Introduction in Oral Kinesiology – Theory

2019-2020

Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008 are: I a-j (5), II (5)
The student has
• an understanding of the definitions, epidemiology, diagnosis,
etiology, consequences, treatment, and prognosis of the most common TMDs
(notably jaw-muscle pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, and TMJ
dysfunctions like sounds and locking).
• an understanding of the definitions, epidemiology, diagnosis,
etiology, consequences, treatment, and prognosis of the most common
sleep disorders with dental implications (notably obstructive sleep
apnea).
• an understanding of the definitions, epidemiology, diagnosis,
etiology, consequences, treatment, and prognosis of the most common
types of tooth wear (notably attrition, abrasion, and erosion).

Course Content

Orofacial Pain and Dysfunction (or Oral Kinesiology) is the dental
discipline that focuses on three domains: Temporomandibular Disorders
(TMD) & Orofacial Pain, Dental Sleep Medicine, and Tooth Wear. Since
these topics are only concisely covered in the dental curriculum, this
course is meant to bring the first year students to the appropriate
starting level regarding the definitions, epidemiology, diagnosis,
etiology, consequences, treatment, and prognosis of the most common
conditions within the three domains. After the Introduction course, they
will join the jointly organized specialist courses for all students
enrolled in the program, during which the topics, covered in this
introductory course, will be dealt with in more depth and detail.

Teaching Methods

Self-study; Seminars; Assignment

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
The student needs to pass all components undermentioned
• Overall assessment of assignments during the seminars (grade: Good;
Pass; or Fail)
• Final assignment (paper or presentation) (grade: 1-10)

Grading
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 final assignement, a 5.0
will be registered and students will need to retake the relevant seminar
assignments.

Literature

• De Leeuw R, Klasser GD (Editors). Orofacial Pain. Guidelines for
assessment, diagnosis, and management. Chicago: Quintessence Publishing
Co, Inc, 2013. Capita selecta.
• Attanasio R, Baily DR. Dental Management of Sleep Disorders. Ames:
Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Capita selecta.
• Baat C de, Nieuw Amerongen A van, Lobbezoo F (Editors). Gebitsslijtage
– Een praktische handreiking voor preventie, diagnostiek en behandeling.
Houten: Prelum Uitgevers, 2009. Capita selecta.
• Reader with selected research papers.

General Information

Course Code T_ITHEORYO1
Credits 3 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Dentistry
Course Coordinator dr. P. Wetselaar
Examiner dr. P. Wetselaar
Teaching Staff dr. G. Aarab
dr. P. Wetselaar
prof. dr. F. Lobbezoo
dr. M. Koutris
prof. dr. C.M. Visscher

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself