The Second-Level Short Specialisation Degree in Oral Disease and Medicine and Odontostomatologic Diagnostics trains dentists capable of making diagnosis and treatments for specific soft and hard tissue diseases of the oral cavity.
Goal of the course is to provide an integration and synthesis method between the different specialists involved. At international level, Oral Medicine is a clinical discipline for the classification, diagnostic and treatment techniques on complex patients and peculiar diseases; while Oral Disease is generally construed as a histopathologist’s discipline. The integration and cooperation between complementary professional figures may help to reach an effective diagnosis.
The Second-Level Short Specialisation Degree in Oral Disease and Medicine and Odontostomatologic Diagnostics makes professionals capable of independently carry out a thorough medical history, understand pharmacological interactions and oral manifestations of systemic diseases and systemic consequences of oral diseases, and prescribe and interpret lab diagnostic and imaging methods.
Lectures concern patient management in oral disease, hospital and anesthesiological classification, diagnostic imaging and lab diagnostics.
Specific seminars will be held on how to manage haematological, endrocrinological and oncological patients. While clinic activities include first visits, check-ups, OR activities and first-aid activities. Particular focus is given to medicine-related iatrogenic diseases.
The Second-Level Short Specialisation Degree in Oral Disease and Medicine and Odontostomatologic Diagnostics is addressed to graduates in dental medicine and prosthetics, regularly qualified to practice, and registered in the related professional registries.
Application in a professional context relates to the ability to manage specific cases of oral cavity diseases, the prescriptive appropriateness, the identification of severe diseases that should be forward, and the free practice, clinic or hospital setting.
The Second-Level Short Specialisation Degree in Oral Disease and Medicine and Odontostomatologic Diagnostics provides in-depth training on the following modules:
Module 1 – Introduction to Oral Disease and Medicine: identification, diagnosis and treatment of specific oral lesions concerning soft and hard tissues.
Module 2 – Local, local-regional anaesthesia and sedation: identification of the patient’s risk class, anaesthesiological monitoring techniques, sedation, local and local-regional anaesthesia techniques.
Module 3 – Histocytopathological, cytological and immunohistochemical diagnostics: histological, cytological and immunohistochemical diagnostic methods, collection techniques from an M.E.’s standpoint, preparation set-up techniques, first level and advanced diagnostic methods.
Module 4 – Basis: Histocytopathological, cytological and immunohistochemical diagnostics: diagnostic methods relating to molecular types.
Module 5 – Advanced: Histocytopathological, cytological and immunohistochemical diagnostics: advanced immunochistochemical diagnostic methods.
Module 6 – Diagnostic imaging: reasoned and ethically acceptable selection of the best diagnostic imaging technique available, with the lowest reasonably possible exposure.
Module 7 – Haematology: oncohaematological diseases and their implications in the oral cavity disease.
Module 8 – Endocrinology: endrocrinological diseases and their implications in the oral cavity disease.
Module 9 – Haemostasis diseases: haemostasis diseases, including medicine-induced pathologies.
Module 10 – Emergency treatment: medical and surgical emergency treatment during oral surgeries.
Module 11 – Osteonecrosis of the jaw: related to the use of medicines and radiation therapy.
Module 12 – Surgical complications: in oral and maxillo-facial surgery.
The course program includes medical practice on Tuesday morning (8 AM – 1 PM), clinic activities with first visits and check-ups, and OR every week, on Wednesday morning (8 AM – 1 PM), ER clinic and unit activities, with rotation consults on Thursday morning (8 AM – 1 PM) and OR activities and post-surgery check-ups in rotation. Lectures will be held on Saturday, once a month.
The general ranking of merit for the academic year 2023/24 will be published on the Italian page of this Second-Level Short Specialisation Degree according to the timing provided in the Call.
Yes, it is mandatory. Attendance of at least 70% of the total course is required.
Yes, there will be clinical attendance.
Yes, even new graduates can enrol in the Second-Level Short Specialisation Degree.
On six Saturdays.