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Introduction to Periodontics

Course Director: Diane Daubert
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Autumn / 1

Course Overview

This is the introductory didactic course in periodontology. It includes the clinical, histopathologic, and radiographic features of various periodontal diseases; principles of preventive periodontics; initial examination of the periodontium; and the classification and epidemiology of periodontal diseases.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

1. List the normal structures of the periodontium.
2. Diagnose periodontal diseases.
3. Describe the epidemiology of periodontal diseases.
4. Describe local and systemic factors that contribute to the development of periodontal disease.
5. Describe the role of microbial plaque, calculus, and tobacco use in the development of periodontal diseases.
6. Describe the histopathology of periodontal diseases.
7. Describe the host response and pathogenic lesions in periodontal disease.
8. Demonstrate periodontal probing technique on a dentoform.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-04, C-11, C-12, C-13, CE-03

Date last updated: 2023-08-09