Department of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Radiology.

The Division of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology provides education and learning clinical services and research through a numbers of structured Disciplines, including:

Restorative Dentistry.

Endodontics.

Fixed Prosthodontics.

Removable Prosthodontics.

Periodontology.

Dental Biomaterial.

This department covers four main subjects

(Paediatric dentistry, Orthodontics, Community and preventive dentistry).

 

Paediatric dentistry

This subject is taught during 4th and 5th year

For the theoretical part, the subject covers the following topics during the fourth year:

Introduction to Pedodontics

  • Scope and philosophy

Child psychology and behavior management

  • Objectives
  • Patterns of behavior up to adolescence.
  • Child reaction to pediatric dentistry, parental behavior, its importance.
  • Variable affecting child behavior
  • Behavior management. Technique of Behavior management.

Restorative Dentistry for children

  • Morphological difference between primary and permanent Modification in cavity preparation
  • Early childhood dental caries and its management
  • Preventive aspect.
  • Restorative aspect.
  • Methods for diagnosis of dental caries.
  • Radiological survey.
  • Rubber Dam.
  • Cavity preparation.
  • Anterior crowns in pediatric dentistry.
  • Stainless steel crown.

 

Development of occlusion

  • Chronology of eruption and shedding of teeth.
  • Development of primary occlusion.
  • Development of permanent occlusion.
  • Anomalies associated with teeth and its
  • Space management.
  • Premature loss of primary teeth.
  • Mixed dentition analysis.
  • Space maintainers.

Common  periodontal and soft tissue lesions in children.

 

Pulp therapy for children.

  • Sequelae of dental caries
  • Types of pulp treatment, indication, contra-indications.
  • Indirect pulp capping.
  • Direct pulp capping.
  • Pulpectomy.
  • Pulpotomy.
  • Apexificaton.
  • Reaction of the pulp tissue to different pulp therapy m

 

Traumatic injuries to anterior teeth.

  • Etiology. Predisposing factors, classification.
  • Management of traumatic injury.
  • Emergency.
  • Intermediate and Permanent treatment.

Pharmacotherapeutics in children.

  • Common used drugs in pedodontics, Mode of action, indication, contra-indication, dosages, and side effects.

Oral surgical considerations in children.

  • Indications for extractions of primary teeth
  • Contraindications for extractions of primary teeth
  • Indications for extraction of permanent first molars
  • Treatment planning for extraction of primary teeth
  • Techniques for the removal of primary teeth

 

Common oral habits in children.

  • Definition, types, etiology, effect on occlusion management.

During the fifth year the subject covers the following topics:

New advances used in child management; sedation and general anesthesia.

Dentistry for children in special needs.

Conditions, problems and management.

New development in the restorative materials used for teeth.

Prevention of traumatic dental injuries for children.

New advances in pulp modalities of treatment.

Dose related prescriptions for children.

Cleft lip and palate.

Child abuse and neglect.

Regarding the clinical part the students will get the chance to treat patients from the start of the fourth year and continue in the fifth year. The clinical training is regular on average of two-hours per week. Once student is in the internship training they will be treating patients in the pediatric department for two months on average of twelve hours per week.

 

This subject is taught during 4th and 5th year

For the theoretical part, the subject covers the following topics during the fourth year

Introduction to Orthodontics

General Concepts of Growth and Development

Prenatal and postnatal development of Craniofacial Structures

Development of dentition and occlusion

Occlusion and Malocclusion

Classification of Malocclusion

Normal and abnormal functions of stomatognathic system

Etiology of malocclusion

Diagnosis and diagnostic aids in orthodontics

Biomechanical principles in Orthodontic tooth movement

Anchorage in Orthodontics

During the fifth year the subject covers the following topics

Preventive Orthodontics

Interceptive Orthodontics

Corrective Orthodontics

Orthodontic Appliances in general

Removable Orthodontic Appliance

Fixed Orthodontic appliance

Extra Oral Appliances

Myofunctional Appliances

Orthodontic Management of Cleft lip and Cleft Palate

Principles of Surgical Orthodontics (minor and major surgeries)

Differential Diagnosis and treatment modalities of various Malocclusions

Retention and Relapse in Orthodontics

Regarding the practical training, during the fourth year students will learn indication and method of construction of various wire bending exercises which will enable them making removable orthodontic appliances.
These exercises include

Straightening of Wires

Formation of Equilateral Triangle

Formation of a Square

Formation of a circle

Formation of 3 U and 2 V series

Construction of C Clasp

Construction of Full Clasp (Jackson’s)

Adam’s Clasp

Triangular Clasp

Finger spring

Double cantilever spring (Z-spring)

U-Loop canine retractor

Helical Canine retractor

Buccal canine retractor

Labial bow

During the fifth year students will learn a systematic way of collecting records for orthodontic patients.
They will learn about the following

Making alginate impression

Preparation of study models

Model analysis

Cephalometric analysis

Recording case History

Collection and Analysis of diagnostic records

Case discussion, diagnosis and treatment planning

Treatment using removable appliance and patient follow up

Preventive Community dentistry

This subject is taught for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th year.

During 3rd year this subject covers the following topics

Introduction to the course

Concepts and principles of preventive dentistry

Etiological factors in oral diseases 1 and 2.

Modifying factors in oral diseases.

Plaque control for the prevention of oral diseases 1, 2 and 3.

Other caries preventive factors 1, 2 and 3.

Tooth wear

Prevention of dental trauma

Prevention of malocclusion

Impairment—preventing a disability

During the 4th academic year the subject will cover the following topics

Infection control measures

Operator/patient positioning

DMF index

Gingival and periodontal indices

Chair side oral hygiene instructions

An introduction to psychology.

Oral Health Related Quality of Life.

Communication Skills.

Health Behavior and Helping Patients Change

For the 5th year students the subject will cover the following topics

Infection control measures

Operator/patient positioning

DMF index

Gingival and periodontal indices

Chair side oral hygiene instructions

An introduction to psychology.

Oral Health Related Quality of Life.

Communication Skills.

Health Behavior and Helping Patients Change

 

In addition to the theoretical part the Preventive and Community dentistry is being taught clinically during fixed clinical sessions on average of two hours per week. Also students are required to be involved in community programs like educational visits to schools and oranges to raise the awareness of children towards dental health.