Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral Function
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Prosthetic dentistry and oral function covers knowledge of the biological and biotechnological principles that form the basis for choosing replacements when rehabilitating various forms of functional disorders caused by loss of teeth and other oral tissue. It also covers the knowledge of the function of the jaw, muscles and teeth as chewing and speech organs, and their significance for individuals’ physical appearance.
- The clinical aspect of the discipline concentrates on the treatment of functional impairment of the dentition and mandibular system as a whole
- The department is responsible for disseminating basic disciplinary knowledge and for the practical, clinical training of students within the framework of the existing curriculum
- Furthermore, the department is responsible for providing the three-year specialist training in prosthetic dentistry and the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for advanced functional rehabilitation