Periapical Microsurgery 2


Course Objective

Competences according to the General Educational Framework Dentistry
2008 are: I a-j (5), II (5), VI (5).
The student
• has an understanding of the anatomy of the teeth and surrounding
• is able to explain the rationale for endodontic surgery and the
difference between past concepts and current microsurgery concepts.
• is familiarized with current procedures to perform apical
surgery. He must also critically assess different methodologies and
materials utilized for surgery.
• acknowledges the limitations and risks of periapical surgery and
is familiarized with contraindications for endodontic surgery.
• is able to take intra oral images during endodontic surgery for
• is able to utilize CT scans for diagnostic purposes as
preparation for surgery.

Course Content

During this clinical course, the student will diagnose and treat
patients in the endodontic clinic under supervision of a staff member of
the surgery team. Furthermore, the third-year students participate in
the twice-weekly patient discussions, in which the clinical staff of the
endodontic clinic is involved. During those meetings, all new patients
are discussed, as well as patients whose treatment is
evolving unexpectedly. The apical surgery-treatment plans are discussed
with a staff member of the surgery team.

Teaching Methods

Self-study; Seminars; Working group; Presentation; Pre-clinical lab
work; Clinical work

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
• Overall assessment of assignments during the seminars (grade: Good;
Pass; or Fail)
• Presentation (of all clinical cases including those where (CB)CT scans
were used) (grade: 1-10) including a surgery portfolio (collection of
all discussed clinical cases) (grade: Good; Pass; Fail)

• A prerequisite for grade registration (grade 1-10) is successful
completion of the seminar assignments. In case of a fail for one or more
of the seminar assignments and a pass for the presentation, a 5.0 will
be registered and students will need to retake the relevant seminar


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

Additional Information

Entry requirements: Student muast have successfully completed the 2nd
year course in
periapical surgery.

General Information

Course Code T_E3MSUR2
Credits 4 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Dentistry
Course Coordinator dr. H. Shemesh
Examiner drs. B.M.T. Tulp
Teaching Staff drs. B.M.T. Tulp
drs. F. Dommering

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself