UW School of Dentistry

PERIO 639-642

Advanced Clinical Periodontics

Frank Roberts, Johnny Wang

1 Credit Per Quarter, 4 Credits Total / Quarters 12-15 (Summer, Third Year + Autumn-Spring, Fourth Year)

Course Description

Treatment of patients with more complex periodontal involvement. Development of skill in comprehensive treatment planning and execution by the individual student. Allowance made for surgical periodontics and experience in assisting in the treatment of advanced cases.

Educational Objectives

The student will gain knowledge in the principles of clinical periodontics. The objectives will be for the student to be able to (1) evaluate the periodontium and assign a diagnosis and prognosis, (2) develop a treatment plan, (3) provide timely and appropriate patient care, (4) perform preventive procedures including patient education and non-surgical debridement, (5) be a proficient clinician in clinical periodontal therapy, (6) perform periodontal surgical procedures, and (7) collaborate with specialists in periodontics.

Course Outline

Students are scheduled into Periodontics clinic one ½ day per week as part of their clinical rotations.

Course Expectations

To meet the requirements of this course successfully, the student must treat assigned patients in a stepwise manner, perform patient care, and be able to describe clinical conditions or improvements in patient periodontal status.

Students are scheduled into Periodontics clinic as part of their clinical rotations. Presence in clinic as scheduled is mandatory. Students must have at least 80% attendance by the end of the year (Quarter 15), and should have completed:

1. A minimum of 3 “completed cases”
2. A minimum of 3 patients with 3 maintenance cycles completed.
3. A minimum of 1 periodontal surgery

Daily grades will be modified at the end of the year depending on quantitative performance.

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.

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 4: Provide patient education in the prevention of oral diseases to promote oral and general health.
  • UWSOD Competency 7: Manage pulpal and periradicular disease.
  • 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 25: Manage a diverse patient population and have the interpersonal and communication skills to function successfully in a multicultural work environment.
  • UWSOD Competency 26: Evaluate the outcomes of treatment.


  • Clinical PERIODONTOLOGY by Newman, Takei, Klokkevold, and Carranza, 10th ed. 2006
  • The Red Tape of Clinical Periodontics
  • Lecture notes from PERIO 530-531

*last updated: 11/7/2011