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CODE 111046
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/28
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:

OVERVIEW

Prosthodontics is the branch of Dentistry that deals with the restoration of compromised teeth and with the substitution of missing teeth in partially or totally edentulous patients.

In particular, the Prosthodontics Course in the 6th year of the Degree Course in Dentistry deals with the rehabilitation of partially and totally edentulous patients using fixed or removable prostheses supported by natural teeth or implants.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The didactic activity includes a clinical training with the aim of letting the student acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the rehabilitation of partially and totally edentulous patients.

The clinical training is led in clinical divisions with the aim of letting the student acquire, through direct clinical experience with tutors, the knowledge and the skills necessary to make diagnosis, develop an effective treatment plan and realize a proper prosthodontic rehabilitation.

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student must:

  • know in depth the materials and methods needed to realize a fixed prosthesis supported by teeth
  • be able to diagnose and realize a proper treatment plan including prosthodontic rehabilitations
  • be able to clinically identify indications and contraindications to the rehabilitation with the various types of prostheses
  • be able to realize a proper fixed or removable prosthesis supported by implants or by natural teeth
  • have acquired a proper terminology in order to be able to identify the various types of prostheses and their components and in order to describe the procedures required to realize a prosthesis with a suitable language
  • be able to manage the dental team and communication with patients and with the dental lab in order to realize a proper prosthodontic rehabilitation

TEACHING METHODS

The course includes 60 hours (3 CFU) of clinical training conducted in the dental school or in the affiliated hospitals. The students, monitored by tutors, will directly operate on patients as primary operators with progressively increasing autonomy. Attendance is mandatory. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Diagnosis and treatment plan in prosthodontics
  • Procedures to realize a fixed definitive or provisional prosthesis
  • Procedures to realize a removable definitive or provisional prosthesis
  • Procedures to realize an implant-supported definitive or provisional prosthesis

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

In order to deepen the topics covered during the lessons, the following text books are suggested:

- Preti G. Riabilitazione protesica. UTET 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

STEFANO BENEDICENTI (President)

PAOLO PESCE (President)

FRANCESCO ARCURI

EMANUELA ARDITO

LUIGI CANULLO

JOSEPH GARIBALDI

FRANCESCO LAGANA'

GUIDO MOSCATO

PAOLO PERA

GIUSEPPE GILBERTO SIGNORINI

ALESSANDRO UGOLINI

MARIA MENINI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

September

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The final exam comprises an interview with discussion of clinical cases.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Details of the preparation for the exam and of the level of in-depth study will be given during the lessons.

The student will have to demonstrate to have acquired the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to plan and realize the rehabilitation of patients requiring the restoration of dental arches.

The interview will mainly regard the diagnosis and the capacity to plan an effective implant-prosthodontics treatment plan and will evaluate not only the degree of knowledge but also if the student is able to critically analyze clinical problems that may be presented during the exam.

The student will have to demonstrate to have the capacity to clearly describe a prosthodontic treatment plan using the proper terminology.

The evaluation of the activity carried out during the clinical internship will also contribute to determining the final grade.

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