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Course Code: 
DENT 556
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Objectives: 
The course aims to introduce the students with the concept of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. The purpose of the course is to teach the pathophysiology of atrophic jaws, classification of resorption on alveolar process, the principles of preprosthetic surgery and treatment approaches on the hard and soft tissue of oral cavity, principles of distraction osteogenesis and alveolar distraction, pros and cons of segmental ostetomies, the basic and advanced surgical procedure of dental implants.
Course Content: 

In his course, the principles of preprosthetic surgery on hard and soft tissues, distraction osteogenesis, alveolar distraction, segmental osteotomy and basic and advanced surgical procedures on dental implants in oral and maxillofacial area will be taught by supporting live surgery


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 
Evaluate the need for preprosthetic surgery and perform simple alveoloplasty and other preprosthetic procedures   
1,2,3,4,5 A,D
Perform simple soft tissue management on oral cavity 1,3,6, 8,9,10,15 1,2,3,4,5 A,E
List the various surgical principles involved in maxillofacial bone grafting procedures.  1,6,10 1,2,3,4,5 A,D,E
Perform simple bone grafting procedures on dental implants and alveolar process 1,3,6, 8,9,10,15 1,2,3,4 A,E
Assess the need for distraction osteogenesis and / or segmental osteotomies 1,3,10 1,2,3,4,5 A,E
Diagnose and treat the postsurgical complications associated with surgical procedures  1,3,6, 8,9,10,15 1,2,3,4 A,D,E
Provide postoperative care and determine the need for additional follow-up therapy and/or referral to a specialist. 6,8,10,15 1,2,3,4 A,D

Course Flow


1st Semester
Week Topics Study Materials
1 The pathophysiology of bone resorption on jaws Recommended resources
2 Etiology and classification of atrophic jaws Recommended resources
3 Factors on hard and soft tissue changes Recommended resources
4 Principles of preprosthetic surgeries including hard and soft tissues Recommended resources
5 Bone grafting procedures on Oral and Maxillofacial surgery  Recommended resources
6 Biomaterials on augmentation procedures Recommended resources
7 Treatment approaches on the resorbed alveolar process  Recommended resources
8 Augmentation techniques on maxilla Recommended resources
9 Augmentation techniques on mandible Recommended resources
10 Live surgery on bone grafting Recommended resources
11 Augmentation procedures on upper jaw Recommended resources
12 Augmentation procedures on lower jaw Recommended resources
13 Basic and advanced surgical procedures on dental implants in atrophic jaws Recommended resources
14 Live Surgery on augmentation  Recommended resources

Recommended Sources


  1. Motamedi MHK, A Textbook of Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ISBN 978-953-51-1146-7, 870 pages, Publisher: InTech, 2013
  2. Michael Miloro, G. E. Ghali, Peter E. Larsen, Peter Waite. Peterson's Principals of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2 Vol. set. Second Edition
  3. Jensen OT. The osteoperiosteal flap: a simplified approach to alveolar bone reconstruction. Quintessence publishing Co. inc, Hanover park, China 2010
  4. Fonseca RJ. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, WB Saunders, USA, 2000
  5. Laskin MD, Abubaker OA. Decision making in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Quintessence publishing Co. inc, Hanover park, China 2007
  6. Khoury F, Anton H, Missika P. Bone augmentation in oral implantology. Quintessence publishing Co. Ltd. New Malden, UK, 2007
  7. Online and printed journals

Material Sharing


Documents Contemporary literature
Exams Theoretical and practical formative and summative exams



Formative exams  2 70%
Summative   1 30%
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 1 14
Course duration Fall period   (practical) 14 2 28
Course duration Spring period   (theoretical) 14 1 14
Course duration Spring period   (practical) 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) (1st and 2nd semester) 28 1 28
Mid-terms 2 7 14
quizzes 1 7 7
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load     143
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,72
ECTS Credit of the Course     6