cod. 1002752

Academic year 2014/15
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Malattie odontostomatologiche (MED/28)
Discipline odontoiatriche e radiologiche
Type of training activity
35 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
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course unit
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Integrated course unit module: PRINCIPLES OF ODONTOIATRICS

Learning objectives

The course aims to improve the knowledge of the main dental equipment in order to allow the student to have critical skill in evaluating the different products on the market and know their main features. To provide the student the importance of proper communication with the patient to properly relate with the patient from the first meeting and subsequent sessions.


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Course unit content

To know and understand the equipment in the dental practice with particular reference to dental unit and its components. To know and understand the importance of reorganisation procedures, sterilisation and maintenance of the unit.
To train students to check the proper sterilization of dental instruments, as well as the maintenance of the instrumentation of the study.
Knowing how to properly communicate to the patient through an appropriate counseling during the first visit and subsequent sessions.
Knowing how to organize a set for a first oral examination and preparation of the toolkit for the main operational procedures. To understand, know and choose the main working positions.
To know the techniques of performing intraoral radiographs with the use of centering.

Full programme

Operational equipment and its functions: dental chair- lay-out of the dental practice

Procedure of re-organization and sterilization of the dental chair

Procedures for sterilization of dental equipment

First examination: medical history and medical records compilation

Physical examination of the oral cavity

Preparing instruments for Operating Procedures

The main operational procedures in the dental practice: timing and mode of behavior

Counselling and communication to the patient

Execution of intraoral radiography


Leghissa GC- Moretti S-Palerma C-Buzzi G. La gestione pratica del paziente odontoiatrico. Protocolli, linee guida, norme. Elsevier Masson 2007.
Cortesi Ardizzone V. L'assistenza nello studio odontoiatrico. Manuale pratico. Masson 2006.

Teaching methods

Lectures, with slides and videos and supplemented by discussion of topics in order to train students in critical skills on the topics and to provide them proper knowledge for the management of the patient affected by specific diseases in the Oro- Maxillofacial facial region.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination with multiple choice test, in order to ensure the quality and level of knowledge and understanding of the course content and the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to professional practice. The trial will also evaluate the quality of student participation during the course.

Other information

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