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 patient’s 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 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. 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
( DOH134 and DOH242 and DOH252 ) or ( DOH254 and DOH233 and DOH253 and DOH243 )
Subject Relationships
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
The 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 you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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