PEDI 421   Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry I

Cr: 2  (1 Lec., 2 Pract.)   Prerequisite PHBS 322

The course aims to enable the students to recognize the developmental stages of dentition and occlusion as well as morphological difference between primary and permanent teeth. It helps the student understands the mechanism of eruption and exfoliation and identify  problems associated with the eruption process to help them to develop future clinical diagnostic sense. The course also aims to enable the students to  identify children with potential occlusal problems, and intercept, prevent, treat and eliminate factors involved in producing oro-facial abnormalities including the use of different habit breaking appliances and different  types of space maintainers. The pre-clinical laboratory is the place where mistakes can occur without damage to the patient, and where skills can develop to a high level of proficiency.