DOH343 Endodontics (16)

This subject will give students an introduction to and opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in the management of simple dental endodontics, incorporating diagnosis, treatment planning and post-operative follow up. The subject will emphasise an evidence-based approach to the management of the patients endodontic requirement in the context of their overall dental and systemic health. This approach should be logical, sequential and efficacious.

Students will develop the clinical skills and manual dexterity required to deliver a high level of treatment. The treatment includes patient assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning and provision primarily of non-surgical endodontic treatment by using contemporary technology to provide consistency to endodontic procedures.

Subject Outlines
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Availability

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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH343. 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

HD/FL

Duration

Two sessions

School

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

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

Prerequisites

DOH231 and DOH233 and DOH243 and DOH253 and DOH254

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to apply the knowledge and skill for gaining a level of competency suitable for patient treatment in all stages of root canal therapy of teeth with single, double and multiple canals with the correct use of digital radiography, endodontic materials, instruments, contemporary technology and with complying to the health and safety requirements as stipulated by school policy in a simulated clinic environment.
  • Be able to explain and analyse the principles related to the management of a patient related to simple endodontic treatment from diagnosis to treatment planning with an evidence-based approach to the management of the patient's endodontic requirement in the context of their overall dental and systemic health.
  • Be able to demonstrate a philosophy of patient management utilising health of the patient as the core criteria.
  • Be able to develop the clinical skills and manual dexterity required to deliver a high level of treatment.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Preclinical endodontics in single and multirooted teeth
  • Endodontic instruments, materials and equipment
  • Appropriate radiographic technique for endodontic treatment
  • Iatrogenic problems in endodontics
  • Pain control
  • Rubber dam
  • Access
  • Mechanical instrumentation
  • Irrigation and medication
  • Temporisation and restoration
  • Treatment planning
  • Diagnosis
  • Examination, medical history and dental history

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au 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 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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