Clinical physiology of the orofacial system occlusion

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΣΓΣ-ΣΥΓΚΛΕΙΣΗ / Clinical physiology of the orofacial system occlusion
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Tortopidis
Course ID240000689

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Dentistry (2010-today)

Registered students: 142
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course323

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The topics of the course are the following: 1. Fundamentals of craniofacial growth and mechanism of tooth eruption 2. Functional anatomy and histology of the Temporomandibular joint 3. Masticatory muscle anatomy-muscle fiber characteristics 4. Mechanism of mandibular movements-anterior and posterior determinants of mandibular movements 5. Masticatory function-masticatory performance and efficiency 6. Anatomic and physiologic alterations of the edentulous patients’s stomatognathic system 7. Jaw relations and occlusion in edentulous patients 8. Principles of occlusion-occlusal schemes in dentate and partial edentulous patients 9. Pathogenic occlusion and occlusal trauma 10. Diagnostic waxing procedures
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
The purpose of the course is to present a theoretical and practical approach to the study of anatomy, physiology and function of the stomatognathic system and occlusion. This course introduces students to the anatomy-physiology of the temporomandibular articulation and muscles of mastication and familiarizes them with the mandibular movements and principles of occlusion.
Oral Physiology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Β. Δρούκας. Λειτουργία και Δυσλειτουργία του Στοματογναθικού συστήματος. 3η έκδοση, Επιστημονικές εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα 2008; σελ. 1-90.
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