Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
200005292007TMJ MOVEMENT AND OCCLUSION(GNATHOLOGY)Compulsory591
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To achieve knowledge on temporomandibular joint movements and occlusion physiology and chewing efficiency for the students
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Celal ARTUNÇ, Prof. Dr. Mehmet SONUGELEN,Prof. Dr. Atilla KESERCİOĞLU,Prof. Dr. Adalet ERDEM,Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali GÜNGÖR, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mine DÜNDAR
Learning Outcomes
1Learning of physiology and pathology of jaw movements
2Learning of physiology and pathology of jaw and masticatory, head and neck muscles
3Learning of physiology and pathology of occlusion
4Learning of biomechanics of the masticatory system
5Learning of application of gnathological principles in practice
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Temporomandibular joint movements and occlusion elements, functional and parafunctional movements of the masticatory muscles
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1ANATOMY OF THE STOMATOGNATHIC SYSTEM Anatomy of the TMJ Masticatory muscles and ligaments Teeth, periodontal tissues
2FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF THE STOMATOGNATHIC SYSTEM Mechanics of TMJ and condylar pathways Neural control of mandibular movements and their effects on occlusion
3DYNAMICS OF OCCLUSAL RELATIONS Occlusal plane relations: Spee, Wilson and Monson curves
4DYNAMICS OF OCCLUSAL RELATIONS Mandibular movements in sagittal, horizontal and frontal planes
5DYNAMICS OF OCCLUSAL RELATIONS Centric relation, Long centric,centric occlusion Components determining occlusal morphology Occlusal contact types: cups-fossae, cusp-ridge
6Evaluating occlusion in the clinics and on the casts Current articulators and face-bow
7Occlusion types and anterior guidance Diagnosis and treatment of premature contacts in natural dentition, diagnostic wax-up
8Enginering principles of the stomatognathic system and modelling strategies Biomechanics of the stomatognathic system
9Effects of local and general stresses on the stomatognathic system
10Radiological evaluation of the stomatognathic system Conventional radiographs, CT, MRI and artrographic evaluations
11Clinical examination of the jaw movements
12Clinical significance of mouth opening and end-feel opening Mouth opening and closing types
13Written exam
14Clinical examination and diagnosis of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
15TMD treatment options I
16TMD treatment options II
Recommended or Required Reading
Gnatoloji- Prof. Dr. Haluk Keskin Fundamentals of Fixed Prosthodontics - Hobo, Shillinburg Comprehensive Occlusal Concepts in Clinical Practice-Irwin M. Becker www.pubmed.com
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination133
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)40
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