#HC-03-23 Discover Dentistry
About CourseThe University of Sheffield
What do dentists do and why is it important?
Anyone who’s ever had a toothache can attest to the vital role dentists play in ensuring good public health. But behind the cliches of the profession lies a rich and relevant history waiting to be discovered.
On this course, you’ll explore the intricacies of what dentists do.
Joining Professor Christopher Stokes from the School of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Sheffield, you’ll learn the essentials of dentistry from leading dental experts.
You’ll learn about the different roles on a dental team, explore tooth anatomy and disease, and find out how dentistry differs from country to country.
You’ll also learn how to become a dentist and get a valuable introduction to studying dentistry degrees.
What topics will you cover?
- The public perception of dentistry in modern societies
- Definition of dental team roles, including the dentist, nurse, hygienist/therapist, dental technician and practice manager
- Key aspects of tooth anatomy, morphology, development and disease
- How to carry out dental charting and the systems used in different countries
- Dental specialisms, including dental pathology and radiography, paediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics and oral surgery
- The types and properties of dental materials
- Design and manufacture of dental restorations and prostheses and how they have changed over time
- Dental public health and the morals and ethics of dental treatment
- Exploring the latest research in dentistry at The University of Sheffield
What Will I Learn?
- Explore the history of dental treatment.
- Identify the roles within the Dental Team and compare (or apply) the UK model to their own experience.
- Identify the key features of tooth morphology and dental restorations and how they are recorded in dental records.
- Compare the roles of dental specialists, including their training and responsibilities.
- Apply knowledge of tooth morphology and dental materials to the process of making dental prostheses.
- Evaluate the evidence for or against a dental public health intervention.
- Reflect on learning gained throughout the course, including current areas of research, to develop their own research priority, with justification.
Topics for this course
Welcome to the course
Welcome from Professor Chris Stokes00:01:34
What do you know about dentistry?
The perception of dentistry in the media
A brief history of dentistry
Dentistry from the archive00:11:56
Barber surgeons and tooth worms
The beginnings of modern dentistry
The Dental Team
Dental team: Talking heads00:04:36
The Dental Team
Summary of the course00:00:37
What I like most is that this course analyzes the main aspects of tooth anatomy, morphology, development and disease in detail, which enables me to have a deeper understanding of teeth. I will take good care of my teeth.
Since my childhood, I have hoped to become an excellent dentist. This course enables me to know in advance how to become a dentist and get a valuable introduction to study dental degree. It is very good.
This course allowed me to understand the different roles of the dental team, explore dental anatomy and disease, and discover how dentistry differs from country to country. That's interesting.
Since my first visit to the dentist for my wisdom teeth, I have been very curious about dentists. This course allows me to explore the complexity of dentists' work and learn more about dentists' work. I like this course.