cod. 21358

Academic year 2021/22
5° year of course - First semester
- Giovanni MERGONI
Academic discipline
Malattie odontostomatologiche (MED/28)
Discipline odontoiatriche e radiologiche
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: RECONSTRUCTIVE ODONTOIATRICS

Learning objectives

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able:
- to know pulp and periradicular diseases
- to collect the medical history and perform the physical examination in a patient with endodontic problems
- to make the correct diagnosis in a patient with dental pain
- to know endodontic instruments
- to know the rationale of endodontic treatment


General and oral physiology
Oral histology
Oral and dental anatomy
General and oral microbiology
Oral radiology

Course unit content

Biology of the normal pulp and etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of pulp and periradicular diseases

Full programme

Development, structure, function and ageing of
pulp and periradicular tissues
Endodontic anatomy
Pulp and periradicular diseases
Endodontic Microbiology
Correlations between endodontic infections and general health
General and dental history.
Clinical examination
Access cavity
Armamentarium in endodontics
Foundamentals of root canal shaping
Foundamentals root canal cleaning
Foundamentals of root canal obturation
Management of endodontic emergencies
Endodontic retreatment
Surgical endodontic treatment
Endodontics in traumatology
Endontics in primary dentition
Vital pulp therapy


Endodontics Vol 1-2-3
A. Castellucci
Editor Il Tridente

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures.
Due to the emergency situation, lessons may also be delivered remotely (either in synchronous or asynchronous mode) via Microsoft Teams.

Assessment methods and criteria

The summative assessment of learning involves 2 steps:
1) a written test with 2 or 3 open questions on the topics covered during the course. The test takes place in the last meeting and lasts about 1 hour.
2) an oral test during the exam sessions of the Restorative Dentistry course.
The written and oral tests are assessed by assigning a score on a scale 0-30. The final score of Restorative Dentistry exam corresponds to the average of the scores of the involved courses. The score 30 cum laude is assigned after agreement of the the examination committee

Other information

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