Oral rehabilitation is a discipline of dentistry that deals with diagnostics, treatment planning and restoration of larger tooth defects and with congenially or acquired missing teeth and other oral tissues. The focus of oral rehabilitation is to which extent artificial replacements shall be used and how the patient may maintain good oral function, comfort, appearance and health in the best possible way. Treatment can involve restoration of teeth with crowns or replacement of teeth with implants, fixed partial dentures (bridges) or removable dentures.
The aim of the teaching in oral rehabilitation is to provide the student with a good insight into the main fields, tooth defects and partial or complete tooth loss with regard to occurrence, effect and treatment options. Included in the education programme is also teaching in maxillofacial rehabilitation.
Through clinical work the student will gain experience in treatment of larger tooth defects (cast crowns), partial edentulousness (bridges and removable partial dentures) and complete edentulousness (complete dentures). The students are also required to participate in rehabilitation emergency care, treatment planning and maintenance care.
The students are taught how to evaluate the Danish dental conditions in relation to international perspectives and to pay attention to research, social changes and marketing of dental service.
Teaching in oral rehabilitation takes place at the 6th semester (BA programme) and ends with an exam after the 3rd semester (MA programme). The clinical training in oral rehabilitation during the 3rd and 4th semesters of the MA programme is part of comprehensive care.