Course Outline of ORE Part 1





ORE Part 1 Content:

1: Biomedical Sciences and Oral Biology:

  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry relevant to dentistry ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Knowledge and understanding of biomedical sciences and of oral physiology and craniofacial, oral and dental
    anatomy in the management of patients (only in Paper a)

2: Human Disease:

  • Knowledge of the scientific principles of sterilisation, disinfection and antisepsis ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Knowledge of the pharmacological properties of drugs used in general dental practice and their unwanted effects ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Knowledge of disease processes such as infection, inflammation, disorders of the immune system, degeneration, neoplasia, metabolic disturbances and genetic disorders (only in Paper a)
  • Familiarity with the pathological features and dental relevance of common disorders of major organ systems (only in Paper a)
  • Familiarity with role of therapeutics in the management of patients requiring dental treatment ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with general aspects of medicine and ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with main medical disorders that may impinge on dental treatment ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with the work of healthcare workers (only in Paper a)

3: Medical Emergencies: 

  • Competence 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 ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Knowledge of diagnosing medical emergencies and delivering suitable emergency drugs using, where appropriate, intravenous techniques  ( will be present in both a and b papers)

4: Law, Ethics and Professionalism: 

  • Knowledge of responsibilities of consent, duty of care and confidentiality (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of the permitted duties of DCPs (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of the regulatory functions of the General Dental Council (only Paper b)
  • Familiarity with the legal and ethical obligations of general dental practitioners ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with the need for lifelong learning and professional development (only Paper b)

5: Introduction to Clinical Dentistry:

  • Competence in obtaining a detailed history of a patient’s dental state – pain history, pain scenarios (only Paper b)
  • Competence in obtaining a relevant medical history (only Paper b)
  • Competence in using laboratory and imaging facilities appropriately and efficiently (only Paper b)
  • Competence in clinical examination and treatment planning (only Paper b)
  • Competence in arranging appropriate referrals (only Paper b)
  • Competence in maintaining an aseptic technique during surgical procedures (only Paper b)
  • Competence in obtaining informed consent – competence, when written consent required (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge in managing patients from different social and ethnic backgrounds (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of dental problems that may manifest themselves in older patients and of the principles involved in the management of such problems (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of working as part of a dental team (only Paper b)
  • Familiarity with the complex interactions between oral health, nutrition, general health, drugs and diseases that can have an impact on dental care and disease (only Paper b)

6: Restorative Dentistry:

  • Competence in diagnosing and planning preventive, non-operative care for the individual patient with caries,
    periodontal disease or tooth wear (only Paper b)
  • Competence in completing a periodontal examination and charting, diagnosis and treatment plan (only Paper b)
  • Competence in supragingival and subgingival scaling and root debridement, using both powered and manual, and in stain removal and prophylaxis (only Paper b)
  • Competence in completing a range of procedures in restorative dentistry including amalgam and tooth-coloured restorations, endodontic treatments of single- and multi-rooted teeth, anterior and posterior crowns, post crowns, simple bridges, and partial and complete dentures (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of when periodontal surgery may be advised (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of how missing teeth should be replaced, choosing between the alternatives of no replacement, bridges, dentures or implants (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of the design and laboratory procedures used in the production of crowns, bridges, partial and complete dentures and ability to make appropriate chair-side adjustment to these restorations (only Paper b)
  • Familiarity with the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular joint disorders (only Paper b)
  • Familiarity with dental implants as an option in replacing missing teeth  (only Paper b)

7: Dental Biomaterials Science:

  • Knowledge of the science that underpins the use of dental biomaterials ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Knowledge of the (strengths and) limitations of dental materials ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with those aspects of biomaterial safety that relate to dentistry ( will be present in both a and b papers)

8: Paediatric Dentistry:

  • Competence in diagnosing active caries and planning appropriate non-operative care in children (only Paper b)
  • Competence in fissure sealing, preventive resin restorations, and pit and fissure restorations (only Paper b)
  • Competence in undertaking approximal and incisal tip restorations (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of the preformed stainless steel crown and pulp therapy in primary molar teeth (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of the role of sedation in the management of young patients (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of the management of trauma in both dentitions (only Paper b)

 

9: Orthodontics: 

  • Competence in carrying out an orthodontic assessment including an indication of treatment need (only Paper b)

10: Preventive Dentistry:

  • Competence in oral hygiene instruction, dietary analysis, topical fluoride therapy and fissure sealing (only Paper b)
  • Familiarity with (Practise) an evidence-based approach to treatment ( will be present in both a and b papers)

11: Dental Public Health:

  • Familiarity with the prevalence of certain dental conditions in the UK ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with the importance of community-based preventive measures (only Paper b)
  • Familiarity with the social, cultural and environmental factors which contribute to health or illness (only Paper b)
  • Familiarity with the principles of recording oral conditions and evaluating data (only Paper b)

12: Oral Surgery: 

  • Competence in undertaking the extraction of teeth and the removal of roots where necessary (only Paper a)
  • Competence in undertaking minor soft tissue surgery ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Knowledge of the management of acute infection ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with the principles of assessment and management of maxillofacial trauma (only Paper a)
  • Familiarity with the diagnosis of oral cancer and the principles of tumour management ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with the principles of treatment of dento-facial anomalies including the common orthodontic/maxillofacial procedures involved ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with the basic principles of oral surgery practice ( will be present in both a and b papers)




13: Oral Medicine:

  • Knowledge of the drugs commonly used in oral medicine and their side effects and interactions ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Knowledge of appropriate special investigations and the interpretation of their results ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with the pathogenesis of common oral medical disorders and their treatment ( will be present in both a and b papers)

14: Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology:

  • Knowledge of the role of laboratory investigations in diagnosis ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Knowledge of (competence in) matters relating to infection control (only Paper b)
  • Knowledge of the causes and effects of oral diseases needed for their prevention, diagnosis and management (only Paper b)

15: Dental Radiology and Imaging: 

  • Competence in taking and processing the various film views used in general dental practice ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Competence in radiographic interpretation and ability to write an accurate radiographic report ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Knowledge of the hazards of ionising radiation and regulations relating to them, including radiation protection and dose regulation ( will be present in both a and b papers)
  • Familiarity with the principles that underlie dental radiographic techniques (only Paper b)

16: Pain and Anxiety Control:

  • Competence in infiltration and regional block analgesia in the oral cavity
  • Competence and knowledge of when, how and where to refer a patient for general anaesthesia
  • Competence in managing fear and anxiety with behavioural techniques and empathising with patients in stressful situations
  • Knowledge of inhalational and intravenous sedation techniques
  • Knowledge of conscious sedation techniques in clinical practice

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