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.
tutorials (50%), 1x3hr written exam (25%), 1x viva voce(25%)
Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Cameron and Widmer, 4th Edition