Curricular Unit:Code:
Endodontics III841END3
4MasterDentistry4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The theme of this curricular unit is to acquire knowledge and enable students to perform, in patientes, procedures of an Endodontic. The aim of the course is to provide scientific support, both in the therapeutic / endodontic dental materials, for the understanding of the basic essential principles in the treatment of pulpal and perirradicular pathology.
Indications and contra-indications of Non-Surgical Endodontic Treatment. Clinical protocol of Non-Surgical Endodontic Treatment: end of session. Tooth isolation: concept, instruments, techniques and clinical protocol. Endodontic pretreatment and application of rubber dam in simple and complex clinical cases. Determination of working length by electronic method (electronic apex locator). Clinical protocol of Irrigation - revision and alternative irrigation solutions. Diagnosis in Endodontics: discussion of clinical cases. Thermoplastic obturation versus lateral condensation. Control of cross infection in an endodontic appointment. Single versus multiple sessions. Intracanal dressing: concept, properties, indication of use and clinical protocol. Radiology in Endodontics – review of techniques, identification of normal and pathological structures.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The basic themes of Endodontia III are those that allow students to acquire the knowledge necessary to efficiently handle endodontic cases of low degree of risk and difficulty.
This unit also aims, at the clinical practice component, the acquisition of competences regarding the necessary clinical sense regarding the diagnosis of pulp and periapical pathology, as well as the clinical interventions necessary to preserve the tooth functional on the oral cavity. In the theoretical component (T), there is an orientation to the research and selection of appropriate scientific bibliography within the scope of the themes described in the program of this curricular unit, thus fostering scientific reading, the development of critical capacity and contact with scientific nomenclature.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The continuous evaluation throughout the semester results from the weighting of 50% of each component. The Theoretical component comprises one written test; in the Practical-Laboratory component, in weekly sessions, endodontic treatments in single-root canal teeth in patients, in vitro endodontic treatments in multi-root canal teeth and various activities related to the protocol of an Endodontics appointment will be carried out by the students.
The minimum approval rating for each component will be 9.5 points. Failure to obtain this minimum classification, in the theoretical component, sends the student to the exam of the resource at the time for that purpose, fixed in the academic schedule. The student with a grade lower than 9.5 in the practical component is declared “not approved”.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The theoretical component (T; 15h) allows the integration of the principles of Endodontics and the practical-clinical component (PL; 45h), the execution of the clinical protocol of the non-surgical endodontic treatment, aiming that the acquisition of competences will be done in a systematized and integrated way. In the T typology, the expository, illustrative and participatory methods predominate; already in PL, the demonstrative method, clinical and pre-clinical practice of the student predominate to enable him to develop technical and scientific skills as well as training and analysis of manual, individual and team skills. In the Tutorial Guidance component (OT, 7,5h), activities that aim the use of bibliography, scientific research and organization of readings to deepen the content transmitted as well as its updating will be developed. The others (O; 7.5 hours) consist of free sessions that provide the student with the correct identification and use of didactic resources with practical applicability within the curricular unit.
Cohen S, Burns RC. Pathways of the Pulp. 11ª ed. Mosby, Inc., 2011
Ingle JL. Endodontics. 6ª ed. Lea e Febiger, 2008
Gutmann JL, Dumsha TC, Lovdahl PE, Hovland EJ. Problem solving in Endodontics. 5ª ed. Mosby, Inc.. 2011
European Society of Endodontology (2006), Quality guidelines for endodontic treatment: consensus report of the European Society of Endodontology. International Endodontic Journal, 39: 921–930. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2006.01180.x
Siqueira JF Jr. Treatment of endodontic infections. 1st ed. London: Quintessence Publishing, 2011
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