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English Dentistry Division

         5 items are realised in total in the academic year 2017/18 – 480 hrs.

1. Integrated Pre-clinical Education - Ergonomics in dentistry module (person responsible Małgorzata Ponto-Wolska DDS, PhD). This course takes place in the second semester; the total number of hours is 30, including 8 lectures, 7 seminars, and 15 exercises. The course includes discussion about principles related to ergonomics in dental treatment, organisation at work with sitting and lying patient, and service of dental surgery equipment. The teaching programme also includes health and safety at work and etiology of diseases in dental practice.

 

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    This course is aimed at providing skills for working in a dental team; organisation, equipment, and management of dental practice in accordance with the principles of ergonomics; health and safety at work; ergonomics during dental treatment; ability to lead a dental team; recognition of factors harmful to health in the workplace, residence, and learning place.

Evaluation Criteria: weighted average with equal valuation (50% each) of knowledge and skills.

2. Prophylaxis in dentistry (person responsible Rafał Wojda DDS). This course, concerning dental prophylaxis, takes place in the first semester; the total number of hours is 50, including 10 lectures, 20 seminars and 20 exercises. The course provides knowledge about principles of preventive-therapeutic procedures in illnesses of the masticatory system in different stages of development, principles of preventing illnesses and reinforcing the health of the oral cavity, principles of planning and evaluating prophylactic actions, and principles of metabolism and alimentation. It also covers skills for planning and implementing prophylactic procedures concerning the masticatory system and providing patients with sufficient information about the promotion of oral health.

  The content of this course includes problems related to the preventive-therapeutic procedures in illnesses of the masticatory system, orthodontal prophylactics, oncology, and prosthetic stomatopathy in particular.

3. Integrated Pre-clinical Education - Materials science module (person responsible Krzysztof Wilk DDS, PhD). This course takes place in the 3rd semester; the total number of hours is 60, including 15 lectures and 30 seminars and exercises. The course includes: overview of dental office equipment and instruments used in dental procedures; principles of dental equipment; definition and classification of basic and auxiliary dental materials; overview of the composition, construction, and method of bonding; properties, purpose and use of dental materials; surface properties of tooth tissue and dental biomaterials; definition of the adhesion phenomenon and mechanisms of adhesion; and procedures of adhesive preparation of surface enamel, dentin, and dental biomaterials. The curriculum also covers issues of mechanisms of degradation (corrosion) of dental biomaterials in the oral cavity and their effect on biological properties of the materials.    

 

 

  This course is aimed at providing knowledge on the above-mentioned subjects and enhancing students’ skills for making choices in biomaterials, laboratory materials and bonding on the basis of their properties and adhesive techniques.

     

4. Integrated Pre-clinical Education - Preclinical conservative dentistry (person responsible Małgorzata Ponto-Wolska DDS, PhD). This course includes: providing knowledge about techniques of maintaining dryness of the technical field, anatomy of teeth, systems of marking teeth, principles of classification of carious lesions according to Black, and methods for cavity preparation and filling of lesions of classes I–V. Practical classes are carried out using phantom model.

 

      This course is aimed at providing knowledge and skills related to therapeutic procedures and rules of conduct in cases of illness and injury of teeth and mineralised tissues. It is also covers skills for reconstructing missing tissues, using adhesive techniques, choosing restorative biomaterials, and basic knowledge about clinical procedures of reconstruction of hard tissues of teeth, all practiced on phantom model.

 

5. Prosthodontics (person responsible Renata Lenkiewicz DDS). The content of this training includes: anatomy and physiology of the masticatory system, principles of occlusion, structure, and function of temporomandibular joint, function of masticatory muscles, spatial relations of maxillo-mandibular positions, and etiological factors of centric (non-functional) and eccentric (functional) occlusal disorders.

The aim of this training is the acquisition of knowledge of homeostasis, adaptation, structure, feed-back mechanisms, and mechanisms of the masticatory system. The student should be able to foresee and explain pathological mechanisms leading to masticatory system disorders, project the proper occlusion for a subject, and perform occlusal analysis.                                                                                                                                        

6. Physiology of the masticatory system (person responsible Renata Lenkiewicz DDS). Content of this course: anatomy and function of the masticatory system, physiology of deciduous and permanent dentition’s development, functions of different groups of teeth, reaction of the pulp to different stimuli, physiology of the periodontium and oral mucosa, occlusion and its development and change throughout the course of life, and biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint. The curriculum also includes exploration of the physiology of such activities as mastication, swallowing, and speech.

The goal of this course for the student is to develop a working knowledge of masticatory system structures, function and development of anatomical parts and their mutual correlations, principles of statics and biomechanics of the masticatory system and the essential life functions within it, principles of occlusion in different life stages, the role of the nervous system in correlation of functions, and appropriate interpretation of phenomena occurring in the masticatory system.

7. Integrated Pre-clinical Education - Preclinical endodontics (person responsible Łukasz Zadrożny DDS). This course includes anatomy of tooth chambers, endodontic instruments (according ISO standards), dental materials used in endodontic treatment and hand-on’s of endodontic procedures on phantoms.

The course is aimed to provide knowledge and abilities to perform basic endodontic procedures. Student should get a knowledge of teeth chambers morphology, principles of endodontic treatment, instruments and basic techniques of rebuilding teeth after endodontic treatment.

Integrated Pre-clinical Education - Evaluation criteriaweighted average of each module with equal valuation (50% each) of knowledge and skills. All modules must be passed for admission to the examination.

                      

8. Prosthetic dentistry (persons responsible Krzysztof Wilk DDS, PhD, Rafał Wojda DDS). Educational goals:

- gain knowledge regarding use of primary and auxiliary dental equipment as well as proper practical, technical,    and laboratory procedures in prosthetic restorations

- gain knowledge regarding choice of appropriate materials for dental prosthetics

- gain the ability to design prosthetic restorations and model anatomic occlusion conditions

This course aims to provide knowledge of the purpose and methods of use of primary and auxiliary prosthetic materials; crown and root preparation; taking impressions; wax modelling of inlays, crowns, and bridges – as well as the laboratory procedures involved in manufacturing them; indications and contraindications regarding the use of permanent restorations; and types of bridge spans and their relations to the base.

Further, the course provides training in choosing prosthetic materials for performing removable and permanent restorations, performing occlusal models, establishing occlusion height on a phantom model, fixing models in an articulator, setting teeth according to Gysi, modelling prosthetic plates, preparing teeth for fully-ceramic crowns, ceramic cast bridges, and crown and root canal posts, taking two-layered impressions, performing divided models, and modeling and adjusting inlays made of ceramic materials to perform a temporary crown on phantom models.