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DENT5406: Periodontology 1B

2024 unit information

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. Students may be required to attend classes at multiple locations.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry

Code DENT5406
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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DENT5401 and DENT5402 and DENT5403
Corequisites:
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DENT5404 and DENT5405
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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Comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of General Dentistry, particularly in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. evaluate, compare, contrast and explain the historic development of periodontics
  • LO2. evaluate, compare, contrast and explain the development, anatomy, histology and physiology of the tissues of the oral cavity and related structures and the periodontal tissues in particular
  • LO3. evaluate, compare, contrast and explain the aetiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases, life style risk factors, the principles of inflammation and immunology periodontal tissues/diseases, the principles of wound healing, the inter-relationship of periodontitis and pulpal disease
  • LO4. evaluate, compare, contrast and explain different sedation techniques, local anaesthetics and general anaesthesia and explain methods of biopsy collection
  • LO5. evaluate, compare, contrast and demonstrate the diagnosis and classification of periodontal diseases and demonstrate the development of a comprehensive periodontal treatment plan including supportive periodontal therapy.
  • LO6. evaluate, compare, contrast and demonstrate the application of different techniques and materials for mechanical chemical biofilm control
  • LO7. evaluate, compare, contrast and demonstrate basic techniques and materials of periodontal surgery and suturing and demonstrate the management of pre-, peri- and post-operative complications.
  • LO8. evaluate, compare, contrast and demonstrate occlusal therapy and management, and occlusal and periodontal interactions
  • LO9. evaluate, compare, contrast and demonstrate contemporary imaging techniques in dentistry and particularly related to periodontics and implant dentistry
  • LO10. demonstrate the skills required to write scientific papers.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Surry Hills, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Westmead, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Westmead, Sydney

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