Tuesday, 8:00 – 12:00 noon [DUC]

Wednesday, 8:00 – 12:00 noon [MUC]


Academic Year 2008G [1429H]


Course Directors             :           Dr. Thamer Al-Khadra         [DUC]

                                                Dr. Asma Al-Jobair   [MUC]


Course Contributors        :           Dr. Amjad Wyne

                                                Dr. Fares Al-Sehaibany                DUC               

                                                Dr. Lanre Bello

                                                Dr. Samia Darwish



Course Contributors        :           Dr. AlJoharah Al-Hussyeen

Dr. Sawsan Al-khwaiter

                                                 Dr. Rehab Allam                                                                                                                       Dr. Noura Al-Eissa                      MUC   

                                                Dr. Zain Al-Hafiz

                                                Dr. Manal Al-Mutairi                                                                 


Course Number                         :         341


Course Code                             :         PDS


Credit Hour                               :         Two (2) Credit Hours


Pre-Requisite Course                            :         211 RDS


Location in the Curriculum          :         Third Year


Required Textbooks                    :         Pediatric Dentistry:

                                                          Infancy Through Adolescence

                                                          By:  Jimmy Pinkham

Mosby, 4th Edition, 2005










Course Description:


            This is a two credit hour course made up of Didactic and Laboratory technique as Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry. The course holds in the second half of the third year. 

            The primary goals of Pediatric Dentistry include the diagnosis and prevention of disease, the preservation of the natural dentition and the restoration of health, function and esthetics of stomatognathic system.  The lectures will cover all these topics. 

            The primary function of the laboratory is the development of psychomotor skills of the dentist.  The psychomotor skills must be highly developed in order to provide quality care of the children. 

            Due to the high degree of skill required, disappointments and frustrations may occur during the process of learning and development.  Some students, for example, will need to repeat various projects.  However, the pre-clinical laboratory is the place where mistakes can occur without damage to the patient, and where skills can be developed to a high level of proficiency. 

            In order to maximize the benefits of each laboratory session, students will be expected to study the laboratory manual preparation for each project.


Course Objectives:


            Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:


1.          Understand the basic morphologic applications of cavity preparation in primary teeth.


2.         Gain the knowledge of matrix systems, amalgam and composite resin manipulation, stainless steel crown restoration as related to primary teeth.


3.         Understand the technique and indications for pulpotomy.


4.         Utilize the sealant system as a preventive measure against caries.


5.         Predict possible crowding problems and to utilize the space maintainer as a preventive measure against malocclusion.


6.         Acquire such psychomotor skills as to be able to treat a child by carrying of simple procedures in the clinic without any inhibitions.


Recommended Textbooks:


i)          Every student is required to purchase the recommended textbooks.


ii)         Lectures will be given from these books, students are required to read the assigned chapters for every lecture.  The lecture may not cover everything.  Examinations will be from the lectures and respective chapters in the textbooks.





            Students MUST attend all lectures and laboratory exercises, and be ON TIME.  Student who fails to attend a lecture/lab., he/she must report to the COURSE DIRECTOR the reason behind his/her absence.  Any student who fails to attend 75% of the lectures/laboratory exercises will not be allowed to sit for the FINAL EXAMINATION.  No excuse whatsoever.




·         Didactic                 -           40%

·         Laboratory                        -           60%


            Students MUST pass both parts individually to pass the course.  If a student passes the didactic but fails the laboratory part, or vice versa, he/she will not pass the course.


            Didactic (40%):


                   The evaluation for the lecture part will be as the following:


·         Mid-Term Exam [Essay/short note questions]            (15%)

·         Final Exam [Multiple choice questions and    (25%)

                                                            Essay/Short note]


            Laboratory (60%):


                   The evaluation for the laboratory projects will be as the following:


                        Weekly projects / Cleaning the cubicle/Behavior       25%

                        Quizzes                                                                         5%

                        Midterm exam [specific lab procedure]                      10%

                        Final Exam [specific lab procedure / spot exam]       20%




During the course, quizzes will be given without prior notice. It can be given in the lecture or in the laboratory.  Failure to participate attracts zero mark.


Course Outline [DIDACTIC]:


·                     Development and morphology of the primary dentition.

·                     Dental caries in the child and adolescent

·                     Restorative Dentistry

I           :           Posterior Restorations

II          :           Anterior Restorations

III         :           Stainless Steel Crowns

·                     Pulp therapy for the primary dentition.

·                     Local anesthesia and the use of the rubber dam.

·                     Prevention of dental diseases.

·                     Dental materials in pediatric dentistry.

·                     Space maintenance in the primary dentition.

·                     Oral habits.

·                     Examination of the child patient.



Course Outline [LABORATORY] Operative Technique:


            The following procedures shall be carried out by students in the Phantom Head Laboratory on ivorene or natural teeth.


            Occlusal cavity for amalgam on                    # 54

            Occlusal cavity for amalgam on                    # 84

            Occluso-lingual (OL)                                       # 55

            Mesio-occlusal (MO)                                      # 65

            Mesio-occlusal (MO)                                      # 85

            Disto-occlusal (DO)                                        # 74

            Forming and placing T-band matrix

            Amalgam restoration:  condensing,

            carving, burnishing and finishing

            Preventive resin restoration                             Permanent molar / premolar

            Stainless steel crown preparation                    # 75 or #85 and #64

            Pulpotomy (Primary molar)                           Extracted tooth

            Composite crown (anterior strip crown)        # 52 or # 62

            Fissure sealant (Permanent Molar)                  Extracted tooth

            Fluoride application                                       Demonstration

            Extraction techniques in children                    Demonstration

            Space maintainer                                            Demonstration (Band selection and adaptation)