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Course Code: 
DENT 542
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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


2nd Semester
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Orthognatic Surgery Concept Recommended sources
2 Osteotomies of the maxilla Recommended sources
3 Osteotomies of the mandible Recommended sources
4 TMJ Surgical Anatomy and internal derangements Recommended sources
5 TMJ Ankylosis and its classification and treatment approaches Recommended sources
6 TMJ tumors and surgical approach Recommended sources
7 Obstructive sleep apnea Recommended sources
8 Distraction osteogenesis (Intraoral and extraoral technics) Recommended sources
10 Preoperative preparation of the patient Recommended sources
11 Postoperative care Recommended sources
12 Etiology of relaps and treatments Recommended sources
13 Case review Recommended sources
14 FINAL  
15 RESIT  


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 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 (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