Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene (Rovereto)

Dentistry and Children's Dental - Oral & Health Care - PEDODONZIA

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Name of lecturer
Mattia Marchiori
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Lezioni CLID Rov. 1 semestre dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course introduces the student to the aspects of prevention, diagnosis and therapy of the main odontostomatological pathologies of children and adolescents.


1. First visit in pediatric dentistry: medical history; intraoral, extraoral and functional clinical examination.
2. Chronology of dental eruption: deciduous dentition, mixed and permanent dentition; shape and size characteristics of deciduous teeth; sequence, chronology and anomalies of the deciduous teeth eruption; sequence, chronology and anomalies of the eruption of permanent teeth.
3. Communication and approach in the pediatric age: definitions; fear and dental anxiety; dentist-child relationship; first meeting; behavioral management techniques.
4. Prevention in pediatric dentistry: concept of oral health and prevention; caries in developmental age patient; feeding and prophylaxis; Early Childhood Caries (ECC); erosions in pediatric patient; periodontal disease in pediatric patient; odontostomatological prevention tools; home oral hygiene; fissure sealing.
5. Dento-alveolar traumatology in pediatric dentistry: epidemiology and etiology; characteristic factors of dento-alveolar traumas; classification of traumatic injuries; prevention; outline of treatment.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Joel H. Berg, Rebecca L. Slayton Early Childhood Oral Health John Wiley & Sons Inc 2015 9781118792100
Antonella Polimeni Odontoiatria Pediatrica Edra - Masson 2019 9788821450365
William R. Proffit, Henry W. Fields, David M. Sarver Ortodonzia moderna Edra Masson 2013 9788821436949
Eustaquio A. Araujo Recognizing and correcting developing malocclusions Wiley-Blackwell 2016 9781118886120

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test for the valuation of acquired knowledge.

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