Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Official General Catalog 
2023-2024 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  DEN 101 Dental Hygiene I, DEN 103 Oral Anatomy & Physiology, DEN 108 Infection Control in Dentistry, DEN 109 Dental Ethics & Jurisprudence, BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, ENG 110 College Writing I

Corequisites:  Prior or Concurrent:  DEN 102 Dental Hygiene II, DEN 106 Clinical Dental Radiography, DEN 110W Dental Materials, BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, CLT 208/209 Pathogenic Microbiology/Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory

Credits: 1
1 Class Hour
Course Profile
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.