Clinic Year 2

2019-2020

Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008: I (5); II (5); III a-j, l, m (5), k (4); IV (5); V (5);
VI a, b, d-h, l, m, o (5) p-r (4), s, u-v (5); VII (5)

The student
• is able to diagnose and treat TMD problems that are described in
the Expanded Taxonomy of the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular
Disorders.
• is able to diagnose and treat mild to moderate OSA cases (AHI up
to 30) with an uncomplicated intermaxillary relationship (Angle Class 1
or 2) and a healthy masticatory system.
• is able to diagnose and treat uncomplicated tooth wear patients
with generalized wear.

Course Content

During this clinical course, the student will diagnose and treat
patients in the OPD clinic with more complicated orofacial pain and
dysfunction of the masticatory system under tight guidance of a senior
staff member (advanced level of skills). In addition, they will always
work in couples with the other second-year student, who will serve as
the other’s peer. The student’s activities will be as follows:
(1) The diagnosis and treatment of TMD problems will be expanded to
those described in the Expanded Taxonomy of the Diagnostic Criteria for
Temporomandibular Disorders (Peck et al., 2014).
(2) The diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate OSA cases (AHI up
to 30) with an uncomplicated intermaxillary relationship (Angle Class 1
or 2) and a healthy masticatory system (Aarab, 2011).
(3) The diagnosis and treatment of tooth wear patients will be
expanded to uncomplicated cases with generalized wear (Lobbezoo &
Naeije, 2001; Wetselaar et al., 2009, 2011, 2012; Muts et al., 2014).
The second-year students also participate on a monthly basis in a
special consultation clinic (half a day) for severe temporomandibular
joint problems in a multidisciplinary hospital setting at the Department
of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the VU medical center. In addition,
once every month, they join a staff member in his/her clinic for half a
day. Further, the students participate in the weekly patient
discussions, in which the entire clinical staff of the OPD clinic is
involved. During those meetings, all new patients are being discussed,
as well as patients whose treatment is evolving unexpectedly.

Teaching Methods

Self-study; Clinical work; Patient discussions; Clinical literature
discussions

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
• Portfolio assessment

Grading
• Good; Pass; or Fail.

Literature

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

Additional Information

Admission prerequisites: The student needs to have passed the first-year
Clinical Course successfully before being admitted to the second-year
Clinical Course.

General Information

Course Code T_K2CLIN
Credits 30 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Dentistry
Course Coordinator dr. P. Wetselaar
Examiner dr. P. Wetselaar
Teaching Staff dr. G. Aarab
dr. M. Koutris
M. Reyes Sevilla
dr. R.H. Kuijs
C.E. Papagianni
dr. P. Wetselaar

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself