1.Oral Medicine 56 teaching hours
Oral Medicine is an essential and practical course. Students are required to get familiar with the theory on etiology and nosogenesis, diagnosis and therapy for common oral diseases: caries, non-caries hard tissue diseases of the tooth, pulp disease, periapical disease, periodontal disease, oral mucosadisease, as well as practical skills. This course includes the following subjects: cariology, operative dentistry, endodontology and periodontology, etc., which are not only relating to the oral basic courses but also providing evidences for other oral professional courses. The objective of oral medicine is to study the most common diseases of the oral cavity. The students should fulfill the teaching plan through class and pre-clinical lab training, and clinical practice under the guidance of teachers to master basic theory and skill to preserve tooth and oral organs, and to maintain its function.
2.Oral and maxillofacial surgery 52 teaching hours
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is an important part of stomatology, which is based on the study of oral organs (teeth, alveolar bone, lip, cheek, tongue, palate, pharynx, etc.) of facial soft tissues and maxillofacial bones (maxilla, mandible and zygomatic), the prevention and surgical treatment of temporomandibular joint, salivary gland and neck. Therefore, oral and maxillofacial surgery is both an important part of stomatology and an important branch of clinical medicine.
3.Prosthodontics 64 teaching hours
Prosthodontics is an important component of Stomatology. It is a clinical medical science which deals with the etiopathogenisis, clinical manifestation, diagnosis and therapeutics of tooth defect, partial or total edentulism, and maxillofacial defects or deformities by means of artificial replacement, namely prosthesis. This course is based on various basic dental science, such as Oral Anatomy and Physiology, Dental Materials, Biomechanics, and it has very close ties with other clinical dental science, such as Oral Medicine, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, And Dental Aesthetic, etc. The scope of Prosthodontics ranges from the restoration of defect, of a single tooth to the rehabilitation of partial or total edentulism and maxillofacial defects. In addition, splints for the purposes of periodontal disease and TMJ disorder treatment are also included. Fixed prosthodontics and removable prosthodontics are the two main branches of Prosthodontics. Types of prosthesis of the former includes inlay/onlay, veneer, partial or full crown for single tooth defects, and fixed bridge for certain partial edentulous cases. Prosthesis for the latter can be divided into removable partial dentures and complete denture, correspondingly for partial and total edentulism. Dental implantology, as a fast developing and state of art treatment technology for edentulism, is also included in modern prosthodontics.
4.Orthodontics 48 teaching hours
Orhtodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with facial growth and esthetics, with development of dentition and occlusion, and with the diagnosis, interception and treatment of malocclusion. During this course, fundamental concepts of growth and development are studied together with human biology as it relates to the development of the craniofacial complex in terms of skeletal, soft tissue, and dento-alveolar structures. Students will obtain an understanding of clinical examination and differential diagnosis, cephalometric measurement, problem listing and treatment planning, concept of basic biology and biomechanics in orthodontics, development of modern orthodontic techniques, and treatment outcomes assessment.
5.Pediatric Dentistry 16 teaching hours
Pediatric Dentistry is one of the core curriculums of dental clinic courses, which covers vast fields in the dental science, including growth and development, disease prevention/ diagnostics/ management, behavior management, and so on. This course will help the students who already have knowledge in clinical dentistry to learn the principles of dental care for children and adolescence.
6.Oral Histology and Pathology 64 teaching hours
This course provides an extensive knowledge on oral histology and oral pathology for the undergraduate and graduate dental students. It is divided into two parts: oral and maxillofacial histology and oral and maxillofacial pathology. The histology part contains eight chapters: histological structures and normal morphology of tooth, bone, periodontal ligament, oral mucosa, tongue and salivary glands, and dental and craniofacial development process as well. The pathology part includes fourteen chapters: development malformation, infective diseases, immune relative diseases, cysts and tumor-like lesions, benign tumors and malignant tumors. This part addresses the nature, identification, pathogenesis, clinical features, pathological appearances and prognosis of the diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. The current advances of histology and pathology, and molecular pathology relating with the course will also be introduced.
