DOH403 Dental Clinical Practice 4 (32)


This is a continuation of Dental Clinical Practice 3 from DOH333.  This subject is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to provide complex and comprehensive clinical care. Students will continue to gain the requisite skills in diagnosis, treatment planning and case selection at a general dental practitioner level, as well as develop an appropriate understanding of the referral pathways essential for optimal patient care.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
On CampusOrange Campus
Session 2
On CampusOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH403
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Science course.
DOH332 and DOH342

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge required for the examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and management of prosthodontic, endodontic, advanced restorative, advanced periodontic and exodontia cases
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to perform laboratory procedures required at various stages in the fabrication of the prostheses for patient work
  • be able to demonstrate practice time management skills in the clinical environment and operate ethically and professionally when delivering patient care
  • be able to analyse patients' expectations, desires and attitudes when planning and delivering treatment, and propose the least invasive therapy, based on sound evidence-based principles, necessary to gain a successful outcome for the patient


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Periodontics
  • Complex Restorative Dentistry-
  • Local anaesthetics
  • Simple pain relief procedures
  • Clinical endodontics
  • Exodontia
  • Clinical Removable prosthodontics
  • Applied dental materials
  • Ethics & professionalism
  • Infection control
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Simple Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Introduction to periodontic and surgical procedures
  • Caries management
  • Occlusion

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 29 days duration. Clinics (workplace learning)


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 19 March 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.