Prosthodontics is the specialty of dentistry pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.
The philosophy of this specialty programme is to produce an individual who has been trained to be an autonomous clinician capable of independent critical thought and exhibiting excellence in critical appraisal and clinical skills. It will provide the basis of further ongoing development within the field of Prosthodontics at Specialist level.
Prosthodontics deals with the art and science of the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of defects of teeth.
Treatment outcomes expected by a Prosthodontist include restoration of proper tooth form, function and esthetics while maintaining the physiological integrity of the teeth in harmonious relationship with the adjacent hard and soft tissues, all of which enhance the general health and welfare of the patient.