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Pediatric skills course

  • ECTS credits1
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeOD3BARN
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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ECTS Credits

1 ECTS credits

Level of Study


Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

Pediatric dentistry comprises the part of dentistry aimed at the prevention and treatment of developmental disorders, trauma and diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues in children and adolescents 0-18 years, including disabled and sick children. The pediatric dentistry course deals with skills and clinical competences among children and adolescents,

The skills course starts with groupwork and discussion on how to establish a good study environment in the discipline. The course includes learning of technical skills in decidous and permanent teeth. The course ends with a theoretical test with multiple choice questions. Students have to pass the test to be able to start their clinical service.  The students are informed of the result and of the correct answers to the questions immediately after the test. 

Learning Outcomes


The candidate has knowledge of the following techniques:

  • Caries therapy in the primary dentition
  • Caries therapy in the permanent dentition
  • Steel crown preparation
  • Fixation of traumatic teeth


The candidate manages the following skills

  • Caries therapy in the primary dentition
  • Caries therapy in the permanent dentition
  • Steel crown therapy
  • Fixation of traumatized teeth

General competence

The candidate has the required competence for treatment of dentition in children and adolescents.

Required Previous Knowledge

Completed 5th semester in Master of Dentistry

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap


Access to the Course

Master of Dentistry, MAOD-ODONT

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, demonstrations and technical tasks

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

The course is held as preparatory courses, lectures, seminars and work in the clinics.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Passed skills course is a prerequisite to start with clinical patient treatment.

Forms of Assessment

- Introductory test

- Technical procedures

Examination Support Material

Course booklet

Grading Scale


Assessment Semester


Reading List

The reading list will be available within 1st of December the year before the course commences. 

Course Evaluation

Every 3rd year according to the system for quality in education at UiB.

Programme Committee

The board for studies in odontology

Course Coordinator

Professor Jorma Virtanen

Course Administrator

Department for clinical dentistry


Department of clinical dentistry