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:
1. Describe clinically normal and abnormal gingiva using the descriptors in the Gingival Evaluation in the assessment tool.
2. Describe the structures of the periodontium and report their connection to the assessment and treatment of periodontal disease.
3. Describe the inflammatory and immune responses and how they relate to the histopathogenesis of Gingivitis and Chronic Periodontitis.
4. 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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