Craniomandibular Disorders

Course Information
TitleΚΡΑΝΙΟΓΝΑΘΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΡΑΧΕΣ / Craniomandibular Disorders
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMaria Kokoti
Course ID240000638

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

Registered students: 12
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses532

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • 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 main objective of this course is to equip students with the knowledge concerning the epidemiologic features of CMD, the basic mechanisms underlying pain and dysfunction in the craniofacial region, the structural, physiologic, pathologic, psycho logic and social factors contributing to CMD and orofacial pain, the evaluation of case history and findings of clinical examination, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of patients with CMD.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
Course Content (Syllabus)
Fundamental knowledge on physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics of the temporomandibular joint. Introduction to pathology and common terminology in CMD . Case history (anamnestic, medical, dental), clinical examination methodology. Epidemiological assessment and classification of patients. Diagnosis of the various disorders and differential diagnosis (causative factors, risk factors, patient clinical profiling, collection and evaluation of diagnostic data). Analysis of clinical indicators, assessment of clinical significance. Rheumatological investigation, radiographic examination techniques, coordination of patient treatment with other medical specialties. Treatment options, prognosis and concurrent follow-up.
tmd, cmd
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Written assigments40.2
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δρούκας Β. Λειτουργία και Δυσλειτουργία στοματογναθικού συστήματος. Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνος, Αθήνα 2003.
Additional bibliography for study
Γαρέφης Π. Κλινική Φυσιολογία στοματογναθικού συστήματος. Φωτοτυπωτική, Θεσσαλονίκη 1986 (σελ 187-293 και 443-509). Γεωργιακάκη Ι, Κοΐδης Π. Κρανιογναθικές διαταραχές: συνοπτική διαγνωστική προσέγγιση και διαφορική διάγνωση. ΣΤΟΜΑ, 1997; 25: 259-68 Κοΐδης Π. Μυαλγίες – Αρθραλγίες. ΣΤΟΜΑ, 1996; 24: 85-90 Ζαρίφη Α, Κοκοτή Μ, Καλτσίδης Γ. Συγκλεισιακή εξισορρόπηση: σκοπός και μεθοδολογία. ΣΤΟΜΑ, 2010; 38: 77 - 82
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