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Preventive Dentistry

AIM

To provide the students the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes that will allow them to implement the means and methods of oral diseases prevention.

CONTENT OF THE COURSE

Introduction to the philosophy of preventive dentistry; Methods of evaluating oral health status; Secretions in the oral cavity; Organic and inorganic deposits in the oral cavity; Saliva-enamel physiochemical equilibrium. De-Remineralization of dental hard tissues; Means and methods for dental plaque control; Diet and oral health; The use of fluoride in dentistry; Prevention of oral diseases; Oral diseases risk assessment; The dentist’s role in smoking cessation; Special dental care for the compromised patient.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Seminars.
  • Elearning.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

  • Attendance of 80% of seminars.
  • Successful final examination.