„Clinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine“ is taught in the following semesters: V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X.
ANNOTATION OF THE COURSE:
Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine is conducted educational course provided good opportunity to acquire knowledge about diagnosis and treatment of dental pathology requiring prosthetic rehabilitation. Several methods for masticatory apparatus prevention and restoration of destroyed chewing, speech articulation and aesthetic patient appearance are involved in the course educational program. Students acquire skills for treatment planning and for effective prosthesis application in clinical and practice to restore occlusion articulation and occlusion-periodontal equilibration of the masticatory apparatus.
FORMS AND EDUCATIONAL APPROACHES:
The main forms of training in the course are lectures and practical exercises. The lectures provide a theoretical preparation of students and they usually are presented as multimedia presentations as well as educational films about different clinical levels of prosthodontic treatment with fixed and removable dentures are used. The practical exercises are conducted in a special clinical offices where students are operated on phantoms initially, and later they are making real patients treatment. Academic professors and assistant professors are leaded the training, building the treatment plains and control stages of implementation. Practical exercises are carried through in laboratory rooms where students receive the necessary materials and prepare working models for different stages of treatment. A modern dental laboratory is used for the purpose of education where crowns and bridges are casted and polished. Contemporary CAD/CAM system and modern implant center are a guarantee for advanced training of high professional level. Periodic seminars on various topics and discussion of interesting clinical cases allow to assess the students’ knowledge and develop their clinical thinking.
GOAL OF CURRICULUM:
Acquiring knowledge on diagnosis of functional pathology refers to the dental crown destruction, partial and complete edentulism, requiring prosthetic restoration.
Purchase of knowledge about prevention and treatment of oral pathology caused by occlusal disturbances.
Acquisition of practical skills on prosthetic restoration of masticatory complex with prosthetic appliances with the main goal to conduct dental care in accordance with European standards of Healthcare.
TASKS OF THE PROGRAM:
AUXILIARY DEVICES FOR TEACHING:
Teaching aids include multimedia presentations, educational movies and demonstrations of process of making of various prosthetic devices and treatment stages in clinics. Practical students training is facilitated by used dental laboratory CAD/CAM system and contemporary furnished implant center.
Before beginning the education in Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine students need to have a basic knowledge of Dental materials science and Preclinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine.
ASPECT IN THE FORMATION OF THE ASSESSMENT: