While undertaking La Trobe's Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) you'll learn about oral health in rural and ageing populations and develop hands-on skills in clinical placements across regional Victoria. You'll treat patients under the supervision of experienced clinicians and participate in community-based oral health promotion programs. You can also complete a community-based project or research project, which can lead to PhD entry.You'll learn:1) Preclinical oral health - Develop knowledge in restorative, preventive and periodontal procedures. On completion, you'll be competent in preclinical skills including dental materials, infection control, OH&S, instrumentation and dental procedures.2) Medicine for dentistry - Learn to take a comprehensive medical history and understand its role in safe dental health care. The implications of therapeutic drugs used in managing medical conditions will also be covered.3) Clinical practice - Discover how to apply diagnosis, treatment planning and technical skills to the management of patients in a clinical setting.4) Prosthodontics - Learn the principles of fixed prosthodontics through lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions and apply them in practice during your clinical placement.
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