Learning outcomes of the course unit
Training objectives of the course
Providing students with a sufficiently accurate cultural and technical background that will enable them to deliver a satisfactory operating performance in first-level care and to advance to higher-level training (proficiency courses, post-graduate specialized courses, Master’s programmes, Ph.D.’s).
Course learning results
End results will be achieved when students have developed an adequate understanding of the subjects and a basic knowledge of how to:
- diagnose and treat masticatory system disorders characterized by alterations of movement and/or pain at the maxillary bones and surrounding organs;
- perform a functional clinical examination of the stomatognatic system;
- improve oral function, control pain in the stomatognatic system, and refer patients for specialized care, either dental or medical, when needed (ENT specialists, rhumatologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, as well as physical therapists and psychologists);
- stabilize dental occlusion and control the masticatory load, both by mechanical occlusion, behavioural management or drug treatment;
- diagnose and manage oral parafunctions;
- recognize the major sleep disorders of dental interest.
the same of the integrated course
Course contents summary
Painful diseases of the face and mouth. Pathologic alterations of mandibular, lingual and facial movement. Oral parafunctions. Occlusal trauma. Sleep disorders of dental interest.
G. Preti, Riabilitazione protesica, Vol. I. UTET, 2003; 2) S. Palla. Mioartropatie del sistema masticatorio e dolori orofacciali, RC Libri, 2002.
Up-front classes and clinical group exercises
Type of exit examination
Guido M. Macaluso; Giovanni Mauro