Clinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine

 

„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:

  • Acquiring knowledge on the classification and diagnosis of diseases in prosthetic dentistry;
  • Acquisition of knowledge about prevention and treatment of diseases in Prosthodontics;
  • Acquisition of skills for proper diagnosis, a treatment plan preparation and implementation of treatment of diseases requiring prosthetic restoration of real patients in a clinical setting.

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.

PREREQUISITES:
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.

RESULT EXPECTATIONS:

  • Students should be able to create proper diagnoses of the functional oral pathology after full completion of the course and to have good knowledge about clinical application of every type of prosthetic appliances;
  • Students have to build complex treatment plane that guarantees full mouth rehabilitation of the masticatory apparatus;
  • Students have to carry out self – Prosthetic patient’s treatment of the dental crown destruction, destroyed dental arches and total edentulism using contemporary clinical methods and devices;
  • Students should have a skills on diagnostic process for recognition of functional pathology and to solve correctly every clinical case characterized by abnormal occlusal articulation and occlusal – periodontal disturbances. They have to have perfect knowledge about clinical treatment approaches and requirements for their application.

FORMATION EVALUATION:

  • assessing the students throughout the course;
  • evaluation of practical work during the semester;
  • a test of theory test;
  • test results during the session.

ASPECT IN THE FORMATION OF THE ASSESSMENT:

  • the participation in discussions and seminars;
  • practical work;
  • theoretical test.