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Periodontology 2A - DENT5409

Year - 2020

This course covers surgical periodontal therapy, the clinical management of multi-rooted teeth and endodontic-periodontal considerations in diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment. Wound healing, basic surgical principles, pre-operative evaluation, surgical techniques, soft and hard tissue management, suturing and post operative care are covered. The course also covers the role of host risk factors in susceptibility to periodontal disease and in treatment selection and outcomes. Regular journal clubs are held to critically evaluate current literature.

16 x 1.5 hr seminars, 2 x 3 hr simulation lab sessions

Written examination, Essay

Lindhe, Karring and Lang (2008) Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (5th ed.). Recommended scientific papers for each seminar.

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


(DENT5404 and DENT5405 and DENT5406) or DENT6327


DENT5407 and DENT5408


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: A/Prof. Axel Spahr
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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