Periodontology 1B (DENT5406)


This course examines the microbiology and pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Particular emphasis is given to studying the biofilm structure of dental plaque and the presence of specific, periodontopathic micro-organisms within the supragingival and subgingival oral environments. The concepts of the host response and disease susceptibility are covered and the role of risk factors studied. This course also studies the roles of plaque control and supportive periodontal therapy in the clinical management of periodontal disease. Regular journal clubs are held to critically evaluate current literature.

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18x1.5 hr seminars


End of year examination (100%)


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


(DENT5401 and DENT5402 and DENT5403) or DENT6326


DENT5404 and DENT5405

Study this unit outside a degree

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.