Other languages of instruction: Catalan, Spanish
The students can contact the teacher after class or request a meeting by e-mail.
The subject of scientific evidence in dentistry is the area of Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry aimed at familiarising students with literature in the most practical and efficient way. It deals with how to search for and examine relevant biomedical literature, focusing on critical reading of articles and how to establish their level of evidence to correctly interpret them.
The student must have knowledge of how to search on the web, databases or PubMed. A good level of English is recommendable as most of the literature is in English.
The main objective of this subject is for the student to be able to distinguish between articles with a high level of significance and those that are just an author’s opinion. The physiopathologic rationale for taking treatment decisions is regarded as unacceptable if it is not backed up by current literature.
- CE7 - To be able to search for, organise and analyse, from a critical point of view, and using biomedical sources of information, scientific literature on issues related to temporomandibular dysfunction and aesthetic restorative dentistry, in order to pursue continuing education in a self-directed and autonomous way.
- CG3 - To know how to apply the protocols established in the University Dental Clinic in relation to diagnosis, complementary explorations and treatment for patients, as well as treatment plans, taking into account the fact that the patients being addressed have pathologies that are either advanced or multidisciplinary in nature.
- CG4 - To know how to apply protocols for the use of the equipment in the dental laboratory-workshop to the point of undertaking the necessary procedures that help in oral rehabilitation or the treatments common to a restorative dentist.
- Principles of the literature search.
- Introduction to the different types of studies.
- Introduction to the processes of the different research techniques.
- Critical reading of articles.
- Principles of adherence.
- Principles of filling materials
- Principles of prosthodontics materials
Teaching and learning activities
Lecture classes Clinical case study Resolution of clinical cases Pathology-oriented learning Small group directed learning
Evaluation systems and criteria
This subject will be assessed through various methods, mostly as continuous assessment during the two years.
The lectures (CM) will be evaluated by written exams that assess the knowledge of theory gained throughout the course. They will also take into account participation during the classes.
The tutorials (SEM) will be evaluated through the student’s direct, individual participation. They will take into account their capacity for synthesis and problem-solving attitude when difficulties arise. The assessment methodology will be through review of scientific articles that will be presented by the student and corrected by the teacher/s in charge of the activity. These reviews must be presented on computer files (such as Microsoft Office or PowerPoint Presentation). Written test (exams) will be done to follow up the knowledge acquired through the tutorials.
In terms of the case method (MC) of analysis and resolution of clinical cases, assessment will be based on the personal and direct participation of the student in the case. Theoretical, technical, and clinical knowledge of patient pathology will be taken into account, and well as presentation skills in presenting the case (expression, oral and body language, use of bibliography, etc.). The clinical cases must be presented on computer files (such as Microsoft Office and PowerPoint) and will be part of the clinical history of the patient (in accordance with the data protection laws of the patients), which can be consulted at any time by the teaching staff.
- Personal and direct participation 10%
- Written test 25%
- Scientific literature review methodology 20%
- Scientific, technical, and clinical knowledge of patient pathology 25%
- Presentation skills 20%
Bibliography and resources
- Mangani F., Ceruti A., Putignano A. Guidelines for adhesive dentistry: The key to success. Quintessence, 2009
- Shillingburg, Jacobi, Brackett. “Principios básicos en las preparaciones dentarias para restauraciones de metal colado y de ceràmica” Quintessence Books.
- . Shillingburg H., Hobo S. “Fundamentos de prótesis fija” Quintessence books.
- . Mallat E., Mallat E. “Fundamentos de la estética bucal en el grupo anterior” Quintessence Books