Content of ORE Part 1a

Content of ORE Part 1a

Examples of knowledge areas tested in ORE Part 1 paper a.
Please note that this is a guide and the list is not exhaustive. You may also be tested on areas that
are not covered below and you may not be tested on all the areas listed.

Biomedical Sciences and Oral Biology
 Have knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry relevant to dentistry
 Have knowledge and understanding of biomedical sciences and of oral physiology and craniofacial, oral and dental anatomy in the management of patients

Human Disease
 Have knowledge of the scientific principles of sterilisation, disinfection and antisepsis
 Have knowledge of the pharmacological properties of drugs used in general dental

Practice and their unwanted effects
 Be familiar with the pathological features and dental relevance of common disorders of major organ systems
 Be familiar with the role of therapeutics in the management of patients requiring dental treatment
 Be familiar with general aspects of medicine
 Be familiar with the main medical disorders that may impinge on dental treatment
 Be familiar with the work of healthcare workers

Medical Emergencies
 Be competent in carrying out resuscitation techniques and management of cardiac arrest, anaphylactic reaction, upper respiratory obstruction, collapse, vasovagal attack, haemorrhage, inhalation or ingestion of foreign bodies, and diabetic coma
 Have knowledge of diagnosing medical emergencies and delivering suitable emergency drugs using, where appropriate, intravenous techniques

Law, Ethics and Professionalism
 Be familiar with the legal and ethical obligations of general dental practitioners

Dental Biomaterials Science
 Have knowledge of the science that underpins the use of dental biomaterials
 Have knowledge of the (strengths and) limitations of dental materials
 Be familiar with those aspects of biomaterial safety that relate to dentistry

Preventive Dentistry
 Be familiar with (practise) an evidence-based approach to treatment

Dental Public Health
 Be familiar with the prevalence of certain dental conditions in the UK

Oral Surgery
 Be competence in undertaking the extraction of teeth and the removal of roots where necessary
 Be competent in undertaking minor soft tissue surgery
 Have knowledge of the management of acute infection
 Be familiar with the principles of assessment and management of maxillofacial trauma
 Be familiar with the diagnosis of oral cancer and the principles of tumour management
 Be familiar with the principles of treatment of dento-facial anomalies including the

Common orthodontic/maxillofacial procedures involved
 Be familiar with the basic principles of oral surgery practice Oral Medicine
 Have knowledge of the drugs commonly used in oral medicine and their side effects and interactions
 Have knowledge of appropriate special investigations and the interpretation of their results
 Be familiar with the pathogenesis of common oral medical disorders and their treatment

Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
 Have knowledge of the role of laboratory investigations in diagnosis

Dental Radiology and Imaging
 Be competent in taking and processing the various film views used in general dental practice
 Be competent in radiographic interpretation and ability to write an accurate radiographic report
 Have knowledge of the hazards of ionising radiation and regulations relating to them, including radiation protection and dose regulation

Pain and Anxiety Control
 Have knowledge of inhalational and intravenous sedation techniques

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