Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to deepen the knowledge of the anatomy of the oral cavity and understanding of the pathophysiology of the stomatognathic system in order to develop in students a critical skill on the topics covered, and therefore use the knowledge and understanding of the diagnostic and therapeutic methods orthodontic that may be useful to the professional activity of specific speech therapists.
Course contents summary
Oral Anatomy and pathophysiology of stomatognatic apparatus. Action of the neuro-muscular system in the determinism of dental occlusion.
Stomatognatic apparatus. Development of teething. Orthodontic and dental terminology. Overview of gnatology. Development of the occlusion. Caries prevention and parodontopatie. Etilogia of malocclusion. Classification of disharmony dento-maxillo-facial. Action of the Neuro-muscular system on occlusion.
B.Klinge, D.Ericson, L.Matsson - La vostra bocca. Libro sui denti e la terapia odontoiatrica. Scienza e Tecnica Dentistica Edizioni Internazionali – Milano
Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, with more teachers in order to ensure the quality and level of knowledge and understanding of the course content and the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to professional practice. The trial will also evaluate the quality of student participation in class.