20630 - Odontostomatological Diseases

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Dietistic (cod. 8470)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student possesses theoretical knowledge in the field of odontostomatological diseases, with particular reference to the role of nutrition in promoting oral health. She/he is able to educate on dental prevention from a dietary point of view and is capable in identifying population groups at risk of oral diseases related to food and/or eating disorders, planing and carrying out targeted prevention interventions.

Course contents

Starting from antomic and functional notions, the main oral pathologies will be addressed, as well as the oral manifestations of systemic pathologies, with clear correlation to the patient's nutritional status. Specific fucus will be aimed at periodontitis, carious lesion, oral cavity carcinoma and diabetes. Another topic of interest will be the role of probiotics on oral health.


Articles and notes provided by the teacher. The material used during the lessons will be made available online.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods

The final exam will be carried out in collaboration with the other teachers of the Integrated Course. A multiple choice test will be administered and its correction will then be used to discuss about specific issues.

Office hours

See the website of Marco Montevecchi


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.