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Course Description

NameKariological Patient's Oral Heatlh Care
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
• explain the caries detection methods
• perform intra-oral imaging and follow the legislation governing radiation protection
• assess the main radioanatomical features of teeth and jaws
• compose radiologic reports according to the radiological reporting principles
• use diagnostic radiology in care needs assessment
• explain the methods to prevent and treat cariological oral diseases
The student is able to
• explain the cariological treatment process and factors affecting that (anamnesis, care needs assessment, care plan, implementation and evaluation of the outcomes)
• decide on the consultation and follow-up care needs
• document status and indices
• use the instruments, devices and equipment need in cariological oral health care
• explain the methods of aesthetic dental care
ContentDiagnostic devices and instruments in oral health care (inspection, fiber-optic transillumination, intra-oral camera, DIAGNOdent pen). Caries lesion finding, remineralisation, demineralisation. Preventive cariological care. Cariological indices. Cariological care process, devices and materials. Dental pulp diseases and vitality tests. Bitewing radiography and panoramic radiography. Diagnostic radiography. The chemical mechanism of dental whitening treatment.
RequirementsActive participation in contact lessons, skills workshop exercise (cariological status), imaging exercises (attendance required), learning assignments and exams.
Alternative completion: skills demonstration, an exam
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialDARBY M.L, WALSH M. 2010. Dental hygiene: Theory and practice, 3 rd ed. (sivut teoriaosioon 305-312, 316-336, 548-557, 561-566). Saunders: Elsevier.
DARBY M L, WALSH M. 2010. Dental hygiene: Theory and practice, 3 rd ed. (ss 284-288, 599-604). Saunders: Elsevier.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Pit and fissure sealants for preventing dental decay in permanent teeth. 31.7.2017
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