Geriatric Prosthodontics

Course Information
TitleΓΗΡΟΔΟΝΤΟΠΡΟΣΘΕΤΙΚΗ / Geriatric Prosthodontics
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorVassiliki Anastassiadou-Velliadou
Course ID240000702

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

Registered students: 120
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course1052

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The main objective of the course is to present to the student the theoretical framework and the overall management of older adult who needs dental care. Particular emphasis is given to the options of the treatment plan;that are dependent on the aged biological background and the life-time oral environmetal experience. Thus the student can design and execute the most appropriate and realistic treatment plan. At the end of the course the student can transfer the theoretical background to the clinical practice and consequently develop his/her skills and critical thinking for the benefit of the elderly in an interdisciplinary and interactive environment.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Geriatric Prosthodontics. Profile of the older adult Management of older adults. Assessment of biological changes Orofacial ageing I. Biological changes Orofacial ageing II. Physiology vs pathology Management of extensive tooth loss in the elderly Complete dentures in the elderly The relevance of existing dentures. Complete denture reline The concept of neutral zone Soft liners Dental care for the elderly suffering from age related diseases.
geriatric prosthodontics; older adults; prosthetic rehabilitation; orofacial changes physiology vs pathology
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • ebook (
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment110.4
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Β. Αναστασιάδου (κύριος συγγραφέας). Διαχείριση Σύνθετων Καταστάσεων στα πλαίσια της Γηριατρικής Οδοντιατρικής (2015). Εκδόσεις Κάλλιπος, ID Ευδόξου 320227
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