UW School of Dentistry

PERIO 530-531

Principles of Periodontics

Thomas Flemmig

2 Credits each quarter/ Quarter 9 and 10 (Autumn and Winter, Third Year)

Course Description

This course uses an interactive format to cover general principles in clinical periodontics. students develop analytical skills for translating evidence based information into clinical decision making by active participation.

Educational Goals/Objectives:

The objectives of this course are to develop an understanding of:

  • Diagnosis and management of furcation invasion
  • Clinical and anatomical outcomes of periodontal therapy
  • Supportive periodontal therapy
  • Diagnosis and management of periodontitis associated with endodontic lesions
  • Diagnosis and management of periodontal emergencies
  • Diagnosis and management of non-plaque induced gingival diseases
  • Management of gingival recessions
  • Biologic width considerations in restorative dentistry
  • Pre-orthodontic considerations
  • Diagnosis and management of peri-implant diseases
  • Periodontal treatment planning as an inherent part of integrated dental care

Lecture topics include: Mucogingival surgery, interrelationship between Periodontics and restorative dentistry and orthodontics, management of non-plaque associated gingival diseases, management of peri-implant disorders, maintenance therapy, perio-endo lesions, and periodontal emergencies.

Method of Evaluation:

There will be one midterm exam and a final exam.  Students will also be evaluated on class participation.

Examination/Grading Policies:

Grading in this course will follow the Grading Guidelines of the University of Washington (http://depts.washington.edu/grading/practices/guidelines.html).
Each student’s grade will be determined by a weighted average of team and individual performance based on the following weight:

  • Class participation (individual)
  • Mid-term (individual)
  • Final (team)

Competencies Addressed

  • UWSOD Competency 1: Examine a patient using contemporary diagnostic methods to evaluate the head and neck region and to reach a diagnosis of the patient’s oral and craniofacial health status.
  • UWSOD Competency 3: Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan based on diagnostic findings, then implement treatment in a safe, properly sequenced and timely manner.
  • UWSOD Competency 7: Manage pulpal and periradicular disease.
  • UWSOD Competency 8: Manage dental emergencies.
  • UWSOD Competency 11: Diagnose and manage hard and soft tissue lesions and diseases of the orofacial complex.
  • UWSOD Competency 14: Manage periodontal diseases.
  • UWSOD Competency 15: Assess the teeth and supporting structures and provide preventive services.
  • UWSOD Competency 26: Evaluate the outcomes of treatment.

Course Expectations

Perio 530 and 531 is a 2-quarter course. Students are expected attend each class prepared, complete the assignments, and actively participate in class discussion.

Effective Winter Quarter 2007, completion of on-line course evaluation is a requirement of this course. Failure to comply will result in an “Incomplete” grade being assigned.

Course Contact Information:

Dr. Thomas Flemmig:  Department of Periodontics, Room D-570, 206.543.5043 flemmig@u.washington.edu

Dr. Robert Johnson: Department of Periodontics, Room D-554, 206.685.2064 rhjperio@u.washington.edu

*last updated: 11/7/2011