1 Name of Course Paediatric Dentistry
2 Course Code DAC 4305
3 Rationale for inclusion of the course in the programme This course will provide an introduction to the science and art of Paediatric Dentistry, teaching students the fundamentals of paediatric oral health care through both didactic and clinical courses provide the highest degree of service to infants, children, adolescents and persons with special health care needs and also to promote oral health of the children within the community.
4 Semester and Year Offered Year 4: Semester I
5 Total Student Learning Time SEMESTER I

Teaching Methods Face-to- face Indep. Total
Lecture 5 10 15
Clinical 75 25 100
Seminar/Case Presentation 9 27 36
Project report
4 x Assignments 40 40
A&E Posting
Field Visit
Examination 5 5
Total 134 62 196
Total Guided and IndependentLearning

Face to face 134
Independent learning 62
Total 196


6 Credit Value (Hours) 5.0 notional credit
7 Prerequisite None
8 Learning Outcome At the end of this course, students are able to:

LO 1 Differentiate variety of oral health condition in children and techniques of preventive dental management in children C3
LO 2 Classify patient according to their needs and diagnosis C3
LO 3 Display an effective communication with patients and their parent, colleague and supporting staff P4
LO 4 Initiate sound teamwork, ethics, professional behaviour, confidentiality and communication principles in relation to all members of the team and when dealing with the public A3
 9 Transferable skills Students can differentiate variety of oral health condition in children, techniques of preventive dental management in children, perform complete clinical management of paediatric patient inclusive of treatment planning, and treatment of oral and dental disease of the patients and can demonstrate ethics and professionalism in management of clinical cases.
10 Teaching-learning and assessment strategy The teaching learning approaches include lectures, tutorials, small group discussion, problem-based learning and clinical session. Students are assessed on formative and summative basis using several assessment methods.  These include Multiple Choice Questions (One Best Answer), Modified Essay Questions (MEQ) and clinical viva assessment.
11 Synopsis The course comprises of theories and more complex clinical practices of paediatric dentistry. Preventive dentistry for children and varieties of oral and dental problems among children are covered. Students are also exposed to the complete management of children. They are expected to continue the management of paediatric patient which inclusive of history taking, examination and diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment.

Teaching methods are mainly lectures, tutorials, clinical session, assignment, small group discussion and seminar presentation.

 12 Mode of Delivery Log book, Case presentations, seminar/presentation, group activities, service learning
13 Assessment Methods and Types Assessment will be in the form of continuous assessment and final examination. Continuous assessment includes mini test, mid- semester examination, end of semester examination and final examination.

The weightage for continuous assessment and final examination are as follows:


Mid Semester 1                                : 30%

End of Semester 1 Exam                 : 70%

14 Content  outline of the course/ module and the SLT per topic Anomalies of tooth formation and eruption

  • Normal tooth formation and eruption dates
  •  Aetiology and pathogenesis of dental anomalies

Type of dental anomaly:

  • Defects in morphology
  • Defects in location
  • Defects in number
  • Defects in eruption and exfoliation
  • Defects in dental hard tissues
  • Management of dental anomaly

Paediatric considerations for oral medicine and pathology

  • Lesions of the oral soft tissues in children
  • Infections
  • Ulcers
  • White lesions
  • Vesiculobull-ous lesions
  • Cysts
  • Tumours
  • Lesions of the jaws in children
  • Cysts
  • Tumours
  • Osteodystro-phies
  • Developme-ntal conditions
  • Oral manifestations of systemic conditions

Periodontal diseases in children

  • Anatomy of the periodontium
  • Classification of childhood periodontal diseases
  • Management of childhood periodontal diseases

Management of the occlusion – interceptive orthodontics

  • Orthodontic assessment
  • Extraction in the mixed dentition
  • Extraction of primary teeth and its complication
  • Balancing and compensate extractions
  • Serial extraction
  • Extraction of first permanent molars
  • Orthodontic treatment in the mixed dentition
  • Anterior crossbite
  • Posterior crossbite with displace-ment
  • Increased overjet
  • Space maintenance
  • Oral habits
  • Midline diastema
  • Orthodontics and dental trauma
  • Missing central incisors
  • Orthodontic movement of traumatized teeth

Clinical applied in Paediatric Dentistry •  Module 1until module 6


Seminar/ Case presentations




References: * Main references

** Additional references

*Richard, R. 2005. Paediatric Dentistry. 3rd edition. Oxford, Welbury

*Ralph, E., McDonald, D.R. 2004. Dentistry for the child and adolescent. 8th edition. St Louis, Toronto, London. C.V. Company

**Pickham, J.R. 2005. Paediatric Dentistry: Infancy through adolescent. 4th edition. Philadelphia, London, W.B. Saunders Company

**Angus, C.C., Richard, P.W. 2003. Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry. 2nd edition. Mosby