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CODE 67200
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
PREREQUISITES
Propedeuticità in ingresso
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Propedeuticità in uscita
Questo insegnamento è propedeutico per gli insegnamenti:
  • School of Dental Medicine 8746 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • DENTAL MATERIALS, DENTAL POLYMERS, AND PROSTHETIC TECHNIQUES 67200 2021
MODULES Questo insegnamento è composto da:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course includes a theoretical module on materials and clinical-applicative modules on dental materials and prosthetic technologies. It also includes a Medical English module. The theoretical module on dental materials is taught by Prof. Giancarlo Grossi. The clinical-application module on dental materials is taught by Prof. Daniele Pin for the theoretical part (40 hours) and by dr. Cameroni for the practical part. The clinical-applicative module of prosthetic technologies is taught by Prof. Domenico Baldi both for the theoretical part (40 hours) and for the practical part (30 hours). The English module 3 (10 hours) is taught by Prof. Carlo Pesce.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main topics covered concern: solid state polymers (their classification, obtainment in nature or by synthesis, characterization of chemical-physical properties such as molecular weight, glass transition and tensile strength, plasticization and crystallization phenomenon, belonging class based on the inter-chain cohesive forces); polymers in solution (behavior of polymer molecules in solution, study of the thermodynamics of polymer solutions); Polymeric materials used in the dentistry sector (for prostheses, fillings, impressions and threads for sutures).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

 

 

The theoretical module on Materials deals with the chemical-physical characteristics of many polymers, in solid phase and in solution, with particular attention to those used in the medical and, above all, dental fields. The clinical-application module of Dental Materials explains the main characteristics of the materials used in the dental field, how to recognize them and how to use them correctly. The Prosthetic Technologies module provides the knowledge necessary to correctly create both mobile and fixed prostheses. The English 3 module of Prof. Carlo Pesce concerns the clinical aspects of the medical and dental profession: interview with the patient and history collection, objective examination and specific terminology of different specialties.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledges of Chemistry, in particular of Organic Chemistry for Materials. Basic knowledges of Chemistry, Physics, and Human Anatomy for the clinican modules. English 1 (B2 general English level) for English 3.

 

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching methods: 

 

Formal lectures and practical sessions. Course layout is discussed and agreed upon with the students during the first meeting

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

SYLLABUS

 

MATERIALS (Grossi) 
The main topics covered include the following: (a) solid state polymers with their classification, natural sources or synthetic production, characterization of their chemical-physical properties (molecular weight, glass transition and tensile strength, plasticization and crystallization phenomenon, classification according to on the cohesive forces in the chain); (b) polymers in solution (behavior of polymer molecules in solution, study of the thermodynamics of polymer solutions); and (c) polymeric materials used in dentistry (for prostheses, fillings, impressions, and threads for sutures).

 
DENTAL MATERIALS (Pin)
 Introduction to the course. Dental materials: what they are, their use and their handling. Dental materials: their relationship between with possible biointegration. Classification of Dental Materials by (1) type (laboratory, clinical and clinical-dental technicians); (2) chemical composition; and (3) clinical use. Properties of Dental Materials: physical, chemical, biological, technological, thermal, electrical, and optical.
Plasters: chemistry, training up to products for dental use, uses and commercial compositions, their correct use. Casting coating. Waxes: chemistry, difference between plastic and rigid products, production from animal, vegetable and mineral precursors for dental use, classification according to usage, adoption of commercial products, and their correct handling. Amalgams: history and usage of a disappearing material: the legislature, its origin, chemistry, metallic classification, biocompatibility and possible galvanic effect. How it is handled and used in Dentistry.
Alloys: the great field of metals: chemistry and inclusion in the periodic table of elements, general information, differences and technical characteristics with the study of the crystal lattices of different metals and their transformations. Classification for dental use, dental technician and classification for physical characteristics. Titanium.Definition of crown, bridge, structure, adequate terminology and diversification of metals for ceramic and resin coating. Thicknesses calculation for a prosthetic product. Skeletons: definition, classification and nomenclature, with practical examples.
The "lost wax" technique. Synthetic polymers: The chemistry and the inclusion of the main components in the periodic table, definition, polymerization, their uses in the dental field and subdivision. Introduction to acrylic resins. Impression materials: classification and dental use.
Resins: chemistry, classification, how they are handled in the direct and indirect technique. Their characteristics related to appropriate metals. The sealants. The substrates. Resinous and composite cements. Ceramics: chemical nature, classification of ceramics, sintering, feldspathic ceramics and variants of new generation ceramics. The zirconia structures, the oxidation phenomenon, handling and management of chromatic characteristics. Luting cements, glass ionomers, surgical cements, endodontic cements.

 
PROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGIES (Baldi)
Introduction to the prosthesis: fixed, mobile, fixed-mobile. The execution:  Design, Execution procedures. Pre-prosthetic evaluation. Definition of chewing and its affecting factors. Fixed Prosthesis: design, clinical crown, dental relationship between the arches, occlusion, mandibular-cranial relationship: Vertical Dimension (VD) at rest, VD at occlusion, free space at rest, minimal phonetic space. Defects and excesses in the VD. Horizontal dimension: mandibular-cranial relationship, central position, maximum interdental space, central occlusion, central relationship. Techniques for recording inter-arch relationships: Dowson, chin point, swallowing or free closure. De-connecting techniques. Analysis and evaluation of clinical cases
Introduction to impressions (through lectures and practical sessions); alginates and how they must be treated to obtain the plaster model (practical sessions). Study models and diagnostic wax-ups. Joint analysis. Occluders, articulators and profile determinants. Analysis of the different types of dental preparation. Impression taking and working models.  Production of different prosthetic crowns. Recording the definitive fingerprints (analog and digital)
Model casting. The unitary removable models.  The muffle. Wax and its use in dentistry. Mobile Prosthesis:  Features, impression taking, the wall in wax, the tooth test, the finished work. The skeletons: definition, technical terminology and classification, modeling, the merger, the finishing.

 
Medical English (Pesce)

 

Patient-Doctor Interaction, Clinical History, Physical Examination and chief concern definition.  Pneumology and Cardiology.  Musculoskeletal Disorders and Rehabilitation. Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diet.

 

 

 

 

Teaching methods: 

 
Formal lectures and practical sessions. Course layout is discussed and agreed upon with the students during the first meeting.

 


 

 

 

Recommended reading: 
Teaching material including Powerpoint series and videos freely available on Aulaweb. During the lessons, students' learning assessment sessions are held for dialogue and response on their requests for clarification or specific area amplification for Dental Materials. For the prosthetic technologies module, the student has the freedom to choose updated and specific texts. All the material (PPT and video) presented in class is available as well as a syllabus prepared by the teacher. For English 3, Carlo Pesce, Medical English, Zanichelli, 2020.


 

 

 

 


 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Recommended reading: 
Teaching material including Powerpoint series and videos freely available on Aulaweb. During the lessons, students' learning assessment sessions are held for dialogue and response on their requests for clarification or specific area amplification for Dental Materials. For the prosthetic technologies module, the student has the freedom to choose updated and specific texts. All the material (PPT and video) presented in class is available as well as a syllabus prepared by the teacher. For English 3, Carlo Pesce, Medical English, Zanichelli, 2020.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DOMENICO BALDI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Lessons start:

September 2022.

Class schedule

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EXAMS

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
04/04/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
20/01/2025 09:00 GENOVA Orale
18/02/2025 09:00 GENOVA Orale