Preclinics Conservative Dentistry

 

 

Preclinics of Conservative Dentistry is a part of the educational program of IV, V and VI semester.

ANOTATION:
Preclinics of Conservative Dentistry is the first stage (from IV to VI semester) of the education in the field of operative dentistry and endodontics. In this stage students earn theoretical and practical knowledge about the instruments, principles of cavity preparation, obturation with different filling materials, endodontic access preparation, endodontic treatment procedures (cleaning, shaping, irrigation, obturation of the root canals) and also about the restorative procedures of endodontically treated teeth.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS APPLIED IN THE COURSE:
Preclinics of Conservative Dentistry has been taught by lectures and exercises. The multimedia lectures have been given by the professors and associate professors at the department. They upgrade their lectures every year and include lots of photographs, videos, figures which visualize the theory which has been taught. The students earn theory knowledge which is very important for the education.
Practical exercises have been held in the phantom rooms of the faculty. These rooms are equipped with everythin needed for the education- phantom heads, dental units, instruments and materials. Students earn practical knowledge about the principles of cavity preparation, obturation methods etc. For this purpose plastic models and extracted teeth have been used. The last semester, dedicated to endodontics, students get in touch with difficult endodontic anatomy, they learn preparation and obturation of rot canals following different techniques.
During the education tests, seminars and discussions are used for control of the students` knowledge.

AIM OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM:
The aim of the educational program is to introduce students to the basics of cavity preparartion, medication and obturation, to the field of endodontics (access, medication, preparation and obtiration of the root canals).

TASKS OF THE PROGRAM:

  • isolation of the operative field;
  • teaching in preparation all groups of cavity preparations according to the basic principles;
  • theory education in medication of the dentine wound and pharmacodynamics;
  • achieving new skills in obturatiom of the cavities with different materials and methods;
  • Preparation of the students about the tooth anatomy, endodontic treatment and restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

SUPPORTING THE TEACHING ARE:
Presentations, graphics, diagrams etc.

EXPECTED RESULTS:
After the preclinical course the students should be able to know and prepare the basic cavity configurations and correct medication of the dentine wound. They should manage successfully the different obturation methods.
Regarding endodontics, the students should plan correctly the endodontic access, prepare and obturate properly root canals and should plan a successful approach for restoration of the endodontically treated teeth.

FORMS OF STUDENTS` ASSESSMENT:

  • Control of the practical work done on the phantom models and extracted teeth;
  • Seminars;
  • Tests;
  • Practical exam at the end of sixth semester;
  • Written and oral exam.