Clinical year 1 - Referral practice


Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008:
I (4), II (4), III a-d, f, g (4), IV (4), V e, f, g (4), VI a, b, d-m,
r, t-v (4)
At the end of this course, the student:
has observed experience in the field of structured pediatric diagnosis
treatment planning.
• has beginning skills in the field of communication and behavioral
• has proficient skills in the execution of various preclinical
exercises and frequent occurring pediatric dental techniques and
• is able to communicate the plan and the treatment results with the
referring dentist.

Course Content

Before the student is allowed to start the clinical part of the
postgraduate program, he/she should perform some preclinical exercises
(mentioned below) to refresh certain technical procedures. Moreover,
within this introduction, the student is allowed to assist senior staff
members on the pediatric staff-room. In this way, the students get
familiar with different treatment approaches, communication skills,
behavioral management skills, structured diagnosis and treatment
planning and administrative procession.
In line with the clinical cases that occur during the observational
traineeship and the preclinical exercises that are performed, the
students will discuss various pedodontic cases and items intensively
supported by current literature.
Preclinical exercises:
• Preparation/ restoration:
o Conventional class-II preparation and restoration (Compomer) in a
primary molar
o ART class-I and class-II preparation and restoration (Glass Ionomer)
in a primary molar (this exercise is part of the ART-course)
• Pulp treatment:
o Indirect pulp-capping
o Application of Glass Ionomer Cement liner (Vitrebond)
o Direct pulp capping
o Partial pulpotomy with Calciumhydroxide
o Partial pulpotomy with MTA
o Complete pulpotomy with Calciumhydroxide
o Complete pulpotomy with MTA
o Pulpectomy
• Crowns:
o Stainless Steel crown (conventional)
o Stainless Steel crown (Hall-technique)
o Strip-off crown front
o Nu-Smile front and molar

During their training, pediatric postgraduate students will gain their
experience in a representative selection of pediatric dental settings in
order to obtain a broad clinical experience. The sequence of internships
is based on the general level of difficulty or complexity of the patient
categories that are being treated. In the first year the aim of the
patient treatment is to get used to and train the basic procedures,
learn to recognise patients’ behaviour and learn the appropriate
behavioural techniques.

Teaching Methods

Self-study; Training; Pre-clinical work; Patient discussions; Literature

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
Portfolio assessment

Good; Pass; Fail


• Relevant clinical protocols and guidelines
• Recent articles with a clinical focus/relevance

General Information

Course Code T_CLINPD1
Credits 30 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Dentistry
Course Coordinator dr. C.C. Bonifacio DDS
Examiner dr. C.C. Bonifacio DDS
Teaching Staff dr. D. Hesse

Practical Information

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