7.Oral Biology 32 teaching hours
This course, taking oral diseases as main clues, theoretically describes the occurrence, development and prognosis of various oral diseases, explains the basic theory of oral biology, the sources of oral microbes, the distribution and characteristics of various microbial populations, the adhesion of oral micro-organisms, theoretical basis of ecology and dental plaque biofilm. The course emphasizes on oral microbial characteristics of common oral infectious diseases, such as dental caries, periodontal diseases, pulp and periapical infections, mucosal diseases, maxillofacial infections. The course combines theory to practical techniques, basic research to clinical application, to establish an easy way to learn the course systematically. The purpose of this course is to enable students to master the basic theory, basic knowledge, basic experimental techniques of oral biology, and lay the groundwork for their future work and study.
8.Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging Diagnostics 32 teaching hours
Oral and maxillofacial imaging diagnostics is one of the core curriculums of stomatology majors, which mainly revolves around imaging study of oral and maxillofacial diseases. This course enables students to grasp the basic knowledge and imaging manifestations of common diseases in oral and maxillofacial region by means of teaching, practicing, discussing, summarizing and testing. The imaging diagnosis of the following oral and maxillofacial diseases is required: endodontic diseases, periodontal diseases, trauma and inflammation of jaw bone, cyst and tumor of jaw bone, salivary gland diseases and temporomandibular joint diseases.
9.Clinical Pharmacy for Stomatology 16 teaching hours
This is a compulsory course for undergraduate students majored in stomatology. The goal of this course is to teach the students the rational use of clinical medicine. The primary contents include introduction of national policy for drugs, basic knowledge of pharmacology of the drugs commonly used in the oral and dental fields, especially the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the essential drugs, principles in detection, management and reporting of drug adverse reactions and conduction of a randomized controlled trial to assess effects of new drugs. Advances of drug applications will be introduced focusing on anti-infective drugs, antineoplastic treatment of caries, root canal filling, periodontal diseases and oral mucosa diseases, etc.
10.Oral Anatomy and Physiology 64 teaching hours
Oral Anatomy and Physiology is one of the fundamental curriculums of stomatology, which mainly introduces the anatomical structures of the oral maxillofacial system, and their corresponding physiological function.
11.Preventive Dentistry 40 teaching hours
Preventive Dentistry presents the science and practice of assessment and treatment modalities of preventive dental care. The course focuses on the epidemiology, etiology and contributing risk factors of oral diseases. The strategies to prevent these diseases and to maintain oral health on targeted population are introduced. The content involves tooth brushing, dentifrices, toothpastes and mouth rinses, oral hygiene aids, fluorides, dental sealants, nutrition and health education and promotion theories.
12.Dental Materials 48 teaching hours
Dental Materials is a professional course oriented to students of stomatology specialty. This course adopts two teaching modes as lectures and experiments. The main teaching contents comprise the classification and properties of dental materials, chemistry of polymer materials, impression materials, dental waxes, denture base resins, dental adhesive materials, dental ceramics, gypsum products, cements, investments for dental castings, solidification and structure of metals, wrought alloys, dental casting alloys, dental amalgam, dental implanted materials and so on. By studying this course, students can fully understand the basic theory of dental materials and get richer multi-disciplinary knowledge of science, engineering and medicine. Students can apply this knowledge to achieve the purpose of effectively using dental materials to replace and repair damaged oral tissue, organs and physiological oral forms and rebuilding their lost physiological functions in future clinical practice, thereby enabling students to master theory methods and techniques of contemporary natural science, to deeply understand relationship between dental materials and oral tissue structures and functions, and to provide theory basis and reasonable design for treating oral diseases and serving the society better on this basis.
13. Experiments of Stomatology Clinical Technology400 teaching hours
This course focuses on preclinical training which enables stomatological students gradually master the basic skills of operative dentistry, endodontics, prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery. Trough preclinical training, the students would grasp the key point of the theory and understand it more clearly. This course requires students to master the proper use of common instruments and equipment for diagnosis, fundamental treatment methods and the formal operating steps of common oral diseases by rigorous operation skill training. The teaching modes of this course include video review, lab training, outpatient clinic and ward visiting, as well asclinical case discussion. By using dental phantom, extracted human teeth, plastic teeth and wax tooth models etc., this course upgrades students’ operative technique on cavity preparation, filling, root canal treatment, scaling and root planning, periodontal surgery, tooth preparation, impression, modeling design and other commonly used techniques of clinical treatment. The lab preclinical practice will be the foundation of clinic practice.