and basic biostatistics is also provided.
Textbooks
Class notes and full-text journal articles are provided via the course website.
DENT6010 Dental Research Studies 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Greg Murray Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 2hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6000 or DENT6126 or DENT6226 or DENT6276 or DENT6326 or DENT6382 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D Clin Dent, Grad Dip Clin Dent, Grad Dip Clin Dent (Restorative).
This unit provides the introduction to a research project, including the development of a research proposal and literature review. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.
DENT6011 Dental Research Studies 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Greg Murray Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6010 or DENT6127 or DENT6227 or DENT6277 or DENT6327 or DENT6386 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including the refinement of research methodology and data acquisition. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.
DENT6012 Dental Research Studies 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Greg Murray Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6011 or DENT6128 or DENT6228 or DENT6278 or DENT6328 or DENT6393 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including the refinement of research methodology and data acquisition. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.
DENT6013 Dental Research Studies 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Greg Murray Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6012 or DENT6129 or DENT6229 or DENT6279 or DENT6329 or DENT6397 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including data acquisition and analysis. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.
DENT6014 Dental Research Studies 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Greg Murray Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly attendance in research seminars (70% attendance required) and 6hr research sessions. Prerequisites: DENT6013 or DENT6130 or DENT6230 or DENT6280 or DENT6330 or DENT6411 Assessment: Candidates will be required to submit a treatise or written work in the form of a paper dealing with research on a specific topic. It should be the equivalent of one paper which would be acceptable for publication in a peer reviewed scientific, academic or professional journal. In keeping with Academic Board policy there is an option to submit published work based on research undertaken while enrolled for this degree. Campus: Surry Hills Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Associated degrees: D Clin Dent.
This unit provides continuation of a research project, including data analysis, treatise write-up and submission. The treatise is a formal piece of writing relevant to the subject area of the masters degree. Candidates will work on a specified research project under appropriate supervision. At least one of the project supervisors must be an academic staff member of the University. The treatise or written work is in 5 parts all of which will be completed in a minimum of three years of full time study.