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Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

  • Discuss the scientific principles of sterilization, disinfection, and antisepsis
  • Recognize the aims and benefits of pedodontics for children, dentists, and the nation. State the importance of primary teeth care
  • Describe the factors that influence the child’s behavior in the dental surgery and the different psychological management approaches
  • Describe the need for and the types of pre-medications and their application in clinical practice
  • Recognize and illustrate the morphological differences between the primary and permanent dentition and their significance in clinical practice
  • Describe the normal occlusion of pediatric patients at different ages
  • Recognize the different methods and techniques of pain control
  • Memorize the different designs of caries’ detection and removal
  • Identify the different restorative techniques and materials
  • Classify traumatic injuries and select the appropriate management for each class
  • Describe the different types of pulp therapy
  • Describe different methods of space analysis and state the possible management of different cases of space problems in both primary and mixed dentitions
  • Memorize the different types of periodontal diseases and their differential diagnosis
  • Recognize different treatment modalities for handicapped patients
  • Recognize the sequelae of untreated malocclusion and their influence on oral health
  • Recognize the interrelationship between orthodontics and other dental specialties
  • Recognize the iatrogenic effects in orthodontics
  • Identify the moral and ethical responsibility involved in the provision of care to individual patients and the community.

Intellectual skills

  • Make decisions regarding management of deep caries in both primary and permanent dentitions
  • Integrate personal, medical, and dental history together with clinical and radiographic finding to manage both immediate and delayed effects of traumatic injuries
  • Write a medical referral form for other specialties
  • Communicate with children and their families using appropriate communication skills
  • Show a caring and affectionate attitude towards children and their parents and respectful attitude towards dental staff
  • Adhere to health and safety regulations as they greatly affect dental practice and the environment.

Professional and practical skills

  • Clinically treat uncomplicated cases regarding cavity preparation and pulp therapy
  • Differentiate clinically between primary and permanent teeth
  • Detect and quantify caries using different caries indices
  • Detect and quantify inflammatory periodontal diseases using different periodontal indices
  • Interpret different types of X-rays for child dental patient
  • Perform appropriate cavity preparations and pulp therapy procedures for artificial and extracted teeth.