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Indirect Tooth Restoration (ITR) or Microprosthodontics

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Accepted:01.07.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:ZTMVK_054LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Medicine; Oral MedicineTarget Audience:Dentistry
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Inguna Rence-Bambīte
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health
The Head of Structural Unit:Anda Brinkmane
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (count)5Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures10
Classes (count)3Class Length (academic hours)3Total Contact Hours of Classes9
Total Contact Hours19
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Dental anatomy and occlusion, dental materials, preclinical course in cariology and prosthodontics, periodontology, endodontology, computer knowledge.
Introduce students with the basics of microprosthodontics, give the understanding about operative dentistry transition to prosthodontics, increase the knowledge about biomaterials, do the practical exercises in preclinic, introduce students with advantages of digital dentistry, (CAD/CAM) systems and dental photography in clinical practice.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Indications, contraindications, classification and material choice in microprosthodontics.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
2Preparation rules for ITR and tooth tissue preservation.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
3Impressions for ITR, temporal ITR.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
4Digital dentistry: planning, CAD/CAM systems.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
5Cementation of ITR, digital dental photography.Lectures1.00E-Studies platform
6Preparation of teeth for direct and indirect restorations.Classes1.00clinical base
7Impressions: analogue and digital. Production of provisional ITR.Classes1.00clinical base
8Digital dentistry: planning, CAD/CAM systems. Digital dental photography.Classes1.00clinical base
Unaided Work:
Literature analysis.
Assessment Criteria:
Participation in classes, successfully passed final test.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Test
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:On successful completion of the course students will know the basics of the microprosthodontics: evaluation of teeth, teeth preparation and preservation for ITR, correct usage of materials and instruments, analogue and digital impressions, CAD/CAM systems in microprosthodontics, cementation of ITR, principles of dental photography.
Skills:Practical ability to restore teeth with inlays, onlays, veneers, partial crowns made from different materials, using analogue and digital workflow, documentation through dental photography.
Competencies:Ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge in microprosthodontics in everyday dental practice, offering the patients more therapy modalities using appropriate materials and techniques.
Required Reading
1Douglas A. Terry, Willi Geller Esthetic & restorative dentistry: material selection & technique. 1994
2David A. Garber, Ronald E. Goldstein. Porcelain & composite inlays & onlays : esthetic posterior restorations. 2013
3Clinical efficacy of compositeversusceramic inlays and onlays: A systematic review
4Marginal adaptation of CAD-CAM onlays: Influence of preparation design and impression technique
5Accuracy of crowns based on digital intraoral scanning compared to conventional impression-a split-mouth randomised clinical study.
Additional Reading
1Irfan Ahmad. Digital and conventional dental photography: a practical clinical manual. 2004
Other Information Sources
3European Journal of Prosthodontics
4British Dental Journal
5Clinical Oral Investigations