Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Dentistry



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Jordan University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Dentistry

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Year: 2006

Semester: 1



Course Information

Course Title

Current Topics in Endodontics

Course Number

Dent 744

Prerequisites

N.A

Course Website

Not available

Instructor

Dr M.Maslamani

Office Location

N.A

Office Phone

N.A

Office Hours

N.A

E-mail

mmaslamani@hotmail.com

Teaching Assistant

N.A



Text Book

Title

Pathways of the Pulp (1)

Authors

Stephen Cohen, Richard C. Burns

Publisher

Mosby

Year

2002

Edition

8th

Book Website

N.A

References

International endodontic Journal issues (2), Journal of endodontics (3), Endoodntic topics journal (4) and Handouts (5). Any other related article from other journals will be submitted to the students e.g. British Dental Journal (6)



Assessment policy

Assessment Type

Expected Due Date

Weight

First exam

2.11.2006

25

Second exam

Through out the semester consist of project assessment

25

Final exam

According to Registration Department

50

Total




100




The Goal

Provide a comprehensive review of the current topics in Endodontics in the current literature




Course Objectives

Weight

  1. Provide the students with basic current and update information in the art and science of modern Endodontics.




  1. Understand the concept of evidence-based dentistry and understand the hierarchy of the available evidence




  1. Learn how to critically analyze a scientific paper




  1. Know how to write a comprehensive literature review



50%

10%

30%

10%





Learning outcomes:

Upon the completion of this course the students should:



Related objective

The expected achieved outcome

Reference/s

1.1

Know how to manage each patient

5

1.2

Be familiar with instruments needed in specialized endodontic clinic

5

1.3

Know how to schedule patients appointments

5

2.1

Know the available moisture control techniques special emphasis on rubber dam

1, 2, 5, 6

2.2

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each technique

1, 2, 5, 6

2.3

Know the equipments needed for rubber dam application

1, 2, 5, 6

2.4

Describe techniques for application of rubber dam in single tooth isolation

1, 2, 5, 6

2.5

Describe techniques for application of rubber dam in multiple teeth isolation

1, 2, 5, 6

2.6

Describe surgical techniques used as adjunctive measure to attain isolation

1, 2, 5

3.1

Understand the importance of radiographs in endodontic diagnosis and treatment

1, 5

3.2

Know the limitations of the radiograph in endodontics

1, 5


3.3

Identify normal anatomic features in the maxilla and mandible on radiographs

1, 5

3.4

Be familiar with radiographic interpretation in endodontics and its limitations

1,5

3.5

Be familiar with the new technologies in endodontic radiography

1,2,5

3.6

Be familiar with the available types of digital radiography

1,5

3.7

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of digital radiography

1,5

4

Be familiar with all anesthtic technique to control pain during endodontic treatment

1, 5

5.1

Be familiar with all the modern rotary NiTi system available

1, 2,3, 5

5.2

Be familiar with the technique, advantages and disadvantages of each system

2, 3, 5

7.1

Be familiar with all new root filling materials, and sealers

2, 3, 5

7.2

Be familiar with the new root filling techniques

2, 3, 5

8.1

Know the available sterilization techniques for endodontic files

1, 2

8.2

Describe the effect of sterilization on endodontic files mainly rotary NiTi files

2

9.1

Understand the importance of magnification in endodontics

1, 5

9.2

Describe the available magnification devices used in endodontics

1, 5

10

Understand the concept of endodontic success in comparison of success of dental implants

2, 3, 5

12.1

Classify periradicular lesions of pulpal origin

1

12.2

Identify and distinguish between histologic features and clinical signs and symptoms of each periradicular condition

1

13

Understand the advantages and disadvantages and limitations of apex locaters

2, 3, 4

14.1

Be familiar with root filling removal techniques

2, 3, 4

14.2

Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each technique (hand vs. rotary NiTi)

2, 3

15.1

Describe the difference between dense invaginatus and dense evaginatus

3

15.2

Describe the clinical importance of these conditions

3

15.3

Know the clinical manifestations of these conditions

3

15.4

Know the treatment of these dental anomalies

3

Course contents


Week

Date

Subject

Reference

1

28/10/06

Management of Endodontic clinic

Handouts

2

5/10/06

Moisture control techniques in endodontics

BDJ 2004 (Vol 197), IEJ July 2006

3

12/10/06

Radiography in endodontics

IEJ April 2006

4

19//10/06

Anaesthesia in endodontics


IEJ Oct 2006

5

26/10/06

Advances in Rotary NiTi systems


IEJ Sep 2006

6

2/11/06

First exam




7

9/11/06

- Review of the new root filling materials

IEJ August 2006

8

16/11/06

Sterilization of endodontics files

IEJ , Sep & Oct 2006

9

23/11/06

Magnification in Endodontics

Handouts

10

30/11/06

Endodontic treatment vs implant

O O O June 2006

11

7/12/06

Second exam




12

14/12/06

Histopathology of periradicualr lesions

IEJ may 2006

13

21/12/06

Electronic Apex locators

IEJ May 2006

14

28/12/06

Endodontic re-treatment techniques (hand vs. rotary files)

IEJ July & Oct 2006

15

4/1/07

Dens evaginatus, dense invaginatus

JOE Jan 2006, O.O.O 2006

16

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Final exam





Teaching and Learning methods

  • Each lecture will include two parts: first hour a student presents the assigned topic according to the time table. The second hour all students are expected to discuss the related current literature given to them one week before.

  • Class lectures, homework assignments, handouts and presentations are designed to achieve the course objectives

  • You should read the assigned materials before class, complete assignments on time, and participate in class

  • The students are responsible of the material covered during the course

  • Any difficulty or concern during the course should be passed to the course coordinator




Additional Notes

Home works

Exams

They are likely to be (but Not always) in the form of MCQs, short essay questions

Makeup Exams

It is applicable when an acceptable and valid excuse is presented at the applicable time

Drop Date

Last date to drop the course is before the (12th) week of the current semester

Cheating

  • It is unethical and illegal by any means

  • JUST regulations will be applicable

  • The work should be your own, otherwise it will scored zero

Attendance

Workload

The average work is about 2 hours /student

Graded Exams

Exam papers will be graded and returned to students not after the week after the exam date. The answers will be discussed in the class

Participation

  • All students are highly encouraged to participate in the classes

Project

Each student is expected to submit a hard copy of the assigned topic

Each student is expected to do oral presentation of the assigned topic



Finally

  • All Students are highly encouraged to finish all the requirements of this course in due time

  • Being a positive party during this course will be helpful

  • Never be shy to participate during this course


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