34453 - Pediatric Dentistry 2

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  • Teacher Gabriela Piana

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/28

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has acquired the ability to recognize the pedodontic aspects, as well as to face and solve complex interdisciplinary clinical cases in relation to pedodontic problems.

Course contents

Doctor-Patient communication with the pediatric patient, patient and family management.

Clinical examination in Pediatric Dentistry.

Conservative therapy and endodontic treatment of permanent teeth with incompletely formed apex.

Soft tissue lesions in children.

Surgical procedures in the pediatric patient.

Pharmacologic therapy of oral pathologies in pediatric patients.

Bad habits.

The orthodontic-orthopedic anomalies in the mixed dentition: diagnosis, interception and therapy .

Space maintenance in the mixed dentition.

The promotion of oral health in children suffering from systemic diseases and debilitating conditions.


Didactic material provided by the Professor

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures and practical classes.

Lectures, based on the principles of medical teaching, require a close interaction between teacher and students and are organized in order to simulate a situation that represents the daily challenges faced by the dentist in pediatric patient management.

The practical lessons, carried out by dividing the students into groups, are addressed to the student acquire vocational skills, communication and teamwork.

Assessment methods

The final exam will be carried out through a written with a clinical case and an oral test to assess the students' knowledge of the course program.

Teaching tools

Audiovisual material

Slide show lectures

Scientific articles (available at the School of Dentistry)

Office hours

See the website of Gabriela Piana