Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to deepen the knowledge of the anatomy of the oral cavity and 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
Provide knowledge of occlusion and dental, masticatory function and pathophysiology of the stomatognathic system with special reference to the development of the dentition and occlusion decay. To understand the etilogia of malocclusions with the classification of dento-maxillo-facial disharmonies. To accustom students to evaluate the action of the neuro-muscular system of the skull and dental occlusion recognize the special pathology orthodontics: dental agenesis, supernumerary teeth and impacted teeth. Able to assess the radiological examination of the skull and be able to perform plotting anatomical structures of the skull on lateral cephalograms.Particular importance is given to the patient orthodontic psychological approach to professional ethics and relationships with colleagues.
Stomatognathic system. Growth of the facial skull. Development of the dentition, orthodontic terminology. Dental occlusion: relationships static and dynamic relationships. Occlusion and posture. Centric relation and centric occlusion. Orthodontics and cervical-cranial-mandibular dysfunction. Classification of dento-maxillo-facial disharmonies. Psychological approach to orthodontic patient and professional ethics. Before orthodontic visit. Semiotics orthodontic. Laboratory Tests: prints and patterns, photographs, X-ray examinations axiografia. Cephalometric analysis.
D.Caprioglio, C.Lanteri, A.Levrini, A.Caprioglio - Ortodonzia Intercettiva- Edizioni Martina, Bologna, 2000.
C.Lanteri - Ortognatodonzia-Edizioni Masson, Milano, 2002.
M.Gandolfini - L'espansore rapido palatino ed il quad-helix - Edizioni Martina, Bologna, 1996.
Lectures supplemented by discussion of topics in order to train students in critical skills on the topics and to provide them with knowledge of the stomatognathic apparatus useful in diagnosing dental occlusion and the maxillo-facial anomalies and thus have an important aid to solve the specific problems of professional dentists.
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.