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Periodontology 1A - DENT5403

Year - 2020

This course provides an evidence-based foundation in anatomy, histology and physiology of periodontal tissues; aetiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. Additionally, in the examination, diagnosis, classification, prognosis, prevention, treatment planning, staging of treatment; and in non-surgical periodontal therapy including supportive periodontal therapy. A focus of this year will be the oral biofilm including specific periodontal pathogens, mechanical and chemical biofilm control as well as modifying/risk factors (i.e. behavioral/life style factors, endodontic factors, occlusal factors, inflammation, immunology) and wound healing. Towards the end of the year, the students will be introduced to the basic techniques and materials of periodontal surgery. Regular journal clubs, seminars and workshops are held to critically evaluate the current literature and gain the theoretical background required. Didactic instruction in this course complements clinical activities.

Clinical work and small group seminars

Written paper and essay (summative assessment). Midyear examination

A recommneded reading and textbook list is provided for this unit in class.

Assumed knowledge
Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation


DENT5401 and DENT5402


physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof. Axel Spahr
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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