Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

Principles of Dentistry - PROPEDEUTICA CLINICA

Course code
Name of lecturers
Umberto Luciano, Annarita Signoriello
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
LEZIONI 2° SEMESTRE 1° 2° -3°-4°-5°-6° ANNO dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 28, 2021.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student will acquire knowledge about:
- structure and setting of the dental office;
- equipment and instruments in the dental office, as well as their functions and maintenance procedures;
- patient reception in the dental office, organization of the first visit and management of subsequent appointments;
- communication and empathy in the dentist-patient relationship;
- main procedures for the control of cross-infection in the dental environment.


Anatomy of the jaw bones
Periodontal tissues
X-rays anatomy
Psychological approach to the patient
First visit
Semeiotics of the oral cavity
Methods of dental treatment
Laboratory tests
The oral cavity : environmental aspects
Aseptics in dentistry
Sterilization techniques
The operations room
Dental equipment
Turbines , micromotors , contra and tartar scalers
The patient with systemic problems
Introduction to Computer : Hardware
Elements of computer science : management software
Techniques of anesthesia
Treatments under local anesthesia
Treatment under general anesthesia
The photography in dentistry
Medical records

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
L.F. Rodella, M. Labanca, R. Rezzani, M. Tschabitscher Anatomia chirurgica per l'odontoiatria Edra Masson 2014 978-88-214-3771-7
V. Cortesi Ardizzone , A. Abbinante Igienista orale. Teoria e pratica professionale Edra 2013
Leghissa GC- Moretti S-Palerma C-Buzzi G. La gestione pratica del paziente odontoiatrico. Protocolli, linee guida, norme. Elsevier Masson 2007. 2007

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination with ten open questions concerning the topics explained during the lessons.
The evaluation will be expressed in thirty/30.

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