Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Dental Hygiene
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Standard lectures hours: 

Anatomy-physiological knowledge of oral cavity and of dental elements is required.

Oral exam. The student will have to demonstrate knowledge of the topics discussed and the ability to use correct terminology and mastering the language.

Voto Finale

The main objective of the course is to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge on topics related to the collection of clinical data for periodontal evaluation, primary and secondary prevention of caries and the ability to use camera for clinical documentation.

At the end of the lessons and workshops, the student should be able to know and then apply the following work methodologies:
1. Collect, analyze, archive and then compare data collected during clinical visits. This process will be through an in-depth knowledge of the oral manifestations affecting soft and hard mouth tissue by linking theoretical and clinical capabilities.
2. Know the physico-chemical characteristics of the sealing materials and the isolation of the operating field, the clinical use as a primary and secondary prevention of the cariosis pathology. At the end of the lessons, the student will have to know the operating methodologies in order to properly cure the patient.
3. Know how to use the photographic equipment for clinical documentation, didactic, medical and legal issues, treatment plans, and control of ongoing illnesses over time. The student will have to know software settings, camera’s hardware components to be able to perform correct clinical photographs.

During the lessons, the following topics will be develop:
• Clinical data detection, periodontal data compilation, PSR and operational instrumentation (4h)
• Classification of caries, detection of caries and recognition of restorations and prosthetic artefacts (2h)
• Sealings of grooves, pit and anatomical depressions (3h)
• Methods of operational field isolation (1h)
• Clinical photography (2h)
• Laboratory of sealing and isolation of operational field (4h)


Taught class for a total of 12h, clinical cases will be discussed during the lessons. Laboratories of sealing and isolation of operational field for a total of 4h.

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