TECHNIQUES FOR ORAL TISSUE REGENERATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding.
Students need learn the fundaments of the structure and pathologies of the oral cavity, of the regenerative technics for tissue engineering of oral cavity.
Applying knowledge and understanding
Students must use known techniques for development of experimental a protocol. They will also be able to participate and conduct team research in tissue regeneration applied to oral tissues.
Ability to reason about biomechanics, biomaterials in regenerative medicine study appeared on an article of an international journal and/or PhD-thesis
Ability to understand and be understood in technical situations
Ability to summarize a technical procedure and to write a scientific progress report
At the end of the class, sudents will know and understand the basics of
current approaches for oral tissue regeneration.
Human Anatomy and Histology
Course contents summary
The first lesson covers the anatomical and histological component of the oral cavity.
Subsequent lessons treat the Biomaterials and implant prosthetics.
The last lessons are focused on the osteogenic molecules and on the regeneration/osteointegration.
The class will focus on tissue defects in the oral cavity, clinical challenges posed by such defects, current approaches for defect regeneration and innovative techniques for tissue engineering
Fundamentals of anatomy, histology and embryology of oral structures
Bone remodeling and signaling pathways in bone
Bone and periodontal defects
Guided Bone Regeneration and Guided Tissue Regeneration
Biomaterials and scaffolds
Cell therapies for oral tissue defects
Fundamentals of gene therapy
International reviews and scientific commentaries will dispensed by the teacher
Oral lesson, lectures. Assimilation of scientific literature concerning the methods, the experimental protocols, the animal models, stem cell culture isolation and characterization procedures.
Assessment methods and criteria
End-of-term evaluation and continuous assessment. Written examination by a multiple (four) choice tests.
4 questions on the content of the course. Students must answer correctly at least to 2 questions.