This unit of study provides the students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of Preventive Dentistry beyond prevention in common dental settings, towards effective preventive strategies in more challenging clinical settings, only infrequently encountered in general dental practice, but of frequent occurrence in Special Needs Dentistry. In particular, students are to develop an improved understand of the epidemiology, aetiology, pathogenesis, and preventive management strategies for dental disease, including caries, periodontal disease and oral cancer, appropriate to specialist clinical practice in Special Needs Dentistry.
clinical and practical sessions; lectures; didactic learning; self-directed learning
1 x continous didactic participation (20%); mid semester assignment (10%); end of semester assignment (50%); clinical viva voce (10%); general viva voce (10%)
Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry. H Limeback. D28 Edition, Iowa State University Press, 2012; Prevention of Oral Disease, JJ Murray, JH Nunn, JG Steele. 4th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2003; Special Care In Dentistry. Handbook Of Oral Health. 1st Edition. C Skully, PD Dies, N Kumar. Churhill Livingston. 2006
DENT5200; GSDD5001, DENT5241