Department of Prosthodontics

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General Info

Laboratory of Prosthodontics

 

The Laboratory of Prosthodontics was established in 2017, with Ministerial Decision no. 25209/2017 (GG 692 7-3-2017, issue B), following the merging of the following Departments:

(a) Department of Fixed Prosthesis and Implant Prosthodontics [established in 1971 by Royal Decree no. 413/1971 (GG 126/24-6-1971 issue A) under the name Department of Fixed Dental Prosthesis, and renamed Department of Fixed Prosthesis and Implant Prosthodontics in 1997 by Ministerial Decision no. Β1/437/1997 (GG 993/7-11-97, issue B)]; and

(b) Department of Removable Prosthodontics [established in 1959 by Legislative Decree no. 3974/1959 (GG188/7-9-1959, issue A)].

The Laboratory of Prosthodontics belongs to the Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Its primary objective is to serve research and educational needs in the following subjects:

1) Fixed Prosthesis and Implant Prosthodontics;

2) Removable Prosthodontics; and

3) Dental and Craniofacial Bioengineering.

 

Mission - Purpose - Areas of Activity

The Laboratory of Prosthodontics has the following mission:

1. To cover research and educational needs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level for the Department, as well as for other AUTh Departments, on subjects that fall under the Laboratory’s subject areas, and form part of the curriculum.

2. To train (in theory and practice) specialised scientists in the subjects covered by the Laboratory, and as provided by law.

3. To pursue collaborations in any form with research centers and academic institutions in Greece and abroad, provided that their objectives are the same, consistent with, or complementary to those of the Laboratory. 

4. To organise scientific lectures, seminars, symposia, conferences and other scientific events; to publish papers and books; and to invite both Greek and foreign scientists recognised for their scientific excellence.

5. To provide services in accordance to the provisions of PD 159/1984 (GG 53/issue A/27-4-1984): “Conditions for the provision of services by university laboratories to private individuals and to entities of any legal form”.

6. To provide expert opinions (e.g. in court, etc.) on issues related to its subject areas, according to current legislation.

7. To collect, process, store, and distribute research data.

8. To undertake projects and studies of a consulting or developmental nature, towards the goal of meeting society’s needs.

9. To publish scientific journals.

 

The areas of activity of the Laboratory of Prosthodontics include the following subject areas:

1. The subject of “Fixed Prosthesis and Implant Prosthodontics” covers at least one autonomous subject area of the Laboratory and includes the development, implementation and assessment of scientific restoration methods using conventional fixed prosthetic restorations, combined prosthetic restorations, and prosthetic implant-supported restorations in patients of all ages; clinical physiology and pathology of the stomatognathic system; Occlusion; Craniognathic Disorders; and the materials for reconstructive, restorative, and regenerative applications.

2. The subject of “Removable Prosthodontics” covers at least one autonomous subject area of the Laboratory and pertains to the development, implementation and assessment of scientific methods of restoring appearance and function with conventional removable and implant-supported restorations, on patients of all ages with partial or complete edentulism or with Oral and Maxillofacial defects, for the purpose of improving oral and overall health. It also includes the materials for reconstructive, restorative, and regenerative applications.

3. The subject of “Dental and Craniofacial Bioengineering” covers at least one autonomous subject area of the Laboratory and pertains to the development, implementation and assessment of scientific clinical and laboratory methods for prosthetic treatment of patients with partial or complete edentulism, for the restoration of dental, oral and craniofacial defects based on the principles of Tissue engineering, Genetic engineering, Bioinformatics, Biodiagnostics, Bioengineering, Biotherapeutics, and Biomimetics.