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Predoctoral Course Catalog


Surgical Periodontics – Selective

Course Director:
Selective # of Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Overview

This course is intended to give the student a greater exposure to comprehensive periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning with an evidence-based rationale, increased exposure to periodontal surgical procedures, and an overview of the specialty as a whole. Pre-approval from the Periodontics Department is required for this course.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Enhance basic understanding of periodontics through short seminars, which are case-specific and will cover subjects of interest as indicated by the elective students
  2. Refine the use of terminology in discussion of periodontics
  3. Improve periodontal diagnostic skills and concepts
  4. Improve comprehensive treatment planning ability and sequencing of care
  5. Introduce basic surgical periodontics to include but not limited to: clinical crown lengthening, extractions and implant site preparation, mucogingival techniques, and possibly implant placement on a very selected basis
  6. Refine suturing technique
  7. Refine clinical photographic skills

Date last updated: 2016-12-15