DOH414 Oral Surgery (8)

In this subject students will continue to develop competencies in a range of minor oral surgical procedures. Students will continue to master their knowledge and skills in simple exodontia. This subject will also include a study of the role and application of therapeutics in patient care. Part of the subject will include introductory concepts in surgical aspects of implant dentistry.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Orange Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH414. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Science course.


DOH331 and DOH332 and DOH341 and DOH342

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate understanding and clinical competence relevant to the provision of simple minor oral surgical procedures
  • be able to demonstrate the clinical application of pharmacological principles with particular relevance to optimal oral and dental health.
  • be able to demonstrate the knowledge and clinical application of periodontal surgical procedures in periodontal and restorative case management.
  • be able to demonstrate the knowledge and clinical application of endodontic periradicular microsurgery
  • be able to demonstrate developing knowledge and continuing development of skills relevant to the provision of simple safe local anaesthesia
  • be able to demonstrate continued development of clinical competence relevant to the management of simple dental extractions
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to apply dental therapeutics competently within the clinical setting
  • be able to demonstrate foundation knowledge in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning for surgical aspects of implant dentistry.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to minor oral surgery
  • Patient evaluation and medical history
  • Dental therapeutics
  • Surgical extractions
  • Surgical management of impacted third molar teeth
  • Pre-prosthetic oral surgery
  • Conservative surgical crown lengthening
  • Endodontic periradicular microsurgery
  • Infections and antibiotic administration
  • Management of perioperative bleeding
  • Basic principles in implant dentistry
  • Patient slection for implants ,implant selection and implant management
  • Antibiotics, antifungals and antivirals
  • Antithrombotics
  • Wound healing

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 16 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Workplace learning involves clinical training both at CSU campus clinics and external NSW Health Oral Health Clinics under supervision


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.