DEN 107 - Introduction to Periodontology
Clinical and histological evaluations of gingivitis and periodontitis; study of the periodontium, the inflammatory and immune responses, and microbiology of plaque.
Prior or Concurrent: DEN 102 Dental Hygiene II, DEN 106 Clinical Dental Radiography, DEN 110W Dental Materials
1 Class Hour
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Describe clinically normal and abnormal gingiva using the descriptors in the Gingival Evaluation in the assessment tool.
- Describe the structures of the periodontium and report their connection to the assessment and treatment of periodontal disease.
- Describe the inflammatory and immune responses and how they relate to the histopathogenesis of Gingivitis and Chronic Periodontitis.
- Describe the characteristics and pathogenicity of the microbes associated with gingivitis and chronic periodontitis.
Intended Learning Outcome:
This course introduces students to the basic parameters of periodontal disease. This involves understanding the tissues of the periodontium, their response to plaque, and clinical manifestations.
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