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Course Code: 
DENT 542
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Objectives: 
Didactic courses provide a deeper and more sophisticated foundation of knowledge in the clinical disciplines. The course is devoted to the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, bone grafts and reconstructive surgery, management of benign and malignant lesions of the jaws, temporomandibular joint surgery, orthognathic surgery and correction of dentofacial anomalies, mandibular and midface trauma management. The course is also to prepare the student to recognize advanced ortognatic and maxillofacial problems that require referral to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Course Content: 

Recognize advanced oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures

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
Evaluate the anatomy of mouth, jaws, teeth and supporting structures and relevance to dental occlusion where appropriate 1,3, 10,15 1,2,3,5 A,C,D
Explain the patient assesment techniques including recognition of possible life threatening injuries and list the treatment approaches in emergency traumas 1,3,5,6 1,2,3,5 A,C,D
Asses the maxillofacial traumas and fracture, and their radiographic imaging and plan the treatment of fractures 1,3,10 1,2,3,5 A,C,D
Describe pathogenesis of shock, shock and cardiovascular physiology and metabolic response to injury 1,3,6,10 1,2,3,5 A,C,D
Describe the TMJ anatomy, TMJ disorders, and treatment of TMJ and identify ankylosis of the TMJ and discuss surgical management 1,3,6,10 1,2,3,5 A,C,D
List the indications for performance of simultaneous maxillary and mandibular orthognathic surgery.   1,2,3,5 A,C,D
Formulate an ideal treatment plan sequence for correction of dentofacial deformities. 6,10 1,2,3,5 A,C,D
Describe the various surgical principles involved in maxillofacial reconstruction 6,10 1,2,3,5 A,C,D
Provide post-therapeutic care and determine the need for additional follow-up therapy and/or referral to a specialist. 1,3,10,15 1,2,3,5 A,C,D

Course Flow


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  




1st Semester
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Maxillofacial injuries Recommended sources
2 Treatment at emergency situations Recommended sources
3 Head and neck traumas Recommended sources
4 Pathophysiology of the orofacial fractures Recommended sources
5 Zygoma fractures  Recommended sources
6 Blowout fractures Recommended sources
7 Mandible fractures Recommended sources
8 Clinical findings in Trauma Recommended sources
9 Diagnosis of maxillofacial fractures

Radiographic imaging at maxillofacial fractures

Recommended sources
10 TMJ disorders and their treatments Recommended sources
11 MID TERM EXAM Recommended sources
12 TMJ subluxation Recommended sources
13 Mid-face fractures I Recommended sources
14 Mid face fractures II Recommended sources

Recommended Sources


At the end of each lecture, printouts are given out by the lecturer.

Referred boks

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

Material Sharing


Documents Contemporary literature
Assignments Study and clinic performation of surgical procedures. 
Exams At least 1 written exam is conducted each semester.



Mid-terms 1 100%
Total   100
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program


No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1.1 Evaluate and integrate emerging trends in health care as appropriate.         X  
1.4 Utilize rules of clinical reasoning and clinical decision making in the  treatment planning of patients.         X  
2.2 Practice within one’s scope of competence, and consult with or refer to professional colleagues when indicated.         X  
2.3 Adopt a principle of lifelong learning and acquire  the ability to make and execute plans for continuous professional development.         X  
2.4 Keep and protect patient records correctly and take informed consent by considering patient privacy.         X  
3.1 Apply appropriate interpersonal and communication skills with the dental team and patients.         X  
4.1 Provide prevention, intervention, and educational  strategies.         X  
4.3 Make a planning which includes all preventive measures in all dental applications taking health protection and promotion as a basis.         X  
4.6 Make suggestions regarding national oral and dental health system and  national health policies.         X  
5.1 Evaluate and apply contemporary and emerging information including clinical and practice management technology resources.         X  
6.1 Manage the oral health care of the infant, child, adolescent, and adult, as well as the unique needs of women, geriatric, and special needs patients.         X  
6.2 Obtain a thorough patient history, make a correct examination and utilize the necessary auxilary diagnostic tools for the diagnosis of oral and dental diseases and make an interpretation on the relationship between patients’ general health condition and dental treatment planning.         X  
6.4 Select, obtain, and interpret patient/medical data, including a thorough intra/extra oral examination,and use these findings to accurately assess and manage all patients.     X      
6.7 Recognize the manifestations of systemic disease and how the disease and its management may affect the delivery of dental care.   X        
6.9 Make alternative treatment plannings for an individual patient taking into consideration his/her oral health risks, provide the patient with the necessary information regarding the advantages and disadvantages of these plans and decide on the final treatment plan in collaboration with the patient.   X        
6.16 Identify one’s limitations correctly in specific areas such as orthodontic anomalies, advanced surgical procedures, periodontal surgery, temporomandibular disorders etc. And refer to a specialist ( 2nd and 3rd  services)  when necessary.         X  
6.27 Diagnose, identify, and manage oral mucosal and osseous diseases.         X  
7.3 Have knowledge of the diseases processes such as infection, inflammation, disorders of the immune system, degeneration, neoplasia, metabolic disturbances and genetic disorders.          X  



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration-Fall (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 14 1 14
Course Duration-Spring (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 14 1 14
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 28 1 28
Mid-terms 2 7 14
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load     80
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     3.2
ECTS Credit of the Course     3