Cariology is the basic part of dental medicine study which on the basis of knowledges about development of hard tooth tissue and supporting structures, histological and chemical composition of hard tooth tissue study the developmental abnormalities of permanent teeth, the etiology of hard dental tissues disease, chemical interactions during development of dental caries lesion, histopathological and clinical manifestations of caries lesions, the chemical processes in the caries lesion, caries diagnosis, the caries risk assessment, epidemiology, dental hygiene and dental caries prevention, and the impact of systemic diseases on caries formation.
Teaching is thematically divided into three parts. In the first part, students based on knowledge about growth and development of the tooth and histology of hard tooth tissue gain insight into the developmental anomalies of permanent teeth and their impact on caries development, as well as on non-caries teeth damages. The second part deals with aetiology, development, pathohistological and clinical manifestations of caries lesions, caries diagnosis, classification of carious lesions, as well as the influence of systemic diseases on caries development. The third part covers epidemiology and the prevention of caries disease.
- Basic literature
1. Ole Fejerskov, Bente Nyvad, Edwina Kidd. Dental Caries. The Disease and it's Clinical Management. 3rd ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
1. Thylstrup A & Fejerskov O. Textbook of Clinical Cariology. II ed. Munksgaard, Copenhagen, 1994.
1. Šutalo J i sur. Patologija i terapija tvrdih zubnih tkiva. Zadro, Zagreb, 1994.
2. Fejerskov O, Kidd E. Zubni karijes. Bolest i klinički postupci. Prijevod 2. izdanja. Naklada Slap, Jastrebarsko, 2011.