cod. 1002832

Academic year 2016/17
4° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Malattie odontostomatologiche (MED/28)
Discipline odontoiatriche e radiologiche
Type of training activity
21 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: OROFACIAL PAIN AND DYSFUNCTION

Learning objectives

AIM: reach knowledge and practical skills that allow primary care management and that represent the basis to attend postgraduate dental courses (Specialist Degree, Master, PhD).
The student at the end of the course should be competent at identifying the functional abnormalities of the stomatognatic system and the origin of orofacial pain, asking for appropriate specialist opinion both in the dental and medical fields. The student should have knowledge of the therapies to control pain, of the systems to stabilize occlusion and control load of the masticatory system (behavioural, mechanical, pharmacological). Be competent at the diagnosis of parafunction and have knowledge of the most important dental sleep disorders.


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Course unit content

Orofacial pain. Temporomandibular disorders. Mandibular, lingual and facial movement disorders. Oral parafunctions. Occlusal trauma. Sleep medicine for dentistry

Full programme

1. orofacial pain
2. chronic pain
3. temporomandibular disorders
4. movement disorders
5. sleep bruxism
6. parafunctions
7. occlusal trauma
8. OSA
9. other dental sleep disorders
10. OSA / SB intraoral devices


Sleep Medicine for Dentists A Practical Overview
Gilles J Lavigne, Peter A. Cistulli, Michael T. Smith
Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc

Bell’s Oral and Facial Pain (Formerly Bell's Orofacial Pain), Seventh Edition
Okeson, Jeffrey P
Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc

Temporomandibular Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
Daniel M. Laskin, Charles S. Greene, William L. Hylander
Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc

Teaching methods

Lectures, clinical case discussion, hands-on training

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam, practical skills evaluation, grading of the participation to teaching activities, MCQ

Other information

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