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Course Code: 
DENT 519
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to explain the treatment approach for patients who visit the clinics urgently and who are referred for emergency interventions according to the triage plan. The course is conducted with the collaboration of multiple disciplines so that the concept of emergency treatment is instilled in a multidisciplinary format. In addition, topics such as the pain concept, its mechanism, TMJ disorders and pain, differential diagnosis and referred pain are included in the course. The course includes topics such as pain physiology, temporomandibular dysfunction pain, as well as emergency interventions in the practice of clinical courses such as endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, restorative treatment and prosthodontics. The emergency cubicle rotations of the students comprise the practical part of the course. During this process, students are obliged to perform emergency first aid interventions who present to the clinics urgently.
Course Content: 

Pain physiology and description of pain,  Pain management in dentistry 

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 
      Define pain phenomenon and physiology PLO 6,PLO 7,

PLO 8, PLO 11

1,2,3 A,C
Describe the occurrence of referred pain, its implications in dentistry and the way it can be differentiated. PLO 6,PLO 7,

PLO 8, PLO 11

1,2,3 A,C
Classify the types of orofacial pain. PLO 6,PLO 7,

PLO 8, PLO 11

1,2,3 A,C
Define the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint and its clinical examination.  PLO 6,PLO 7,

PLO 8, PLO 11

1,2,3 A,C
Explain the major steps of an endodontic emergency intervention. PLO 6,PLO 7,

PLO 8, PLO 11

1,2,3 A,C
Define the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint and its clinical examination. 


PLO 6,PLO 7,

PLO 8, PLO 11

1,2,3 A,C

Course Flow


COURSE CONTENT(10.semester)
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Pain physiology and description of pain    
2 Pain management in dentistry  
3 Etiology of temporomandibular joint disorders  
4 Pain management in periodontology and emergency periodontal interventions.  
5 Pain management in endodontics  
6 Emergency prosthodontic applications  
7 Endodontic emergencies                     
8 Post-operative pain management in oral surgery  
9 Mid-term Exam  
10 Referred pain in dentistry  
11 Diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders   
12 Differential diagnosis of orofacial pain  
13 Treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders  
14 Surgical procedures in temporomandibular disorders  
15 Upgrading exam   
16 Final exam  

Recommended Sources


Textbook Jeffrey P. Okeson, Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion; 2007.

Jeffrey P. OkesonWelden E. Bell, Bell's orofacial pains: the clinical management of orofacial pain; 2005.


Additional Resources  

Material Sharing


Documents Contemporary literature
Exams 2 Theoretical exam



Mid-terms 1 50%
Final exam  1 50%
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            
3 Applying ethical principles in all patients and using ethical decision making principles in solving ethical issues.            
4 Maintenance of an effective communication with the dental staff and patients.            
5 Taking care of the privacy of patient information and keeping and maintaining patient records thoroughly            
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.            
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            
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.            
13 Planning, execution and evaluation of community based programs focused on special groups.            
14 Making necessary suggestions in reorganization and areas of national health policies.            
15 Following international literature, evaluating publications critically and integration of research results and evidence based dentistry during practice.            



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 1 16
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 10 2 20
Homework 7 2 14
Final examination 10 1 12
Total Work Load     60
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     2.4
ECTS Credit of the Course     2