Biology of the Dental Tissues

Course Information
TitleΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΟΔΟΝΤΙΚΩΝ ΙΣΤΩΝ / Biology of the Dental Tissues
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKleoniki Lyroudia
Course ID240000587

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

Registered students: 52
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course422

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
The goal of this course is: • The understanding of cell interactions during tooth development. • The histological structure and biological basis of enamel, dentin, pulp and cementum. By using the above knowledge the dental students will be able during their clinical practice to understand and explain clinical signs like that of pain and they will be able to put more precise clinical diagnosis.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
Course Content (Syllabus)
The goal of this course is: • The description and explanation of the structure and function of the cells involved in tooth development. • The description of the biological mechanisms of tooth eruption. • The understanding of the biological system of the dental pulp and the hard dental tissues. • Genes involved in tooth development are also discussed and malformations that are due to the above genes malfunction.
dental pulp, dentin, enamel, cementum, biology, development, structure
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιολογία των Οδοντικών Ιστών, Δ. Τζιαφάς
Additional bibliography for study
Essentials of Oral Histology and Embryology. A clinical Approach. J.K. Avery and D.J. Chiego,Jr. Mosby Elsevier Inc 2006.
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