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DEN 205 - Periodontology

A study of Periodontology as it relates to the practice of dental hygiene.  Emphasis on classification of periodontal disease, assessment, Phase I Therapy, maintenance and fundamentals of periodontal surgery.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  DEN 201 Dental Hygiene III

Prior or Concurrent:  DEN 201 Dental Hygiene III, DEN 203 Pain Management in Dentistry, DEN 204 General and Oral Pathology, DEN 206 Dental Pharmacology, DEN 209 Dental Nutrition

Credits: 2
2 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the pathogenesis of periodontal disease.
  2. Explain the models for periodontal disease and the associated local and systemic risk factors.
  3. Prepare a matrix on the Classification of Periodontal Disease using the etiology associated microbes, oral manifestations and extraordinary treatment.
  4. Explain the assessment mechanisms for periodontal disease including: medical history, BOP, CAL, PD, MGI, severity, extent, and radiograph findings.
  5. Prepare treatment plans for gingivitis, slight, moderate, and severe chronic periodontitis using evidence-based approach.
  6. Explain the mechanical methods utilized in non-surgical periodontal therapy.
  7. Explain the parameters of chemical agents utilized in periodontal pharmacology.
  8. Prepare a matrix which reports the type of interdental aid used to maintain different types of embrasures.
  9. Explain the different types of periodontal surgery and their purpose for repair and regeneration.
  10. Explain the parameters of dental implants.
  11. Explain and apply the guidelines for periodontal maintenance for both gingivitis and chronic periodontitis.
  12. Explain the controlling factors in the epidemiology of gingivitis and chronic periodontitis.

Intended Learning Outcome:

The outcome of this course is to enable students to identify periodontal disease using both scientific and clinical determinants.  This will result in selecting the best treatment modalities and preventive measures.

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