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Learning objectives and reading lists for seminars

Learning objectives and reading lists for each seminar will be distributed at least one week in advance of each seminar. Seminars will run as follows:


Management of Anxious Children and Adolescents                             

  • Non Pharmacological Behaviour Management techniques

  • Local analgesia and pain control

  • Conscious sedation: Inhalation Sedation

  • Conscious sedation: Alternative Methods

  • Paediatric General Anaesthesis  


Dental Caries and periodontal Disease in Children and Adolescents             

  • Health education and promotion

  • Epidemiology of Dental Disease

  • Ginival and Periodontal Disease in children and adolescents

  • Caries Diagnosis

  • Caries risk assessment

  • Prevention of dental caries: Fluoride

  • Prevention of Dental Caries: Pit and Fissure Sealants                                     

  • Restorative techniques for primary teeth

  • Pulp therapy in the primary dentition


Examination, Diagnosis, Management and Treatment of Oro-Dental Trauma                                         

  • Classification and examination

  • Crown Fractures in the permanent dentition

  • Root Fractures in the permanent dentition

  • Avulsion injuries in the permanent dentition

  • Luxation injuries in the permanent dentition

  • Intrusion injuries in the permanent dentition

  • Resorption and other sequeala of traumatic injuries

  • Management of the ankylosed incisor

  • Management of the non-vital immature incisor

  • Trauma to the primary dentition

  • Non-accidental injury, child protection and dental neglect


Management of developmental dental anomalies

  • Growth and development
  • Principles of fixed appliances
  • Principles ofd removable and functional appliances and interceptive orthodontiv
  • Hypodontia
  • Developmental anomolies of enamel
  • Developmental anomolies of dentine
  • Non-carious tooth surface loss
  • Management of discoloured teeth


Management of Medically, Physically and Intellectually Compromised Patients                          

  • Management of Paediatric Medical Emergencies

  • Cleft Lip and Palate

  • Cardiovascular disorders

  • Respiratory disorders

  • Haematological disorders

  • Paediatric Oncology and organ transplantation

  • Paediatric Gastroenterology

  • Paediatric Endocrinology

  • Physical and learning disability

  • Neurological Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders

  • Principles of genetically determined conditions


Paediatric Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Surgery                                            

  • Paediatric Oral Medicine

  • Paediatric Oral Pathology

  • Flap design and suturing

  • Management of supernumerary teeth and unerupted incisors

  • Management of unerupted canines

  • Removal of fractured roots and management of oro-antral fistula

  • Management of infra-occluded teeth and autotransplants

  • Soft tissue surgery


  • Disclaimer

    Whilst every attempt will be made to run the seminars in sequence, please note that the sequence of seminars may not be as above due to the combination of the two postgraduate years and also, to the availability of the seminar facilitator.