Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Endodontics Module

Endodontics Module
20
13010
2
Annual
op
Main language of instruction: English

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, Spanish

Teaching staff

Introduction

In this subject, students will study the following topics through a critical analysis of both classical and current literature: Length of work, consequences of apical widening, calcium hydroxide, reconstruction of endodontic teeth and root canal disinfection.

Pre-course requirements

There are no previous requirements

Objectives

From the topics working length, consequences of apical widening in cleaning, calcium hydroxide, disinfection and reconstruction of the endodontic tooth, be able to: Learn to critique articles. Be able to discuss by providing quotes from current and classic literature on a topic. Be able to list the controlled and uncontrolled variables of the study. Know if the statistical method fits what the author wants to evaluate. Being able to list the shortcomings in the methodology. Being able to contribute possible improvements in the methodology used. Discuss in a coherent way the different methodological options to evaluate the issue in question. Evaluate if the objectives are appropriate to the scope of the work carried out and if they are met. Criticize the introduction and discussion made by the authors of the article. Provide future studies to continue the authors' research. Evaluate the clinical contribution of the article.

Competencies

Self-learning ability in the development of new instrumental techniques, in the acquisition of new scientific concepts, and in the search for new scientific information. Ability to argue and defend one's own scientific ideas as well as listen, analyze, assess and respond to the ideas of another person. Acquire learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a self-directed and autonomous way. Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas in a research context. Apply the knowledge acquired, and develop their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study. Communicate the conclusions, knowledge and ultimate reasons that support them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way. Being able to apply the appropriate diagnostic techniques and correctly interpret the results derived from them. Ability to integrate new knowledge acquired through research and study, and cope with complexity. Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context. That students know how to apply the acquired knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or little-known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study. Carry out a correct analysis and diagnosis taking into account multidisciplinary factors of the masticatory apparatus. Obtain the ability to apply the scientific method, and apply the knowledge acquired in solving problems in a scientific field. Learn to develop research projects both in vitro and in vivo, within the field of mechanics, biology and microbiology applied to endodontics. Have autonomy in the development and application of new technologies in endodontics and in the search for new scientific information, and acquire the ability to evaluate and carry out research projects. Being able to practice as a clinical professional and / or researcher in the field of aesthetic restorative dentistry, acting as a true specialist or expert in the field; knowing how to diagnose, treat, prevent and investigate pulpoperiapical disorders and keep up-to-date on diagnostic and therapeutic advances that arise in the course of his professional life. Acquire the ability to perform endodontic treatments and dental restorations on mucosa in patients with octopus-periapical pathology in a multidisciplinary way. Being able to make public presentations on own clinical cases justifying themselves based on the scientific literature, correctly using the scientific terminology related to pulpoperiapical pathology, apical widening, calcium hydroxide, disinfection and reconstruction of the endodontic tooth. Acquire the scientific criteria to choose the indicated irrigant depending on the case, as well as know how to constantly update your knowledge in dental biomaterials used in the field of endodontics, knowing its handling, properties, indications, biocompatibilities and toxicity. Being able to search, organize and analyze, with a critical spirit, using biomedical information sources, the scientific literature on topics related to apical widening, calcium hydroxide, disinfection and reconstruction of the endodontic tooth in order to be able to follow its continuous training process in a self-directed way and autonomous. To be able to diagnose and prevent octopus-periapical disorders and to be up-to-date in the diagnostic and therapeutic advances that arise in the course of his professional life.

Learning outcomes

The student is expected to acquire the following learning outcomes: The student will know the different methods to calculate the length of work as well as its limitations. The students will know the anatomical characteristics of the apical third. The student will know the different techniques to reconstruct an endodontic tooth as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. The student will know the different materials and their characteristics to reconstruct the endodontic tooth. The student will learn the different apical diameters expected depending on the tooth. The student will learn what is the implication of increasing the apical diameter in cleaning the canal. The student will know the implications of increasing the apical caliber in the deformation of the canal. The student will know the characteristics of calcium hydroxide. The student will know the disinfection capacity of calcium hydroxide. The student will learn the different articles where the results in healing and postoperative pain of one visit versus two visits have been compared. The student will learn about the different in vivo studies that have been published on the efficacy of different irrigants and intra-canal drugs.

Syllabus

Apex anatomy Different methods to calculate LT Limitations of radiography in determining TL Operation of electronic apex locators Advantages of LEAs LEA Limitations In vivo studies based on apical widening Efficacy of irrigation as a function of apical widening Canal deformation based on apical enlargement Characteristics of Calcium Hydroxide Bactericidal capacity of calcium hydroxide Calcium hydroxide placement and removal methods In vivo studies one visit versus two visits In vivo studies on the disinfection capacity of different irrigants In vivo studies on the activation efficiency of the different irrigants In vivo studies on the disinfection capacity of intracanal medicaments Characteristics of the posts Post indications Different materials for core build-up Therapeutic options advantages and disadvantages for the reconstruction of the endodontic tooth

Teaching and learning activities

In person




Discussion of the articles during the seminar

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person



Participation in class (30%) and written exam (70%)

Bibliography and resources

JOE, IEJ, Endodontic Topics and OOO articles related to the subject