The aim of this course is to develop advanced specialist expertise and skills which build on a dentist’s initial education and training. A practical syllabus addresses all areas of prosthodontics, forming a logical extension to existing theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
Longer life expectancy is resulting in a greater proportion of elderly patients requiring masticatory organ care which meets their specific needs – care which greatly improves their quality of life.
The number of patients with functional disorders is steadily increasing, making the provision of comprehensive training in diagnostic and treatment methods a health care policy priority. Interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of functional disorders forms an important part of the curriculum of this course.
Particular emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary treatment of difficult cases, e.g. patients with problematic jaw anatomy, patients who have had jaw operations, patients with dental phobia and patients with serious neurological or psychiatric conditions.
Graduates of the course will possess practical expertise in the areas of ceramic restoration, telescopic prostheses, implant prostheses and functional disorder diagnosis, so that they are able to independently carry out complex case planning and successfully resolve complicated dental prosthetics cases requiring interdisciplinary intervention.