This course focuses on the latest scientific developments related to oral biology and health, covering basic science in a clinical context. The course covers the oral mucosa and its relationship to the oral mineralized tissues, composition and main structural features of bone. This course also deals with the process of shedding and eruption, salivary glands, saliva biochemistry, as well as temporomandibular joint and maxillary sinus. These subjects will be integrated with the relevant disease processes, for example, histological changes in bone that result from tooth movements, and the potential diverse changes resulting from orthodontic tooth movement and cranio-mandibular joint dysfunction. Finally, the course teaches the students how to choose and study significant scientific problems using modern scientific approaches.
Prerequisite ORBL 223