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The Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Undergraduate Teaching


The Department of Pediatric Dentistry teaches undergraduate students in the clinical years: Phantom course - 4th year and clinical studies - 5th and 6th years.


Preparation Course for the Clinic in the Phantom Laboratory - 4th year


To clarify basic concepts and to teach technical skills in restorative treatment in primary teeth using a phantom head in the laboratory. At the end of the course, the student will be able to differentiate the anatomic and morphologic differences between primary and permanent teeth, and to apply this knowledge when treating their patients.


Theoretical and Practical Course in Pediatric Dentistry - 5th and 6th years


To teach knowledge and skills in all subjects relating to pediatric dentistry: behavioral aspects relevant to the treatment encounter with the child, such as emotional and behavioral development, and behavioral principles in treating children; dentition development; and total treatments provided to children, including prevention of oral and dental diseases, various restorative treatments, treating trauma to the teeth, diagnosing and treating phenomena in oral soft tissues, and treating children with special needs.


Recommended Reading

1.     McDonald: Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent, 8th ed. St. Louis: CV Mosby Co., 2004.

2.     Andreasen JO: Textbook and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, 3rd ed. St. Louis: CV Mosby Co., 1994

3.     Articles and summaries given throughout the year.


Extramural Teaching

The Department is active in community activities, such as outreaching day-care centers and elementary schools in deprived areas. Children are examined for oral and dental problems, and oral health instructions are provided to the children, parents and staff. Children from these centers are treated at our Department Clinic.


The Department also participates in the "Special Olympics" games held every year. Faculty and students carry out dental examinations and provide oral health care instructions to all participants in the Special Olympics.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 March 2008 )

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