Course : Periodontology
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- Spring 2023
- Centennial Hall, 103
- Jill Young
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- Final Exam Day/Time
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Given reading assignments, lecture, class discussion, videos, and lab work as applicable, upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Identify the history and evolution of periodontal disease and therapy.
2. Locate, describe, and identify the function of each component of the periodontium, histologically and anatomically.
3. Explain risk factors in periodontal disease, classify periodontal bacteria, identify specific periodontal pathogens and level of virulence, and describe the disease process at the cellular level.
4. Identify and explain the role of plaque as oral biofilm, calculus, and as an etiologic agent, along with describing the action of mechanical and chemical plaque control, the role of the patient and the conditions that affect periodontal health.
5. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to prevent the onset and/or progression of periodontal disease, dental caries, oral cancer, and oral traumatic injuries by providing individualized patient education based on the patientâs oral and nutritional needs.
6. Identify and classify the diseases of the gingiva and periodontium, identify the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases describe the effects of antibiotic therapy and its appropriate use.
7. Describe the biological basis of occlusal function and distinguish between primary and secondary occlusal trauma.
8. Describe the various methods and relationships of assessment tools in periodontal disease, list the goals and phases of periodontal treatment for AAP case types and list factors involved with prognosis.
9. Demonstrate foundational knowledge of nutritional needs throughout the life cycle as well as the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of both systemic and oral disease.
10. Identify the function of nutrients essential to oral health and demonstrate the implementation of effective approaches to dietary assessment and nutrition counseling in the dental setting.
11. Define the goals and rationale for surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy, describe the various techniques, indications for treatment, and post-surgical care.
12. Describe the various types of dental implants, explain factors contributing to success and failure of implants, and describe maintenance therapy of the dental implant patient.
13. List the sequence, effectiveness, and objectives of supportive periodontal therapy, explain the relationship between compliance and recurrence of periodontal disease and describe methods of controlling dentin hypersensitivity.
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