This program will prepare dental and oral health therapists for new career pathways by providing additional skills and knowledge in adult dental therapy practice to meet the dental needs of the Australian population into the future.
This course will prepare you to translate your existing scope to provide dental therapy restorative care for patients of all ages. You will develop the knowledge and undertake introductory clinical practice for adult dental therapy practice including treatment planning for simple direct restorations for people aged over 25 years.
This twelve-week course comprises:
- Ten weeks (approximately) of online learning and preparation commencing Tuesday 13 June , to be completed 29 October 2023.
- 10 days of onsite learning at Melbourne Dental School through pre-clinical activities, seminars and hands-on clinical experience undertaken at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, in October - Monday 16 October to Friday 27 October.
- Additional (self-directed) supported clinical practice to consolidate these skills is expected following course completion.
An Information Webinar Session will be held on Thursday 23 February at 7pm. Zoom link: https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/91244629847?pwd=V1pjNEhSUGxvby9FT09LbGpnODVLZz09#success
This course is open to dental therapists and oral health therapists with at least two years' full-time experience in the provision of dental therapy services, where this experience has been undertaken within the last five years. This course is NOT a workforce re-entry program - it is assumed that applicants have current restorative knowledge and recency of practice in diagnosis and restorative care.
Applicants must be registered (or eligible for registration) as a dental therapist/oral health therapist with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency.
As course participants provide clinical services at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, all applicants must hold a current Working with Children Check and undertake credentialing procedures - more information on these procedures will be provided to successful applicants.
Please note: Upon enrolment into this program, access to the Canvas Community for the online learning will be granted at the end of January 2023.
CPD Credit: 90 hours of Scientific CPD
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