Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene (Verona)

Educational methodology - ODONTOIATRIA DI COMUNITA'

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Name of lecturer
Annarita Signoriello
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Lezioni CLID VERONA 1 anno 1 SEMESTRE dal Oct 7, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course’s purpose is to give the students a basic knowledge about the most common oral cavity diseases, regarding in particular their prevention.
The learning results comprehend concepts and prevention strategies about this kind of diseases.


- Preventive and Community Dentistry: definition, purposes, health and prevention, national oral health guide-lines in development age and in adults, health assistance models, dentistry assistance models, LEA in Dentistry.
- Deciduous and permanent teeth, natal and neonatal teeth.
- Caries: epidemiology, epidemiologic indices, etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, risk assessment (indices and models), prevention, early childhood caries;
Fluorine: mechanism of action, fluorine prophylaxis, dental fluorosis;
Dental sealants: use and application, glass-ionomer and resin materials, remineralization strategies.
- Periodontal diseases: epidemiology, etiology, clinical features and diagnosis of gingivitis and periodontitis, periodontal indices, risk factors, prevention.
- Oral hygiene role in prevention of oral and systemic diseases in children and adults; General rules for infections’ prevention in oral stomatology.
- Oral hygiene practice with children: methodology and strategies with anxious patients.
- Oral pathologies prevention during pregnancy.
- Dental abnormalities: etiology, types (number, volume, shape, place, position, eruption, growth, structure).
- Malocclusion: Angle classification, overjet and overbite, oral habits, preventive and interceptive orthodontics.
- Oral cancer: epidemiology, etiology, clinical features, risk factors, precancerous lesions, risk assessment, screening and early diagnosis.
- Bisphosphonates osteonecrosis (BRONJ): definition, epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis criteria, risk factors, dentristry procedures, prevention.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Limeback Hardy Odontoiatria preventiva integrata E.M.S.I. 2015 978-88-86669-95-5

Assessment methods and criteria

multiple choice and short-answer written exam

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