Preventive Dentistry

The course in preventive dentistry, consisting of lectures, tutorials and fieldtrips will be given during the second, third and fourth years.

Syllabus: Application of the basic sciences in maintaining healthy oral tissues. The principles and control of dental diseases. The aetiology, epidemiology and prevention of dental caries. Oral hygiene, nutrition and dietary measures, and dental health education as a preventive dental service. The metabolic and dental aspects of fluorides in the control of dental caries. Clinical aspects are stressed and carried out in the treatment of children in pedodontics and orthodontics.