Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in School of Dentistry
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (50 hours)

The student needs to have met the requirements as established by the Subjects Guide of the Course of Studies.

Final Examination: 

At the end of the course the student has to take a written exam. The candidate will be examined on the topics related to the syllabus of the course and will have to obtain “pass”.

Giudizio Finale

The course is designed to give dental students a sound grounding of Odontostomatology in the developmental age. Great emphasis is laid especially on those issues essential to acquire a thorough knowledge of the right approach to the little patient (including the management of the child’s behaviour) , of physiopathology, of the preventive aspects regarding the dento-maxillofacial region, , of the various pathologies affecting the stomatognathic system during childhood and adolescence (primary teeth disorders, permanent teeth and immature permanent teeth, the periodontium, mucosae, bony structures, alterations during exfoliation and dento-skeletal abnormalities linked to oral habits in deciduous and mixed dentition).
At the end of the course the student will have gained the theoretical knowledge necessary for the diagnosis of the odonstomatological pathologies in paediatric patients.

- Cognitive development stages
- Approach to the paediatric patient
- First visit and clinical record
- Deciduous teeth eruption
- Deciduous teeth morphology and occlusion
- Deciduous teeth physiopathology
- Exfoliation stages: exfoliation in the front section , exfoliation in the lateroposterior section
- Permanent occlusion
- The periodontium in the paeditric age
- Dental disorders (number, site, shape, volume, structure and eruption)
- Diagnostic radiology in the paediatric age
- Odontostomatologial prevention: oral hygiene and nutrition
- Fluoride: action, medication, undesired effects

The slides used during the lessons will be available to the students at the end of the course.
For any consultation or in-depth study the suggested text is:
A.Polimeni-Odontoiatri pediatrica- Ed.Elsevier Masson

The course consists of standard frontal lessons for a total of 50 hours. The lectures are scheduled and their timetable can be consulted on the website of the Course of Studies. Slides are used by the teacher as a didattic support.

Tenured teacher : Prof.Lucia Tettamanti
Reception hours: to be scheduled by phone at 0332-825623