Aims/Description: This module will provide the clinical experience to achieve the key skills of a specialist in paediatric dentistry, including the diagnosis, treatment planning and management of patients who are medically compromised. By the end of the module the student will be proficient at all the tasks necessary for the successful completion of specialist paediatric dentistry treatment, including obtaining a comprehensive patient history, communicating with patients and their parents about treatment, providing treatment for children with dental caries, dental trauma and dental anomalies, as well as clinical paediatric problem solving and treatment planning.

Staff Contact: Claire Smalley
Teaching Methods: Students will continue to manage and complete treatment on between 100 and 120 patients, with a range of diagnoses. They will be supervised undertaking treatment, using a variety of techniques, providing the student with an appropriate exposure to a wide case mix and range of clinical experiences. Teaching will be provided on a one-to-one basis, with a clinical supervisor for each session and informal feedback will be provided on the clinic. Students will use independent study to prepare patient clinical records for discussion. These will be presented to colleagues and staff and will be expected to include discussion of the underlying approach to management and treatment of the patient, the evidence base for this approach and a range of alternatives. This will help reinforce learning from other areas of the programme including the modules Clinical Paediatric Dentistry Practice Programme I (DEN625) and Clinical Paediatric Dentistry Practice Programme II (DEN626).
Assessment: Classroom Testing

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