This course covers regional and developmental head and neck anatomy, explores the natural history and patho-physiology of common head and neck conditions, and covers management pathways for conditions presenting both as emergencies and electively to the Oral Surgery service. The particular clinical skills relate to the examination and investigation of common oral-facial clinical problems - elective and emergency, construction of an appropriate management plan for common Oral Surgery patients. Core areas related to extraction of teeth and retained roots/pathology and management of associated complications including oro-antral fistula; management of odontogenic and all other oral infections; management of impacted teeth and associated complications; peri-radicular surger; dento-alveolar surgery in relation to orthodontic treatment; intra-oral and labila biopsy techniques.
1x1hr lect and 1x1hr tut and 3hr clinical sessions
Clinical assessment (30%), Written exam (40%), Viva voce examination (30%)
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