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Periodontology 3A - DENT5415

Year - 2020

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.

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


(DENT5410 and DENT5411 and DENT5412) or DENT6329


DENT5413 and DENT5414


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
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