DOH415 Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry (8)

This subject will focus on the integration of the specialist discipline subjects paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Students will gain the requisite skills in diagnosis, treatment planning and case selection for general practitioner level paediatric and orthodontic care as well as an appropriate understanding of the referral pathways essential for optimal paediatric and orthodontic specialsit treatment.

This subject is designed to provide students with full development of skills necessary to provide more complex and comprehensive clinical care for adults, teenagers and children as they further develop their knowledge of growth and development from earlier years.

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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH415. 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.


DOH121 and DOH122 and DOH134 and DOH232 and DOH241 and DOH242 and DOH251 and DOH252 and DOH331 and DOH332 and DOH341 and DOH342

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of specific behavioural and management strategies required for the provision of optimal oral health care for children
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and the treatment skills required for the provision of dental treatment for children.
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of specific behavioural and management strategies required for the provision of optimal oral health care for children
  • be able to demonstrate continuing development of clinical competency relevant to the management of dental treatment for children
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of and an understanding of basic orthodontics with relevance to general dental practice, with particular focus on diagnosis, case selection and referral of patients;


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning for orthodontics
  • Craniofacial imaging in orthodontics
  • Genetics and orthodontics
  • Bone physiology, metabolism and biomechanics in orthodontic practice
  • Biomaterials in orthodonotics
  • Functional appliances
  • Treatment of patients in mixed dentition
  • Periodontal/orthodontic interrelationships
  • Orthodontic aspects of orthognathic surgery
  • The orthodontist's role in a cleft palate-craniofacial team
  • Introduction to paediatric behavioural and management strategies
  • Introduction to clinical paediatric dentistry
  • Paediatric behavioural and management strategies
  • Clinical paediatric dentistry

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 16 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Workplace learning involves pre-clinical and clinical training  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.