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Fixed Prosthodontics ΙΙ (7th and 8th semester)

  • The course  is integrated in the Dental Courses
  • Course coordinator: Associate Professor S. Kourtis 
  • Department: Prosthodontics


The aim of the course is to educate the students how to maintain good oral health, function and esthetics of the stomatognathic system by using restorations on natural teeth and restoring loss of soft and hard tissues by artificial substitutes.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the 7th and 8th Semester the student must :

  • Know the anatomy, histology and physiology of the tissues that form the stomatognathic system
  • Recognize the physiological function of the stomatognathic system and especially chewing, phonetics, swallowing, static and dynamic occlusion.
  • Use the classic and current means for  examination  and diagnosis of the hard and soft tissues of the stomatognathic system .
  • Be able to recognize diversions from the physiological function of the stomatognathic system.
  • Be able to recognize clinical signs of pathological conditions in the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity.
  • Know the clinically acceptable form of every restoration and its effect on the stomatognathic system and the surrounding tissues.
  • Recognize the integrity or the problems of the existing restorations and recommend their replacement.
  • Be capable to define the general and the specific prognosis of the existing teeth and restorations.
  • Be capable to make a treatment plan which can  treat the existing pathology and  propose restoration of the damage or loss of intraoral tissues.
  • Be capable to inform the patient clearly on the condition of his/her oral health and the proposed or alternative treatment plans.
  • Be able to restore damages or loss of the soft and hard tissues following biological rules and restoring the basic functions of the stomatognathic system (chewing, phonetics and esthetics).
  • Be capable to protect the pulp of the tooth and the periodontal tissues during the fabrication stages of prosthetic restorations and maintain the protection by means of the final restorations. 
  • B e capable to guide and cooperate with dental laboratories and check the quality of the fabricated restorations.
  • Have as a goal the fabrication of restorations that will have the desired morphological, functional and esthetic characteristics.


Seminars  7th  Semester

Abutment selection for prosthetic restorations; Periodontal approach; Abutment selection for prosthetic restorations; Prosthodontic approach; Diagnostic wax-up; provisional restorations; Impression materials – impression techniques; Working casts; Resin bonded bridges; Cantilever bridges; Treatment planning for implants; Splinting – Telescopic restorations; Interocclusal records – Vertical dimension.

Seminars (8th semester)

Treatment plan-treatment positions; Dental preparations; Provisional restorations; Reconstruction of endodontic treated teeth; Metal framework for metal-ceramic restorations; Final control for metal-ceramic restorations ;Final cementation – selection of cement; Introduction in dental Aesthetics-Color selection; Dental ceramic and optical behavior; Clinical steps for all-ceramic restorations.

Clinical training

Clinical examination and treatment planning ; Therapeutic treatment of patients with minor of medium prosthetic needs (cooperation with Removable Prosthodontics in the Comprehensive Care Clinic).

Educational methods

  • Lectures.
  • Treatment planning seminars in Comprehensive Care Clinic  (CCC).
  • Clinical training  in Comprehensive Care Clinic.

Successful completion

  • Attendance of the treatment planning seminars in CCC.
  • Successful completion of the clinical requirements.