Temporomandibular Disorders and Clinical Practice in Fixed Prosthodontics

Course Information
TitleΚΡΑΝΙΟΓΝΑΘΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΡΑΧΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΛΙΝΙΚΗ ΑΣΚΗΣΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΑΚΙΝΗΤΗ ΠΡΟΣΘΕΤΙΚΗ / Temporomandibular Disorders and Clinical Practice in Fixed Prosthodontics
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorPetros Koidis
Course ID240000352

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
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. Clinical practise with patients who need fixed prosthetic restorations.
cmd, tmd
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Clinical Practice39
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • test (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δρούκας Β. Λειτουργία και δυσλειτουργία στοματογναθικού συστήματος, Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνος, Αθήνα 2003.
Additional bibliography for study
Γαρέφης Π. Φυσιολογία στοματογναθικού συστήματος, Φωτοτυπωτική, Θεσσαλονίκη 1986, (σελ. 187-293 και 443-509). Γεωργιακάκη Ι, Κοΐδης Π. Κρανιογναθικές διαταραχές: συνοπτική διαγνωστική προσέγγιση και διαφορική διάγνωση. Στόμα, 1997; 25: 259-68. Κοΐδης Π. Μυαλγίες - Αρθραλγίες. Στόμα, 1996; 24: 85-90. Ζαρίφη Α, Κοκοτή Μ, Καλτσίδης Γ. Συγκλεισιακή εξισορρόπηση: σκοπός και μεθοδολογία. Στόμα, 2010; 38: 77-82.
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