Comprehensive Dentistry

Undergraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

The subject General Dentistry integrates the teaching of the various clinical disciplines in order to train candidates for a comprehensive patient approach and cooperation within the dental team. The most important subjects in General Dentistry are Cariology, Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Gerodontology. It also includes elements from TMD/Orofacial Pain, Oral Surgery/Oral Medicine, Biomaterials, Orthodontics, Oral Radiology, Odontophobia and Community Dentistry. The need for thorough knowledge of these subjects is motivated by the fact that dental hygienists should be able to provide broad and straightforward information to various categories of adult patients, both as individuals and/or groups.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, the student is able to:


  • Explain a comprehensive patient treatment


  • diagnose and register status presens
  • plan and perform appropriate treatment in adult patients

General competence:

  • Have focus on adequate, ethical and professional competence in relation to patients and partners
  • Be aware of patients' individual needs
  • Be aware of the technical quality of the treatment performed
  • Be aware of laws and regulations for health-related activities

Semester of Instruction

Autumn and spring
Access to the Course
Bachelor's Programme in Dental Hygiene
Teaching and learning methods
Clinical teaching in cooperation with dental students, under the supervision of clinical teachers. Theoretical teaching consists of lectures in General Dentistry, seminars and case presentation in General Dentistry in collaboration with dental students.

The students will participate actively with dental students in case presentations of a comprehensively treated and completed case.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Seminars, group work and clinical practice

All teaching is mandatory, except for lectures. The student is responsible for reporting absences, and unexcused absences are not allowed.¿In addition to the attendance requirements, the academic requirements must be met, both in terms of the quality of the work and sufficient practice¿.

In this subject, mandatory activities are valid for two semesters.

Forms of Assessment

4 hour written exam

The course TPBAFOR-K3 must be passed before the student can sit the exam.

Grading Scale


Assessment Semester
Course Evaluation
The course is evaluated every three years.
Examination Support Material