cod. 1010514

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - Second semester
- Veronica MAGNANI
Academic discipline
Scienze tecniche mediche applicate (MED/50)
"scienze dell'igiene dentale"
Type of training activity
28 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
hub: -
course unit

Learning objectives

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the student is expected to:
differentiate between private oral health care, public dental health and community dental health.

know the basic concepts of epidemiology, epidemiological and clinical dental indexes and their appropriate use.
describe the role of the dental hygienist in prevention and control of oral conditions in the community and the evolution of the role of dental hygienist in the community from the past up to nowadays.

be familiar with Italian guidelines of Fluoridation.

be able to identify a target population for preventive dentistry needs assessment.

Be able to implement of a preventive dentistry program as well as evaluation of the results on a short- and long-term basis.

discuss and compare preventive care needs and the roles of dental hygienists over the world.


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Course unit content

This course is intended as an orientation to Preventive and Community Dental Hygiene. At the end of this course the student will Know epidemiological indices of current use to plan an oral health community program and will be familiar with the main procedures to promote oral health and to enhance prevention of oral diseases in the community.

Full programme


Odontoiatria di comunita' - Dalla prevenzione della carie alla promozione della salute orale
 Strohmenger - Ferro  (Authors)
Community Oral Health: A Systems
Approach for the Dental Health Profession- Paperback
by Patricia P. Cormier (Author), Joyce I. Levy (Author), Joanne L. Cohen (Author)

Prevention in Clinical Oral Health Care di David P. Cappelli (Autore) Connie Chenevert Mobley (Autore)

Textbook of Preventive and Community Dentistry 2nd Edition - July 6, 2011
Author: S. S. Hiremath

Textbook of Preventive and Community Dentistry: Public Health Dentistry Kindle Edition by Joseph John (Author) 2017

Turrini R. Emiliani F. Black and White ed. Edra 2023
Jane F. Halaris,Charlotte J. WycheActive Learning Workbook for Wilkins' Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist 14th edition - Ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning ed 2024

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons in the classroom

Assessment methods and criteria

The teacher evaluates the students at the end of the lesson’s period by written and oral examinations, projects, class participation, self-study assignments and an oral presentation.

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