Dental Curriculum Threads

Introduction to Periodontics

Course Director: George Kotsakis
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 periodontium, classification of periodontal diseases, and their epidemiology.

Learning Objectives

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

1. List the normal structures of the periodontium
2. Classify the various 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

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

Date last updated: 2018-10-04