Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Course Information
TitleΓΝΑΘΟΠΡΟΣΩΠΙΚΗ ΧΕΙΡΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ Ι / Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Vachtsevanos
Course ID240000693

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

Registered students: 152
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course952

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery The aim of those lectures is to promote knowledge in oral and maxillofacial diseases To help the student in the diagnostic procedures of trauma,infections,dysplasias and neoplasias of the mouth and maxillofacial region In the topic of infections a precise description of the anatomical spaces apt to develop an odontogenic infection, is given along with the therapeutic protocols, pharmaceutical and surgical.A special lecture is dedicated to osteomyelitis of the jaws,with an emphasis in osteonecrosis due to the use of bisphosphonates. In the topic of TMD students are focusing in the anatomy of the masticatory system,learning how to examine the masseterial muscles and how to diagnose and differentiate the internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint according to the meniscus position.Osteoarthritis and reumatoid arthritis is among the important diseases examined in detail.All the therapeutic protocols are presented and discussed in detail. In the diseases of paranasal sinuses the odontogenic infection of the maxillary sinus is the main entity of interest.Students learn the physiology of the antrum and the mechanisms of infection thru the nose or the sinus floor.The surgical approaches of the antrum and the drugs adminestered in such cases are discussed. Pain and neoplasias are special lectures in this semester.Students are learning to discriminate trigeminal pain from other pain sources in the area of the face and jaws.In neoplasias a special effort is given for the ability of the student to identify malignant lesions among others. In every topic radiographic examination of oral and maxillofacial patients is discussed with the students.Advantages and disadvantages of all methods are presented.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Facial Injuries Fractures of the mandible Fractures of the maxilla Panfacial fractures Odontogenic tumours Soft tissue tumours Oral Cancer Treatment of Oral Cancer
Facial Injuries, Bone Fracture, Jaw Fracture, Dentofacial Fracture, Odontogenic tumours, Oral Cancer
Educational Material Types
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Course Organization
Clinical Practice261
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Clinical Examination of Patient (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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