THE CONCEPT OF MANUAL SKILL EDUCATION IN STOMATOLOGY AT “APOLLONIA” UNIVERSITY OF IASI
education and maintenance
ergonomic stomatological system
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AbstractIn the usual university curricula of stomatology, the aspects related to the education and preservation of manual skills are not thoroughly and sufficiently studied, which explains the theme of the present study, dedicated to the reorganization of the curricula content of the disciplines involved in the development of practical competences in the field. Each student possesses a certain individual manual skill, understood by the teacher only superficially, which is also the case of his natural aptitudes and deficiencies. That is why, the training developed during student years should be prolongued along the whole professional career of the stomatologist, which requires changing of one’s usual attitude versus his own performances, along with a conscious and continuous education for maintaining and developing the expected practical competences. Special attention should be paid to avoiding physical and psychic fatigue, by a corresponding dosage of the intensity of one’s activity, along with a suitable prophylaxy of occupational pathology by practising of relaxation exercises adapted to such a specific profession. An important premise of the implementation of the concept of manual skill refers to the fact that instrumentalized parctising of dental medicine, always influenced by the continuous technological development, assumes the utilization of a large range of medical apparata and devices, in the absence of which stomatology would be a wholly different thing. Organization of an ergonomic stomatological system represents another important objective of the program of skill education as, in itself, it does not cover the shortcomings of a disordered activity. Essential in such situations is the sequential knowledge of the execution times for the various restorative dental, endodontic, periodontal, surgical, prosthetic procedures, on categories of age, the realization of which maintains the manual skills, by their execution on electro-mechanical and haptic simulators and by the development of practical competences on the pacient, under the direct supervision of the didactic staff, after practical demonstration.