Pediatric dentistry

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
75
Overall hours
SSD
MED/28 MED/38
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Pediatric Dentistry includes the various oral disciplines applied and adapted to individuals who are growing and developing, i.e. children and adolescents. In contrast to the majority of other oral subjects, the pediatric dentistry area is interdisciplinary and incorporates the professional issues that occur during childhood. Teaching in pediatric dentistry gives students the clinical and theoretical qualifications required to maintain the dental health of children and adolescents. By the end of the course, the student should be able to: differentiate between normal and abnormal development of teeth; guide the habits of the parents, the child and adolescent to promote oral health; diagnose the child and adolescent's oral health problems and plan appropriate therapy; implement a scientifically-based, effective program of primary prevention for children and adolescents; supervise the developing occlusion in such a manner that selected malocclusion can be prevented and/or intercepted.
Expected learning outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to recognize and discuss:
- Normal tooth development, tooth eruption and shedding in primary and secondary dentition and deviation from the norm (numerical and morphological);
- Developmental defects of tooth tissues,
- Communicating with paediatric patients at different stages of development, getting the patient to cooperate and to feel safe in normal treatment situations;
- Epidemiology of caries and aetiological factors in caries in children;
- The etiology and treatment of early childhood caries
- Efficacy of fluoride in caries prevention;
- Fissure sealants in caries prevention;
- Principles for non-operative and operative caries treatment
- Indications for various forms of pulp therapy in primary and young permanent teeth in relation to caries and traumas;
- Epidemiology and aetiology of dental traumas;
- Treatment options in the case of traumatized teeth;
- Consequences and elimination of oral habits;
- Consequences of early tooth loss and space maintenance.
- Oral health medical conditions and oral manifestations associated with pathological and general illness in children.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Teaching method
The lessons will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform and can be followed both synchronously based on the scheduled timetable and asynchronously because they will be recorded and left available to students on the same platform.

Program and reference material
The program and reference material will not be affected.

Methods for verifying learning and evaluation criteria
The exam will take place in written form using the Microsoft Teams platform to monitor students and Exam.net for administering the test or, where the regulations allow, in person, always in written form.
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of embryology and anatomy of the oral cavity
Knowledge of the etiopathogenesis of caries and periodontal disease
Basic concepts of epidemiology in health care
Knowledge of the basis of prevention of the main oral pathologies
Concepts regarding restorative and endodontics treatments
Assessment methods and Criteria
The assessment method is a written test including two parts: a multiple-choice questionnaire and an open clinical question. In the multiple-choice questionnaire, the knowledge regarding pediatric dentistry and pediatrics programs will be evaluate. In the open question a clinical situation is presented. The student is asked to identify potential risk factors for the oral disease presented and to describe which treatments options may be considered both at the dental unit and for the at home maintenance. No supporting material is required for the test. The result of the test is transmitted through the university's online services. Students can request a meeting with the teacher in order to understand the mistakes.
Paediatric dentistry
Course syllabus
· Normal tooth development, tooth eruption and shedding in primary and secondary dentition and deviation from the norm (numerical and morphological);
· Developmental defects of hard dental tissues;
· Communicating with paediatric patients at different stages of development, getting the patient to cooperate and to feel safe in normal treatment situations;
· Epidemiology of caries and aetiological factors for caries in children;
· The etiology and treatment of early childhood caries;
· Efficacy of fluoride in caries prevention;
· Fissure sealants in caries prevention;
· Principles for non-operative and operative caries treatment;
· Indications for various forms of pulp therapy in primary and young permanent teeth in relation to caries and traumas;
· Epidemiology and aetiology of dental traumas;
· Treatment options in the case of traumatized teeth;
· Consequences and elimination of oral habits;
· Consequences of early tooth loss and space maintenance.
· Oral health in special needs children.
· Assessment of the child with skin rash or fever
Teaching methods
The course includes lectures, during which clinical cases are explained, encouraging the active participation of students in the discussion. This method gives them the opportunity to consider the diagnosis and therapeutic strategies for each clinical situation. All lessons' slides are provided to students.
The course also includes a clinical training in which the student has the opportunity to test the acquired knowledge at the dental chair, interacting with young patients and carrying-out preventive and therapeutic treatments in primary and mixed dentition.
Teaching Resources
A.C. Cameron e R.P. Widner. Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, 4th Edition. Mosby Elsevie
Pediatrics
Course syllabus
· Infectious diseases in childhood: recognizing oral manifestations of systemic conditions and management
· Autoimmune conditions in childhood: recognizing oral manifestations of systemic conditions and management
· Analgesics and antibiotics: indications and differences between children and adults
· Recognition the syndrome's manifestations in children
· Recognition and management of emergency conditions (allergic reactions and foreign body in the airways)
Teaching methods
The course includes lectures, during which clinical cases are explained, encouraging the active participation of students in the discussion. This method gives them the opportunity to consider the diagnosis and therapeutic strategies for each clinical situation. All lessons' slides are provided to students.
Teaching Resources
A.C. Cameron e R.P. Widner. Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, 4th Edition. Mosby Elsevie
Paediatric dentistry
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Lessons: 40 hours
Practicals - Exercises: 25 hours
Shifts:
Polo Cenrtale
Professor: Rey Laura Paola
Polo San Paolo
Professor: Cagetti Maria Grazia
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