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090170P Introduction to Oral Health II, 1 ECTS cr 
Code 090170P  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Introduction to Oral Health II  Abbreviation Oral Health II 
Scope1 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline5402 Dentistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Dentistry 

Marja-Liisa Laitala 
Tarja Tanner 

ECTS Credits 

1 ECTS credit

Language of instruction 



2nd study year spring term

Learning outcomes 

Upon competition of the course, the student will be able to

  • be aware of main oral health promoting and threatening factors (caries, periodontal diseases)
  • to design and implement oral health promotion among primary school children
  • know the organization of primary dental care and working model at the City of Oulu, Dental Teaching Clinic
  • know basic information on the organization of specialized dental care

Promoting oral health among primary school children Lectures: Introductory lecture (3h) on most common non-communicable oral diseases, how they can be prevented in individual and population levels. Brief introduction to mental development stages of children. Preliminary plan of tasks among 1st and 2nd graders (4-5) In teams designing the tasks and implementation in detail (3 h) regarding health promotion.

Introduction to primary dental care. The students visit Dental Clinic of Teaching Health Centre twice during the first two years of dental studies. He/she follows the clinical work of senior dental student or assists for instance in using suction supervised by the student. For each visit approximately 2.5 h is scheduled.

Introduction to specialized dental care and oral surgery Lectures: Introductory Lecture (3h) which deals with the general outlines of the legislation and organization concerning dental special care. The patient's care pathway in hospital. The training system of specialization studies. Presentations from different dental specialities portraying the typical treatment protocols in hospital level oral care. Visit to the City of Oulu dental special care unit and to the Oulu University Hospital Dental and Oral Diseases outpatient clinic.

Mode of delivery 

Lectures, team/group assignments,  clinical practice assignments

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, team/group assignments, clinical practice assignments

Target group 

2nd year dental students

Recommended or required reading 

Materials from lectures

Assessment methods and criteria 

The assessment criteria are based on the learning outcomes of the course.


The course utilizes verbal grading scale Pass/Fail

Person responsible 

Prof. Marja-Liisa Laitala

PhD Tarja Tanner


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Johdatus suun terveyteen II  Course  Anne Laajala  02.05.22 -12.05.22

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