Cariology-Operative Dentistry I

Course Information
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Dionysopoulos
Course ID600014374

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

Registered students: 107
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course324

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
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
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • 100211C Dental Morphology
General Prerequisites
Knowledge regarding dental morphology and terminology. Ability to reform the tooth surfaces.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the students should be able to understand: 1. the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment plan and prevention of dental caries and non-carious lesions, 2. the utilization and terminology of the instruments used in Operative Dentistry, 3. how the dental history is filled, 4. apply appropriate tooth preparation guidelines for simple and direct composite resin restorations, 5. acquire basic treatment planning skills and decide on preventive or restorative treatment options.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Lectures: 1. Morphology and physical-mechanical properties of hard dental tissues 2. Dental caries - Examination and diagnosis 3. Classification of carious lesions - ICDAS II - Classification of tooth cavities 4. Caries risk assessment - Treatment plan 5. Early stage of caries lesions - Sealants - Conservative cavity preparations 6. Introduction to cavity preparation instruments - Caries removal 7. Histopathology - Progress stages - Clinical types of dental caries 8. Management of patients with rampant caries 9. Non-carious lesions of dental tissues 10. Developmental dental lesions - Tooth malformations - Tooth discolorations Laboratory excercises: 1. Identification of natural teeth 2. Diagnosis of dental caries - Dental history (ICDAS II) - DMF 3. Classification of tooth cavities 4. Caries risk assessment - Treatment plan - Preventive measures 5. Dental sealants application 6. Education on cavity preparation instruments use and caries removal 7. Preparation of conservative cavities for flowable composite resin 8. Preparation of class I cavities for composite resin 9. Preparation of class V cavities for composite resin
Cariology, operative dentistry, treatment plan, cavity preparation, preventive dentistry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work522
Student Assessment
Evaluation of the practical work. Written examination at the end of the Semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βασικές Αρχές Οδοντικής Χειρουργικής, Κακάμπουρα Α., Βουγιουκλάκης Ι.Γ., Ιατρικές εκδόσεις Π.Χ. Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα, 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
Εργαστηριακός και Κλινικός Οδηγός της Οδοντικής Χειρουργικής, Μ. Χελβατζόγλου, Π. Διονυσόπουλος, Γ. Παλαγγιάς, Ε. Κολινιώτη, Ε. Κουλαουζίδου, Π. Γερασίμου. Sturdevant's Art and Science of Operative Dentistry, 7th Edition (2018).
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