This course examines the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management and clinical significance of muco-gingival defects. The role of attached gingiva in the health of the periodontium is discussed. Various surgical modalities for the management of gingival recession, frenal attachments and shallow vestibules are studied and their role evaluated in clinical scenarios. Regular journal clubs are held to critically evaluate current literature.
5 x 1.5 hr seminars
End of year examination (100%)
Lindhe, Karring and Lang (2008) Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (5th ed.). Recommended scientific papers for each seminar.
Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation
(DENT5410 and DENT5411 and DENT5412) or DENT6329Co-requisites
DENT5413 and DENT5414Prohibitions
physical and/or mental impairments jeopardizing performance of safe clinical dentistry and safety/health of patients and staff.