The module consists of taught sessions by our University of Essex oral health science academic team (which includes dentists and dental therapists) and covers theoretical teaching, demonstration and teaching of clinical skills using simulation in our state of the art dental skills facilities.
The module includes the following content:
Rationale for restoring teeth.
- Development of enamel and dentine caries.
- Principles of cavity design and concepts of minimally invasive dentistry.
- Caries identification and the role of radiographs.
- Root caries.
- Pulpal pathology and the clinical practice of pulpal management.
- Dental impressions; purpose, problems, techniques, manipulation of biomaterials.
- Fissure sealant and sealant restorations.
- Dental materials.
- Restoring occlusal and approximal cavities in posterior teeth.
- Restoring approximal cavities in anterior teeth.
- Failure of restorations and recurrence of disease.
- Restoring buccal cavities.
- Developing diagnostic skills.
- Managing caries in the deciduous dentition.
- Local Analgesia.
- Preformed crowns.
- Management of deciduous pulps.
- Extraction techniques.
- Management of dental injuries and incisal edge restoration.
Teaching and learning disclaimer
Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.