- Prosthodontic Rehabilitation (2.5 years)
- Department of Periodontics (3 months)
- Elective (3 months)
- Basic Sciences* (6 months)
Oral Rehabilitation deals with the functional maintenance of the stomatognathic system and attempts to restore masticatory form and function to patients with decayed, partly edentulous and maloccluded dentition. Treatment methods are based on knowledge of the roles of the dentition and the supporting tissues in health and disease.
The Specialization Program in Prosthodontic Rehabilitation provides basic information on neuromuscular, perio prosthetic and geriatric disorders. It covers diagnostic methods, treatment planning and preventative, restorative and maintenance techniques. Residents learn how to cooperate with specialists in other clinical and dental
In the clinical part of the Program, 10 to 15 patients for comprehensive oral rehabilitation, including periodontics, orthodontics, fixed and/or removable prosthodontics, and one or two dental implant cases, are assigned to each Resident. The Program includes rotations in the various oral rehabilitation subdisciplines in the Departments of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, and experience in clinical instruction to undergraduate students.
The Basic Sciences requirements are defined in the Regulations for Dentists (Certification of Specialization and Qualifying Examinations) 1977.
Exemption from the Basic Sciences is granted to candidates who have completed: (l) A B.Sc. or higher degree in a science discipline (including the Basic Dental Sciences degree); and (2) A clinical research project on a topic approved in advance by the Scientific Committee and carried out according to their guidelines.
Exemption is not given in pathology if this discipline is specifically part of the Specialization Program.