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DENT5412: Periodontology 2B

2024 unit information

This Unit addresses advanced and complex non-surgical periodontal therapy: diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment. The use of different types of antimicrobial therapy, management of multi-rooted teeth and endodontic-periodontal considerations, as well as different techniques in periodontal surgery and modern supportive periodontal therapy will be covered. Wound healing, basic surgical principles, pre-operative evaluation as well as soft and hard tissue management and post-operative care are included. The course also covers the role of host risk factors in patients susceptible to periodontal diseases and in treatment selection and outcomes. 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 DENT5412
Academic unit Discipline of Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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DENT5407 and DENT5408 and DENT5409
Corequisites:
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DENT5410 and DENT5411
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. Clinical skills and theoretical knowledge taught in year 1 (DENT5401-DENT5406)

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

  • LO1. evaluate and demonstrate the planning and treatment of supportive periodontal therapy, including the use of airflow devices and diagnosis and treatment of acute periodontal conditions.
  • LO2. identify, evaluate and discuss the outcomes of non-surgical versus surgical periodontal treatment as well as indications, contraindications and techniques of basic periodontal surgery and different types of flap techniques.
  • LO3. identify, evaluate and discuss the use of systemic and local antimicrobials as well as antibiotics in periodontal therapy and the different concepts of mechanical and chemical biofilm control
  • LO4. identify, evaluate and discuss guided biofilm therapy
  • LO5. identify, evaluate and discuss the principles, techniques and materials of periodontal regeneration, bone regeneration/augmentation and ridge preservation .
  • LO6. demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the discussion of tissue and cell response in inflamed and healing periodontal tissues (including growth factors, cell mobilisation and regional role of mesenchymal stem cells)
  • LO7. demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the discussion of aetiology and pathogenesis of furcation involvement, as well as the different treatment options and their prognoses
  • LO8. demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the discussion of the role of the periodontal pathogens in aetiology, pathogenesis, treatment and maintenance of periodontal diseases, and in particular the role of porphyromonas gingivalis
  • LO9. demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the discussion of the associations between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases/conditions as well as in the discussion of the effects of medications used for the management of systemic diseases on periodontal/peri-implant tissues.
  • LO10. demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the discussion of the concept and idea of immune-modulation in periodontal therapy and maintenance.

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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