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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW FIELD 0607 DENTAL STUDIES

DENTAL STUDIES is the study of diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases and abnormalities of the teeth and adjacent tissues. It includes the study of designing, making and repairing dental prostheses and orthodontic appliances, and assisting with dental procedures.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of dental health, hygiene and technology, the prevention and treatment of disease, pain control, the structure and function of teeth and gums, and client care during treatment. It also involves developing an ability to assess and evaluate clinical observations to arrive at diagnoses and determine the appropriate courses of action.

Courses in Narrow Field 0607 Dental Studies develop skills in:
. designing, making and repairing dental prostheses and orthodontic appliances
. educating patients about dental health and oral hygiene
. filling cavities, extracting teeth, constructing inlays and crowns, performing bridge work, fitting dentures and other
appliances
. maintaining and preparing dental materials and equipment
. using dental instruments and equipment

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

060701  Dentistry
060703  Dental Assisting
060705  Dental Technology
060799  Dental Studies, n.e.c.



060701 Dentistry

Dentistry is the study of diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases of the teeth and adjacent tissues. It includes correcting malocclusion and restoring and replacing missing dental and oral structures.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. orthodontic appliance fitting
. inlays and artificial crowns
. cavity detection and filling
. teeth extraction
. denture fitting
. dental instruments and equipment
. oral surgery


060703 Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting is the study of providing assistance to dentists in clinical settings.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. basic dental procedure assistance
. dental materials and equipment care
. dental records handling


060705 Dental Technology

Dental Technology is the study of designing, making and repairing dental prostheses and orthodontic appliances.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. dental laboratory methodology
. dental repairs and relines
. dental materials science


060799 Dental Studies, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Dental Studies not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. dental hygiene
. dental radiography

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