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Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Dentistry Department of Conservative Dentistry Second Semester Course Syllabus Course

Information Course Title Course Code Prerequisites Course Website Instructor Office Location Office Phone Office Hours E-mail Teaching Assistant(s)

Dental Cariology Dent 211 N-A N-A Dr.Ghada Maghaireh D3-Third floor N-A N-A N-A

Course Description This course is designed to bring students to the current knowledge in the following topics: Introduction to dental caries, classification, etiology, microbiology, and epidemiology of dental caries. This course also covers sugar substitutes, saliva and dental caries, dental plaque, and diet nutrition and dental caries. Text Book Title Author(s) Publisher Year Edition Book Website


Dental Caries: The Disease and its Clinical Management Ole Fejerskov and Edwina Kidd Blackwell Munsksgaard 2003 First Edition N-A Essentials of dental Caries: the disease and its management. Kidd, Edwina A.M. Oxford University Press, Oxfordd; New York: 1997.2nd ed.

Assessment Policy Assessment Type Midterm First Exam Second Exam Final Exam Assignments Attendance

N-A 40 % N-A 60% N-A N-A



Course Objectives Understanding the classification of dental caries Understanding the etiology of dental caries Understanding the microbiology of dental caries Understanding the epidemiology of dental caries Understanding the role of diet and nutrition in dental caries Understanding types of sugars substitutes Understanding the role of saliva in dental caries Understanding time determinants of dental caries Understanding implications of secular trends in dental caries Understand the association between plaque and dental caries Understand the factors associated with root caries

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Teaching & Learning Methods Classroom lectures. Tests and exams. Review of exams. Textbook reading assignments. Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to Related Reference Objective(s) Understanding the classification of 1 dental caries Understanding the etiology of dental 2 caries Understanding the microbiology of 3 dental caries Understanding the epidemiology of 4 dental caries Understanding the role of diet and 5 nutrients in dental caries Understanding the different type of 6 sugar substitutes

Understanding the role of saliva in 7 dental caries Understanding the time determinants 8 of dental caries Understanding implications of secular 10 trends in dental caries Understand the association between 11 dental plaque and dental caries Understand the factors aassociated 12 with root caries

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Course Content Week 1 (6/2/2011) 2 (13/2/2011) 3 (20/2/2011) 4 (27/2/2011) 5 (5/3/2011) 6 (12/3/2011) 7 (19/3/2011) 8 (26/3/2011) 9 (2/4/2011) 10 (9/4/2011) 11 (16/4/2011) 12 (23/4/2011) 13 (30/4/2011) 14 (7/5/2011) Additional Notes Topics Introduction to the course Introduction to dental caries Classification of dental caries Etiology of dental caries Microbiology of dental caries Epidemiology of dental caries Diet, nutrients and dental caries Dental plaque Midterm Examination Root caries Saliva and dental caries Sugars substitutes Time determinants of dental caries Secular Trends in Dental Caries Chapter in text Handout Chapter #1 and #3 Handout Handout Chapter #10 Chapter #8 Chapter # 19 Chapter # 10 Chapter #3 and handout Chapter # 11 Handout Handout Handout


Gross violations of the formal codes are governed by University laws, which delineate the procedures to determine whether a violation of the code of ethics occurred and, if so, what remedies should be imposed. We encourage students to abide with the more sensitive approach to this by allowing the practice of a high

Makeup Exams Drop Dat Cheating Attendance Absenteeism

Morality (or proper behavior), which defines right and wrong by the society, philosophy, religion, and individual conscience. Students and their instructors often make ethical choices reflexively/ But ethically sensitive situations, where time, emotions and marks are pressured, it becomes all too easy to be blind-sided by temptation/ The best antidote to ethical lapses is to commit in advance to a set of ethical principles - your personal ethical code that follows or grows to it. Any difficulty or concern during the course should be passed directly to the course coordinator. It is applicable when an acceptable and valid excuse is presented at the applicable time N/A It is unethical and illegal by any means JUST regulations will be applicable It is mandatory for all lectures To receive course credit, a student should attend a minimum of 90% of the contact hours of the class. Students who are absent for the lecture must contact the course coordinator prior to the class. If absent from lectures, then the course coordinator will refer to related guidelines set by the university. Any student who is absent on a test day, will have to demonstrate an acceptable medical or social statement explaining the illness or personal crisis as instructed by their faculty. Individual instructors may accommodate by arrangements for a make-up test only when a written request is sent to and approved by the Dean. Any student who feels that s/he may need accommodation for any type of disability is encouraged to contact the course coordinator who will be happy to help in any way. Accommodations to the course plan can be tailored to the needs of specific individuals after consultations with the dean. All students are highly encouraged to participate in the classes. The course coordinator is always available to talk with the student when problems arise. If you have any problems that require the attention of an instructor, do not wait until the problem is insurmountable. If a student must talk with the course coordinator after office hours, an appointment can be made for that time. Do not allow tension to build-up to unsolvable proportions.

Students with Special needs

Participation Individual conferencing and consultations

Course changes

Information contained in this course outline is correct at the time of publication. Content of the courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational, employment needs. The course coordinator reserves the right to add or delete material from courses and will endeavor to provide notice of changes to students as soon as possible. The timetable may also be revised accommodating to holidays and unexpected off days.