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Course Code: 
DENT 456
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Course Objectives: 
Aim The fourth-year didactic course in oral surgery focuses on more advanced surgical topics including management of impacted teeth, apical resection, management of benign and malignant lesions of the jaws and management of general anesthesia and sedation. The fourth-year clinic course in oral surgery consist of 2 semester entegrated clinic during which the students are fully immersed in all of the activities of the department including exodontias procedures, surgical consultations, and postoperative evaluations; assisting complex dentoalveolar surgical cases.
Course Content: 

Surgical treatment of impacted teeth, cyst and benign tumors, orofacial infection of soft and hard tissue, basic and advanced life support will be discussed

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

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Course Learning Outcomes


Learning Outcomes  Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods  Assessment Methods 
Recognize and diagnose medical emergencies and manage allergic and anafilactic reactions and perform initial stabilizing treatment for medical emergencies including basic life support. 1,3,9,15 1,2,3,4,5 A,D,E
Evaluate patient anxiety and determine the need for general anesthesia, enteral, parenteral or inhalation sedation and provide help to overcome dental anxiety 1,3,6,15 1,2,3,4,5 A,D,E
Provide therapy if the management of the patients oral and maxillofacial infection is within the general practioner’s level of expertise, or refer the patient to a specialist for consultation  
  1,2,3,4, A,D,E
Recognize the infection of orafacial regions, diseases of maxillary sinus, and salivary gland diseaes and surgical treatment of jaw cysts 1,3,6,7,10,15 1,2,3,4 A,D,E
Define the wound healing, hemostasis and suture materials used to faciliate healing 1,3,6,7,8,9,10,15 1,2,3,4, A,D,E
Diagnose and treat the postsurgical complications associated with surgical procedures  1,3,7,8,9,10,15 1,2,3,4 A,D,E
Recognize the need for biopsy of both hard and soft tissue and intreprete the biopsy report and treat accordingly.  
1,2,3,4 A,D,E

Course Flow



1st Semester
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery Recommended resources
2 Physiology of the nerve system, pain and anesthesia II/ Wound & wound healing Recommended resources
3 Physiology of the Circulation & Breathing and Anesthesia I/ Incision and flap designs Recommended resources
4 Physiology of the Circulation & Breathing and Anesthesia II/ Suture materials and techniques Recommended resources
5 Basic life support (theory)/ Classification of impacted teeth Recommended resources
6 Basic life support (theory and practice)/ Management of impacted Molar Teeth Recommended resources
7 Basic life support (theory and practice)/ Management of impacted canines and supernumerary teeth Recommended resources
8 Advanced Life support I/ Case discussions Recommended resources
9 Advanced Life support II/ Postop care and precriptions  Recommended resources
10 Shock and its treatment I/ Surgical treatment of odontogenic cysts Recommended resources
11 Shock and its treatment II/ Surgical treatment of odontogenic tumors Recommended resources
12 Principles of differential diagnosis and biopsy Recommended resources
13 Apical resection Recommended resources
14 Case discussion/ Make-up exam Recommended resources

Recommended Sources


  1. Hands out
  2. Oral Surgery Clinical Manual
  3. Mustafa Türker, Şule Yücetaş.  Ağız Diş Çene Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi. Atlas kitapçılık 1997
  4. Reha Kişnişçi. Hakan Tüz. Ağız Cerrahisi Renkli Atlası.
  5. Michael Miloro, G. E. Ghali, Peter E. Larsen, Peter Waite. Peterson's Principals of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2 Vol. set. Second Edition

             6.   Basics of Anesthesia: Expert Consult – Saunders; Sixth edition, 2011.

Material Sharing


Documents Contemporary literature
Exams Theoretical and practical formative and summative exams



Formative exams  2 100%
Summative   1             -
Total  3 100%
Contribution of the final to the overall success   1 50%
Contribution of the formatives to the overall success  1 50%
Total  3 100%
Formative exams  2 50%

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)  14 3 42
Course duration Fall period   (practical) 14 2 28
Course duration Spring period   (theoretical) 14 2 28
Course duration Spring period   (practical) 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) (1st and 2nd semester) 28 2 56
Mid-terms 2 4 8
quizzes 1 4 4
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load     204
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     8,16
ECTS Credit of the Course     8