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Course Code: 
DENT 344
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Course Objectives: 
This course is the first didactic and practical course in the field of Oral Surgery. This course gives the student exposure to all aspects of the wide and varied scope of oral surgery. The course also promotes the integration of the basic sciences and medicine into the daily practice of oral surgery and dentistry. Students begin to function as dental practitioners during their third year and perform uncomplicated exodontia in clinics. The predoctoral program will teach the student a standard pattern of intelligent history taking, examination, critical analysis of case findings, and full utilization of appropriate diagnostic aids all directed toward a sound diagnosis for an oral surgical problem.
Course Content: 

Theoretical and practical principles of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case Study 5: Practice
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Preclinical Lab Study C: Homework-Case study D: Clinical performance form E: OSCHE

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Course Learning Outcomes


Learning Outcomes  Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods 
Assess the patient's physical status prior to dental treatment: this includes taking a patient history, physical examination, vital signs, laboratory data and imaging results and understanding the relationship between the patient’s medical status and the proposed dental treatment plan and develop a diagnosis and treatment plan to include specialty referral when indicated 1,3,6,7,10,15 1,2,3,4,5 A,B
Identify and properly document the medications their patients are taking. It is imperative that the student recognize and understand the possible interactions of the current medications with medications that are part of the proposed dental treatment.  1,3,6,7,8,9,10,15 1,2,3,4,5 A,B C,D
Apply infection control procedures within a dental surgery environment and demonstrate an understanding of asepsis and infection control.  1,2,3,9,15 1,2,3,4,5 C,D
Communicate effectively with patients and explain the procedure they are having and provide necessary behavioral management and patient cooperation 1,3,6,10 1,2,3,4,5 C,D
Choose and use appropriate equipment and materials as indicated for extraction and perform extraction of erupted teeth. 6,7,8,9,15 1,2,3,4,5 C,D
Provide postoperative instructions including pain management and nutrition and write prescriptions properly 6,7,8,9,10,15 1,2,3,4,5 A,C,D
Evaluate surgical outcomes of extraction socket healing and understand the possible interactions of the current medical history and postoperative care and manage complications of extraction socket healing. 6,7,8,9,10,15 1,2,3,4,5 A,C,D

Course Flow


Week Topics Study Materials
1 Complications during tooth extraction on dental hard tissues Recommended resources
2 Complications during tooth extraction on soft tissues Recommended resources
3 Complications during tooth extraction on bone Recommended resources
4 Complications during tooth extraction on vital anatomic structures Recommended resources
5 Complications during tooth extraction on TMJ Recommended resources
6 Complications during tooth extraction: Bleeding Recommended resources
7 Alveolitis and alveolitis protocol Recommended resources
8 Complications after tooth extraction: Case Discussion Recommended resources
9 Complications after tooth extraction: Case Discussion Recommended resources
10 Complications after tooth extraction: Case Discussion Recommended resources
11 Complications after tooth extraction: Case Discussion Recommended resources
12 Complications after tooth extraction: Case Discussion Recommended resources
13 Complications after tooth extraction: Case Discussion Recommended resources
14 Make-up Exam  



  Completion of 6 extraction at the student clinic  

Recommended Sources


-Mustafa Türker, Şule Yücetaş.  Ağız Diş Çene Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi. Atlas kitapçılık 1997

-Reha Kişnişçi. Hakan Tüz. Ağız Cerrahisi Renkli Atlası.

-Michael Miloro, G. E. Ghali, Peter E. Larsen, Peter Waite. Peterson's Principals of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2 Vol. set. Second Edition

-Malamed SF. Handbook of Local Anesthesia. 6e

-Banu Gürkan Köseoğlu, Çetin Kasapoğlu, Hülya Koçak Berberoğlu. Diş Hekimliğinde Lokal Anestezi.  Quintessence Yayıncılık

-Video presentations specially dealing with anesthesia applications, Lectures, case-based  conferences are given at the 3rd year classroom and practical part in the preclinical lab. in the fall semester

Material Sharing


Documents Contemporary literature
Assignments Study and clinic performation of dental extractions of erupted teeth and related procedures and medical history. 
Exams At least 1 written and/or practical examination is conducted each semester



Mid-terms 2 100%
Transition of Preclinical to Clinic Exam  1 0%
Total  3 100%
Contribution Of Final Examination To Overall Grade  1 50%
Contributıon Of In-Term Mid-term Examinations To Overall Grade  2 50%
Total  3 100

Course’s Contribution to Program


No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Adopting a lifelong learning concept, making necessary planning and practice for continuous professional development.         X  
2 Planning and managing teamwork in the practice, taking into consideration patient safety and clinical risk management. X          
3 Applying ethical principles in all patients and using ethical decision making principles in solving ethical issues.         X  
4 Maintenance of an effective communication with the dental staff and patients. X          
5 Taking care of the privacy of patient information and keeping and maintaining patient records thoroughly.         X  
6 Using the necessary anamnesis, examination and auxiliary diagnostic methods for the diagnosis of oral and dental diseases and interpreting the relationship between the general health status of the patient and planning of dental treatments.         X  
7 Making a comprehensive treatment planning that includes all preventive measures by taking the protection and maintenance of health as a priority in all dental practices. X          
8 Planning alternative treatment options and make a collaborative decision with the patient about final treatment planning by informing about the advantages and disadvantages of the plans.         X  
9 Integrating basic medical sciences in clinical sciences and using this information in all procedures of the patient.         X  
10 Making a treatment planning by taking oral health risks of the patient into consideration and referring to a specialist in cases beyond one’s area of expertise.         X  
11 Performing first step health services of the patient with maximum psychomotor skills and using the principles of evidence based dentistry. X          
12 Establishing communication with pediatric patients considering the stages of mental development and provision of behavioral management. X          
13 Planning, execution and evaluation of community based programs focused on special groups. X          
14 Making necessary suggestions in reorganization and areas of national health policies. X          
15 Following international literature, evaluating publications critically and integration of research results and evidence based dentistry during practice.         X  



Activities Quantity Duration
Course duration Fall period   (theoretical)  15 1 15
Course duration Fall period   (practical) 15 1 15
Course duration Spring period   (theoretical) 14 1 14
Course duration Spring period   (practical) 14 1 14
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) (1st and 2nd semester) 29 1 29
Mid-terms 2 4 8
Summative 1 4 4
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load     109
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4.36
ECTS Credit of the Course     4