Course ObjectiveCompetences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008:I (5); II (5); III (5); IV (5); V (5); VI a, b, d-h, l,
m, o (5), t (4), u-v (5); VII (5)
• is able to diagnose and treat TMD and orofacial pain problems
described the Orofacial Pain Guidelines of the American Academy of
• is able to diagnose and treat severe OSA cases whose CPAP
treatment has failed and OSA cases with a complicated intermaxillary
relationship (e.g., Angle Class 3, edentulousness) and/or pain and/or
dysfunction of the masticatory system.
• is able to diagnose and treat complicated tooth wear patients
with local or generalized wear.
Course ContentDuring this clinical course, the student will diagnose and treat
patients in the OPD clinic with complicated orofacial pain and
dysfunction of the masticatory system under guidance of a senior staff
member (complex level of skills). In addition, they will always work in
couples with a first-year student, for whom the third-year student
serves as a peer/ mentor. Per discipline, the student’s activities will
be as follows:
(1) The diagnosis and treatment of TMD and orofacial pain problems
will be expanded to those described the Orofacial Pain Guidelines of the
American Academy of Orofacial Pain (De Leeuw & Klasser, 2013).
(2) The diagnosis and treatment of OSA will be expanded to severe
cases whose CPAP treatment has failed and to cases with a complicated
intermaxillary relationship (e.g., Angle Class 3, edentulousness) and/or
pain and/or dysfunction of the masticatory system (Aarab, 2011). In
addition, patients treated in the 2nd year will be followed-up during
the third year.
(3) The diagnosis and treatment of tooth wear patients will be
expanded to complicated cases with local or generalized wear (Lobbezoo &
Naeije, 2001; Wetselaar et al., 2009, 2011, 2012; Muts et al., 2014).
The third-year students also participate in the clinic of a dentist
specializing in OPD by way of an externship with a total duration of 1
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 MethodsSelf-study; Clinical work; Patient discussions; Clinical literature
Method of AssessmentLearning assessent (Good; Pass; Fail)
• Competence Overview
• Final Defence of Clinical Cases
A prerequisite for grade registration (Good; Pass; Fail) is successful
completion of both the Competence Overview and the Final Defence of
For grade procedure final defence of clinical cases, see Canvas.
Literature• Relevant clinical protocols and guidelines
• Recent articles with a clinical focus/relevance
Additional InformationAdmission prerequisites: The student needs to have passed the second-
year Clinical Course successfully before being admitted to the third-
year Clinical Course.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Dentistry|
|Course Coordinator||dr. P. Wetselaar|
|Examiner||dr. P. Wetselaar|
M. Reyes Sevilla
dr. R.H. Kuijs
dr. P. Wetselaar
dr. M. Koutris
prof. dr. F. Lobbezoo
dr. G. Aarab
prof. dr. C.M. Visscher
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