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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

DSUR3330 Child Centred Dentistry 2

10 creditsClass Size: 96

Module manager: Lucy Williams/Harmeet Dhaliwal

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful at compulsory course work and summative assessments for levels 1, 2 and 3 of BChD/MChD curriculum and CCD1


DSUR3014Undergraduate Projects
DSUR3015Clinical Skills B
DSUR3019Child Centred Dentistry 1
DSUR3210Illness and Well-being
DSUR3240Clinical Practice 3
DSUR3250Personal Professional Development 3


DSUR3301Clinical Medical Sciences 1
DSUR3310Complex Adult Dentistry
DSUR5050MClinical Practice 4

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

‘Child Centred Dentistry 2’ (‘CCD2’) continues the focus on the management, diagnosis and treatment of the child patient, leading on from ‘CCD1’, albeit with an increased knowledge and level of clinical ability than in the preceding year of study. Students will build upon their knowledge of the general and craniofacial developmental aspects of the child. Behaviour management will continue to be emphasised to enable the full range of procedures to be provided to all individuals, as will good communication with both the patient and the parents. Diagnostic and treatment planning skills will be enhanced further as will clinical experience to enable the student to perform the full range of restorative procedures, including the treatment of dental trauma. The student also will develop experience in the diagnosis of malocclusions. The importance of knowing the limits of competence will be emphasised, in conjunction with information on when and where to refer patients for specialist care. There will be theoretical content in relation to management of the orthodontic emergency.


This module aims to:
Help the student to differentiate normal from abnormal physical and psychological development of the child;
Show how to positively influence the behaviours of the child dental patient;
Discuss effective history-taking, examination, investigation and diagnosis of a child's oral health problems;
Gain agreement of appropriate therapies for the full range of problems in paediatric dentistry;
Promote discussion of effective communication strategies with the patient and their carers;
Scrutinise ways in which a scientifically-based programme of the prevention of oral disease can be applied;
Present regimens for the treatment of pulpally-affected primary and young permanent teeth;
Enable discussion of oro-facial trauma and the recognition of non-accidental injury;
Develop understanding of the relevance of facial growth to orthodontics;
Give an insight into the developing permanent occlusion, so that selected malocclusions can be successfully intercepted;
Rehearse the processes of referral and the recognition of paediatric and orthodontic cases that may need action
Present an outline of specialist orthodontic services;
Encourage the analysis of the role of the dental practitioner in the management of medically, mentally, physically, socially, and/or emotionally disadvantaged members of the population

Learning outcomes
by the end of this module, you should be able to:
1. Critically determine how to diagnose, plan for and execute a full range of preventive and restorative oral care to children, taking into account medical and social factors of relevance
2. Distinguish how to appropriately assess and respond to children presenting with oral pathologies and dental trauma
3. Successfully demonstrate how to diagnose normal dental occlusion and malocclusion, including aetiology
4. Judge the most critical times for orthodontic assessment in general dental practice
5. Critically determine when and how to refer patients for specialist treatment appropriately, both in paediatric dentistry and orthodontics
6. Differentiate among the methods of treatment for orthodontic emergencies

Skills outcomes
The module will encourage development of clinical knowledge and understanding to support the development of the skills of related clinical dentistry (practised in Clinical Practice 4 DSUR505M)


- Management, diagnosis and treatment of the child dental patient
- General and cranioiofacial development of the child
- Effective communication with the patient and their parents/carers
- Clinical experience of the full range of restorative procedures, including the treatment of dental trauma
- Diagnosis of simple malocclusions
- When and where to refer patients for specialist care
- The theory of the management of the orthodontic ‘emergency’

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning33.009.00
Drop-in Session13.003.00
Mini Conference16.006.00
Private study hours63.00
Total Contact hours37.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Reading for and of lectures and preparing for seminars and symposia

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Assessment and feedback during and following the paediatric lectures and symposium.
The use of clinically-based scenarios in orthodontics (six per student) allows for formative feedback on the development of understanding.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam1 hr 00 mins50.00
Open Book exam1 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The two exams will cover both Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Online time limited assessment with a duration of 48 hours.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/10/2021


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