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Periodontics 3: Prevention/Periodontics II

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Spring / 2

Course Overview

This multidisciplinary course serves as a continued introduction and overview to prevention in dentistry following DENTPC 577-Periodontics 2.  This course is the clinical application of topics covered in lecture the prior quarter.  Students will see patients for preventive maintenance appointments and will apply knowledge in caries detection and treatment planning, identification of periodontal predisposing factors, dentinal hypersensitivity, advanced root instrumentation, and implant instrumentation.  Students will provide patient care in the weekly clinical sessions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Perform screening and comprehensive periodontal examinations, record clinical findings, and identify and remove plaque and calculus
  2. Describe the steps to be taken in performing a detailed periodontal examination
  3. Select the correct symbols to be used in recording the clinical findings of a periodontal examination and enter complete periodontal charting the electronic health record
  4. Perform a plaque index
  5. Discuss in written and oral form, the purpose of, indications for and techniques involved in scaling and coronal polishing
  6. Describe the characteristics of various periodontal scalers, curettes, and powered instruments and their indicated use
  7. Demonstrate the proper use of ultrasonic instruments on a classmate
  8. Demonstrate use of the Dental Rat for periodontal recording in the electronic health record
  9. Perform radiographic assessment of periodontal disease and caries
  10. Use the electronic health record system to write a referral to another clinic, update medical history, enter a prescription, and upload and assess radiographs.
  11. Apply knowledge from the course to assist a classmate in a restorative procedure
  12. Pass a proficiency exam in Dental Prophylaxis procedure

UWSOD Competencies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14

Date last updated: 2019-01-14